Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Davis & Gilbert is proud to welcome Julie M. Makowski to the firm’s Corporate Practice Group

Julie Makowski is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. She is involved in all aspects of the firm’s corporate practice, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and general commercial matters. Ms. Makowski also assists clients in structuring and negotiating employment and non-competition agreements, purchase agreements, shareholder agreements and other general corporate matters.

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Tate Modern: A story of legal nuisance, glass walls and net curtains

It is established law that a claim can be brought by one landowner against his neighbour in “nuisance”. Such a claim can arise in the event that the neighbour is doing something on his land which is causing a problem to the first landowner.

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Concurrency

In Hunt & Hunt v Mitchell Morgan Nominees the High Court went a long way towards clarifying when a claim is ‘apportionable’ under the apportionment legislation which is typical throughout Australia. The test is whether the loss arises from a failure to take reasonable care.

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Breaking Brexit: Updates on the “no deal” scenario and how it will affect your European trademark rights

Since its June 2016 vote to leave the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) has struggled to agree on terms to implement a “Brexit” from the EU. As the looming March 29, 2019, deadline for the UK’s departure approached, the EU voted last week to delay Brexit and give the UK more time to agree on an exit plan. Depending on certain decisions within UK Parliament this week, the new Brexit date will either be April 12 or May 22 of this year.

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New Process for Timestamping IP works in Greece

On 26 February 2019, the Hellenic Copyright Organization (Greek acronym: “OPI”) launched a new online service for “electronic timestamping” of all types of works.

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ILN Executive Highlighted in 2019 JD Supra Readers Choice Awards

I’m thrilled to announce that JD Supra has included me in this year’s Readers Choice Awards, which acknowledge top authors and firms for their thought leadership in key topics. I was selected from among thousands of authors published in 2018 for the level of visibility and engagement attained with readers on the topic of marketing and business development.

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Landmark ruling in Parkerville bushfire litigation

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has found a network authority’s contractor and a private landowner liable in both negligence and nuisance for property damage arising out of the 2014 Parkerville bushfire. Matt McDonald led a Hall & Wilcox team acting for a large group of insured plaintiffs and their insurers in two of the four proceedings, that were heard concurrently.

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Human rights law: a vital tool for social justice

‘Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.’
– Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Health and Community Law Alert – Issue 2

Welcome to the March 2019 edition of the Hall & Wilcox Health and Community Law Alert.

In this issue, we explore the challenges of providing care to vulnerable people, provide an update on new sterilization standards for hospitals and changes to retirement village legislation, examine some recent noteworthy medical cases, and look at legal and ethical issues around genomics and genetics, among other articles.

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Overcoming Awkward Silences at Networking Events

There are some people who can talk with anyone – my brother-in-law is like that. Put him in a room with a bunch of people he doesn’t know, and he excels at connecting with them without awkward silences.

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