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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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Aviva hands Lovells first property work

Lovells has landed its first property job for Aviva, after being instructed to advise on the outsourcing of the insurance giant’s property portfolio. Although the City firm has previously completed work for Aviva (formerly known as CGNU), it has not been in the property arena. Other firms to have been involved in property work for […]

Judge slams White & Case over Deacons laterals

In a dramatic turnaround, White & Case has lost its case against Hong Kong firm Deacons over a team of star insolvency partners the US firm recruited in summer 2002. When White & Case poached rated Deacons partners Mark Fairbairn and Edward Cairns, Deacons hit back with a Hong Kong lawsuit claiming the two were […]

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Apparently Francesco Gianni, managing partner of top Italian M&A firm Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners, has been receiving some strange phonecalls lately. People keep calling him up offering to sell him their Which public relations professional at a top 10 firm is supplementing his income by modelling for life-drawing classes?aeroplanes. Is Gianni planning to fly […]

White & Case bags ninth Linklaters lateral in capital markets push

White & Case’s capital markets group is continuing to feather its nest with Linklaters lawyers after recruiting its ninth attorney from the UK firm. Former Linklaters partner Lee Parker, who left the firm in the Summer, was voted into White & Case’s partnership yesterday (Monday 27 October), and is expected to join its London office […]

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While White & Case licks its wounds and goes away to consider an appeal, Deacons claims to have been fully vindicated in its rigorous pursuit of one of the most extraordinary examples of inter-law firm litigation in recent years. Not least because such a cumbersome outfit as a law firm partnership – with its creaking […]

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