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Relief for retailers in ATM business rates decision

By Matthew Forrest External facing supermarket cash machines are not to be separately assessed for business rates, the Court of Appeal has ruled today in Cardtronics Europe Ltd (and others) v Sykes and others [2018] EWCA Civ 2472. The Court had to decide the correct legal approach to the rating of external ATMs in supermarkets, shops […]

Disentangling the scope of an inquest

By Nageena Khalique QC Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974) v. Hambleton & Ors. [2018] EWCA Civ 2081 (judgment here). On the evening of 21 November 1974 two successive explosions tore through two busy city centre pubs in the heart of Birmingham. The bombings, thought to be perpetrated by the IRA, resulted in the largest […]

Austria: The Jewel in the Crown

By Sebastian Lukic Pursuant to Article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU“), the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) shall give preliminary rulings, at the request of courts or tribunals of the Member States, on the interpretation of Union law or the validity of acts adopted by […]

Latest development in Employment Law – November 2018

By Stuart McBride Read our updated A-Z of Employment Law, which sums up the latest developments to November 2018. This quarter’s edition includes: Brexit, the impact Employment contracts post Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive v Anderson UK Corporate Governance Code Criminal record checks and barring CEO and ethnicity pay-gap reporting

Gender pay gap reporting – The hidden consequences

By Angharad Schell With fewer than six months until the next gender pay gap reporting deadline, employers need to start thinking about their reporting obligations. There has rarely been a time with more focus on gender inequality issues, in the wake of #metoo and high profile pay disputes. Last year, there was significant press focus […]

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AOL overhauls legal team following Carphone deal

AOL is set to complete the restructuring of its 22-lawyer in-house legal team by the end of February, coinciding with the financial close of the final leg of its three-part, $1.96bn (£1bn) European disposal. AOL European general counsel Tony Wales told The Lawyer that the company had been through “monumental change” over the past six […]

Heller scoops ex-PwC GC to head securities litigation

West coast firm Heller Ehrman has pulled off the hire of former PricewaterhouseCoopers global general counsel, Lawrence Keeshan, tempting him out of reitrement. Keeshan joins as head of the firm’s securities litigation and regulatory practice. He retired from PwC in November last year having spent 11 years at the accountancy giant. Keeshan was a partner […]

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The Lawyer‘s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer.com. Goody turns baddie in Bolly blogWeb Week could hardly ignore Celebrity Big Brother in a week when Shilpa Shetty […]

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The pace of change in public sector law is gathering, with shifts occurring both internally in legal teams and in the way in which they interact with each other. On 11 December The Lawyer reported that more than 1,000 local government lawyers look set to be affected by county councils merging with district councils. Of […]

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