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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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E&Y US ally raids Stroock and Sidley to hit New York

Ernst & Young’s US ally McKee Nelson has marched into New York with a succession of high-profile lateral hires The firm began its offensive by poaching three Stroock Stroock & Lavan securitisation partners. It followed this move by taking three partners from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, boosting its burgeoning structured finance capability.Reed Auerbach, Robert […]

DLA plays support for Jazz FM in revised Guardian Group offer

DLA has once again found favour with long-term client Jazz fm, acting for the company on a takeover bid by the Guardian Media Group. Guardian last week announced a revised cash offer for the radio broadcaster of 195p per share, with a loan note alternative, in a deal that values the entire company at £44.5m. […]

Landwell wins on golden shares case

Landwell’s Belgian firm Bogaert & Vandemeule-broeke successfully defended the Belgian government in the recent ruling on golden shares The court ruled that, unlike Belgian golden shares, those used in France and Portugal are illegal.Landwell now hopes that the Belgian model will be adopted across the EU, providing the firm with more opportunities to advise European […]

CC management faces re-election

Firm set for corporate governance overhaul; chairman and CEO titles dropped Clifford Chance is to subject whole swathes of its management to re-election this year as it shakes up its corporate governance. At the same time, a number of executive positions will be axed in a bid to trim the management layer.The review, instigated by […]

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