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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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Hearken the hacks

Why lawyers and their clients would benefit from working with journalists – especially in a crisis. By Magnus Carter In the old days of Fleet Street, lawyers and journalists spent a lot of time together, both at work and play. During the day they rubbed shoulders at the Royal Courts of Justice, and in the […]

Taking the fight to the Nigerian courts

In a case already tainted by corruption, Peters & Peters’ Keith Oliver prepares to do battle for client Banco Noroeste Keith Oliver, partner at the commercial and criminal fraud law firm Peters & Peters, says he enjoys pushing the boundaries of possibility in litigation. He claims to be doing precisely that in his latest venture: […]

Former Nomura general counsel lands at The Varkey Group

Nomura International’s former European general counsel has resurfaced at Dubai-based private education company The Varkey Group. David Mee, who left the Japanese investment bank in early 2003, will join the company as group general counsel in July. Mee quit Nomura after ten years following a shake-up of the bank’s legal department, resulting in the transactional […]

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Abney Garsden McDonald

Heading the largest department of the specialist child abuse compensation law firm in the UK can take its toll. “The nature of the work can be very upsetting,” admits Peter Garsden, managing partner of Abney Garsden McDonald. And he should know. Garsden and his firm have a national reputation for expertise in a sector where […]

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