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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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Irish law firms are a hotbed of activity with most sectors showing growth from M&A work to property development “The whole area of corporate and commercial law is quite electric at the moment. Apart from the high-profile deals, there is a constant flow of other work – joint ventures, inward investment and huge developments in […]

Euro filibuster

Luxembourg has delayed the implementation of the European Rights of Establishment Directive, adopted by the Council of Ministers in December and due to come into force in the year 2000, by filing an action to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in an attempt to annul the directive. Patrick Oliver, spokesperson at the joint office […]

CFA Insurer loses underwriter

Litigation Protection, one of the few companies which sell insurance for conditional fee arrangements, is losing its contract with its sole underwriter, Isle of Man Assurance. The move follows the departure of two of the three staff at the company, run and majority-owned by Brian Raincock. Three out of the five staff at sister conveyancing […]

Will Mears stand yet again?

Former Law Society president Martin Mears is understood to be considering standing once again for the presidency in this summer’s elections. If Mears does stand it will be his fourth successive contest following victory in 1995 and defeats by Tony Girling and Phillip Sycamore in the last two years. However, there is speculation that Mears […]

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