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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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Director of OSS did a good job

Now that Mr Ross has resigned as director of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS), and without commenting on the circumstances surrounding that event, it is fair to acknowledge that much of what he did in his term was well done and soundly based. The major problems of his era – the mounting […]

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Garretts represented Dicom Group on the equity funding of acquisition vehicle Imaging Components Corporation (ICC) and its $70.5m (£44m) tender offer for US company Kofax Image Products. David Bolton, corporate partner at Garretts, led a three-strong team, including Mark Cathro and Matthew Dobson, both managers in the corporate department. New York firm Kirkland & Ellis […]

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This week The Lawyer 100 survey reveals that lawyers are contributing more than two per cent of the UK’s gross domestic product. The flip side of the top 100 firms earning over u5bn in gross fees is that clients are spending a record amount for legal advice. The question they may start to ask is […]

Are the Woolf reforms working?

Leigh Day & Co senior partner Martyn Day examines the mixed success of the Woolf reforms. Martyn Day is senior partner at personal injury firm Leigh Day & Co. The purpose of the Woolf reforms was to speed up the legal process, cut red tape, and make it more user-friendly, with the aim of making […]

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