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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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Law Society must make amends for SIF debacle

FINALLY it seems that the Law Society has bowed to the inevitable by conceding that law firms should be allowed to purchase their indemnity insurance on the open market. Yes, on paper a compulsory mutual solicitors indemnity fund could be better for the profession as a whole. But what the society has only just realised […]

Masons poaches PFI partner

Masons’ aggressive hiring spree continued this week with the defection of Addleshaw Booth & Co’s head of construction Huw Baker to the firm’s Manchester office. Baker is the fifth new construction or PFI partner at Masons in the last five months. In April, the firm hired two PFI partners from Bevan Ashford – Iain Fairbairn […]

PWC in bid to pull network's affiliated practices into line

Gerard Nicolay, the head of Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ international legal network, has formed a global executive body to try to integrate the dozens of local affiliated legal practices into one firm. The seven-member executive, chaired by Nicolay, comprises the heads of Coopers & Lybrand’s and Price Waterhouse’s French, Dutch and UK (Chris Arnheim and Chris Tite) […]

It has been a bad week for…

Kentucky lawyer Victoria Murden, whose attempt to row across the Atlantic solo ended when her 23ft boat capsized 1,000 miles off Land’s End. The Law Society press office, whose press release giving details of a Web site on the Millennium Bug suffered from some gremlins of its own and gave the wrong Web site address. […]

Dispute over right of way

Lady Violet Aitken, Timothy Aitken and the trustees of the Beaverbrook Foundation have launched a right of way action in the High Court against Rosebay Investment (Private), of London WC2. The foundation plans to use Cherkley Court, Leatherhead, for educational and public purposes, but claims the right of way to the premises has been blocked […]

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