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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 Birmingham office of Gateley has advised West Ham United on the sale of its Boleyn Ground Football Stadium to Galliard Group, a London developer. The sale will see the 35,000-capacity stadium transfer to Galliard Group’s ownership once the club has completed its move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. The cross-discipline team was led by […]

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Stephenson Harwood beats Weightmans in Nigerian oil battle

Stephenson Harwood has triumphed against Weightmans in batting a $152m fight between two Nigerian energy giants over an arbitration award out of the British legal system. The judgment handed down on Friday (14 March) in the High Court ruled that the English court system was not the right place to determine the 10-year battle between Nigerian […]

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