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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 dark side of the law

Last week the 50th anniversary Commonwealth Law Conference was held in the spectacularly uninspiring concrete surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster. It was a colourful affair and all human life, as always, was in attendance, with a variety of national dress on show and the concreted halls ringing with accents and languages […]

White gets Black’s spot

The secretive shake-up within Linklaters‘ London projects team might be more extensive than the firm is letting on. Tulkinghorn has hard evidence that it has led to a battle of dark versus light. It has been noted that the review and subsequent shake-up of the group has been so extensive that white has in fact replaced black […]

MoFo targets London with Bird & Bird tax capture

Morrison & Foerster (Mofo) has raided rival technology firm Bird & Bird for the joint head of its international tax group Trevor James. James will join Mofo as a partner in November to establish a tax practice in London. He has close links with the San Francisco firm, having worked with Mofo’s corporate team on […]

Eversheds poaches DWS MK head

Denton Wilde Sapte is losing the head of Milton Keynes office as Eversheds ramps its real estate litigation department. Carole Peet, head of property litigation at Dentons is set to join Eversheds in November to work in its London office Peet has been at Dentons since 1988, becoming partner in 1993. Previously she worked at […]

Richard Spears in City launch

New York boutique Richard Spears Kibbe & Orbe has launched in London with a two-lawyer raid on Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Orrick senior associate Carl Winkworth joins as a partner and head of the London office, while Orrick senior associate Louisa Watt also joins the new venture. Richard Spears is a niche distressed debt, corporate and securities […]

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