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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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Win for Pinsents strikes blow to ongoing professional negligence claim

A firm’s retainer cannot be transferred to another firm should the initial firm be taken over, the High Court has ruled in an ongoing professional negligence case currently being pursued against Pinsent Masons. It is the latest ruling in an ongoing battle between the firm and claimant Shepherd Construction. Shepherd alleged that Pinsent Masons and […]

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McGuire Woods picks up Norton Rose corporate partner

Norton Rose corporate partner Simon Cox is leaving the firm to join US outfit McGuire Woods’ London office. Cox, who specialises in emerging markets, has been a partner at Norton Rose’s City base since 2000, advising on M&A deals in central and eastern Europe, Turkey and the Far East. He led the team advising the […]

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It’s tense out there. Any minute now, the monster project that is the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) will publish its first offering – a literature review that will set the parameters of reform of the loose competence frameworks that underpin the legal training system. And my, there’s plenty at stake. The LETR will […]

Linklaters and SNR Denton lead on Petroplus administration

Linklaters and SNR Denton have picked up lead advisory roles on the administration of UK-based Petroplus Refining & Marketing. Both firms have been retained by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joint administrators Steven Pearson and Ian Green to advise on the administration. Corporate partner Chris Howard in leading the Linklaters team, with global restructuring and insolvency co-head Nigel […]

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