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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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FIRM PROFILE: VEITCH PENNY

With a new leader at the helm, Veitch Penny is gunning for commercial growth Exeter-based Veitch Penny has hired former Trethowans employment and licensing partner Peter Taylor as its new managing partner. Taylor took over the role on 1 June, when former managing partner Simon Young left to become chief executive at the Law Group.Having […]

White & Case in insolvency coup

White & Case is taking on highly-rated insolvency partner Dan Hamilton from CMS Cameron McKenna, giving the London office its first insolvency capability Hamilton advises investors, corporates and insolvency practitioners on corporate recovery, rescue and reconstruction matters. He was involved in advising the UK Government in relation to Railtrack and also advised the administrators of […]

KLegal tells its trainees: don’t show up this year

Future trainees offered £10K to defer; McGrigors merger sparks spring clean In the wake of this week’s redundancies, KPMG-tied law firm KLegal has offered its current crop of graduate recruits a payment of £10,000 to defer their start date. Many have taken up the offer and just six trainees will start at KLegal in the […]

The long legs of the law

Tulkinghorn has his fingers, toes and eyes crossed for Addleshaw Booth & Co lawyer Ann Danson, who is currently limbering up for an appearance in front of millions. For Danson, a solicitor in the firm’s private client department, is something of a long jump expert and is leaping for England at the Commonwealth Games spectacular […]

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