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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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The Association of Pension Lawyers has appointed a Freshfields partner as its new chair for a two-year term. Ken Dierden has been a member of the main committee of APL for six years and was previously chair of its legislative and parliamentary sub committee. He was elected to his new post at the association AGM […]

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PLANNING lawyers have called for an overhaul of large and medium-sized planning inquiries in an effort to speed up the process. In a report to the Department of Environment, the planning and environmental law sub-committee of the City of London Law Society said the current procedures lacked “teeth” to deal with those who disregarded the […]

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Coudert Brothers advised Samsung on its £8 million acquisition of a nine-acre site in Hounslow, which will be used as European headquarters and an international training centre for the company. Bristows Cooke & Carpmael acted for the vendor TRICO, the windscreen wiper manufacturer.

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There has been no shortage of speculation regarding the social and economic implications of the explosive growth of on-line services and the Internet. Much of the comment is ill-informed, analytically weak, or both. Confusion is perhaps inevitable given that most people watching or reading media reports on the subject will never have used any type […]

Judge gives traders a chance

Mr Justice Chadwick has given eight Newcastle street traders a 7 December deadline to challenge orders made by him on application from the City Council, that they move off the streets. The judge imposed bans but ruled that the orders should not become effective until 9 December in order to give the traders an opportunity […]

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