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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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US firm bows out in wake of increased costs

US FIRM Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith decided to dissolve this week in the face of mounting costs. The news will affect many Lloyd’s Names who comprise much of the firm’s client base. Some 55 Lord Day fee earners – including the entire corporate team and half its litigators – will join Morgan Lewis […]

Black set questions still remain

QUESTIONS still need to be asked about the expulsion of a black “ghetto chambers” by Lincoln’s Inn in the summer, according to a bar anti-racism campaigner Elpha Lecointe. The chambers of Yosefaly Serugo-Lugo was expelled from its rented premises at 9 Stone Buildings when its debts to the Inn rose above u38,000. At the time, […]

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Scottish Life, advised by Speechly Bircham, has bought shopping units in High Street, Sutton, from Sutton Town Square Development, a joint venture of Alders and Gracemount Developments, advised by Macfarlanes.

The league of legal nations

As part of this year’s comprehensive International Bar Association coverage, The Lawyer has compiled tables of the top law firms in seven of the world’s major jurisdictions. From information supplied by the firms themselves, we have ranked them in descending order based on the number of fee earners they have. While the number of fee-earners […]

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