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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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Tenancy in chambers is no longer, it seems, tenancy for life. Hopping to and fro between chambers has become increasingly frequent with many barristers uprooting and simply moving on. Why this new flexible approach? Five years ago, barristers moving chambers was almost unheard of. Equally, those poaching talent from other sets would find themselves blackballed. […]

Market your firm for the future

Graham Irwin says that having a good marketing database is essential to nurturing relationships with existing clients and identifying potential markets. Graham Irwin is the principal of specialist legal management consultancy Irwin Associates. Many solicitors are still coming to terms with the idea of marketing their services and confusion still reigns over the difference between […]

Indemnity is illusory

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, fax 0171 734 0534, e-mail lawyer.edit@chiron.co.uk, DX44700 Soho Square I was interested to see your recent article in which a City lawyer was suggesting that firms with claims should be thrown out of SIF. I can assure you that there are many unfortunate […]

In brief: Pratap Amin

In The Lawyer (28 October 1997), a news item “Wilde Sapte suffers triple loss” stated that Pratap Amin is “going back to India next March” when he retires from the partnership. Pratap Amin has asked us to make it clear that he does not intend to move to India and will remain in England as […]

Housing lawyers prepare to battle small claims reforms

A SECOND front will be opened up against the Government’s legal reform blueprint when it publishes its consultation paper on raising the small claims threshold from £3,000 to £5,000 this week. The Legal Action Group (LAG) has joined housing lawyers in warning that tenants being victimised and exploited by their landlords will lose out under […]

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