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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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Missing the missus

Another bigwig giving a keynote speech recently was Lord Falconer, who took the occasion of the Bar Conference – held on a Saturday – to renew a few old acquaintances. This is how he started: “It is a great honour to be invited here to speak. It is a great pleasure to see old friends, […]

Edwin coe displays shareholder nous

Edwin Coe may not have won the misfeasance case against the Government brought by a group of former Railtrack shareholders, but it has certainly won a niche practice area. The firm has been advising a group of rebel shareholders opposed to the proposed merger between independent grocers Nisa-Today’s and Costcutter. Litigation partner David Greene was […]

Wragges, Graf unite for push into China

Wragge & Co is set to open in China with German ally Graf von Westphalen in 2007. It will be the firm’s first office outside Europe. The firm is seeking more European allies for the joint venture in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Wragges managing partner Quentin Poole said: “Guangzhou is much less lawyered than Shanghai […]

Lovells struggles at six-month mark

Lovells has had a disappointing start to 2006-07, reporting a modest 4 per cent increase in turnover for the first six months of the financial year. Revenue at the top 10 City firm inched up to approximately £205m. However, Lovells’ London office posted flat half-year results for the first half of the financial year. Lovells […]

Slaughters jumps on bonus bandwagon with firmwide hikes

Slaughter and May has introduced a firmwide discretionary bonus of 15 per cent for all associates and trainees as part of its biannual pay review. Salaries have been raised by between 12 and 15 per cent for associates at all levels. The review was started long before Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) recent associate pay hikes, […]

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