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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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US firms outperform downturn

Shearman and Brobeck performances lose them millionaires’ club status, while Latham and Gibson Dunn join the ranks The signs may have been ominous but, despite clouds on the corporate and capital markets horizon, US firms seem to have weathered 2001.The American Lawyer’s AmLaw 100 for US firms’ turnover and profit performance for the last financial […]

Neither here nor there

Gerald Bland, the man behind Wragge & Co’s attack on the London property market, has become the latest subject of a conspiracy theory. Last Friday Bland was attempting to complete his last big deal at Herbert Smith before moving to his new firm, ‘Birmingham-based’ Wragges. The parties were due to exchange late Friday afternoon and […]

Holdens fills up with Hammonds partners

Leading Hammonds partner Duncan Haymes is joining some of his former colleagues at Holden + Co Also joining the new insolvency boutique is former Hammonds head of insolvency Paul Rhodes, while Jeremy Bennett, a senior insolvency partner at Hammonds’ Leeds office, is understood to be talking to the firm.The Lawyer understands that Haymes will run […]

A&O staff receive 11 per cent performance bonus

For the second year running, Allen & Overy (A&O) is to pay all of its staff a performance-related bonus This year all employees will receive 11 per cent of their annual pay.The figure is down on last year, when staff received 17 per cent. However, it is well over the 5 per cent forecast for […]

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