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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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Graham Morris praised as a barrister with first-class mind

Chris Fogarty reports Liverpool barrister Graham Morris, who died earlier this month aged 44, has been praised as a talented lawyer with a first-class legal mind. Morris, who was with common law set Martin’s Building, had been seriously ill with bone cancer. “We will remember him as a devoted family man, valued friend and a […]

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The Government sought an expert to sort out PFI. It found him in the shape of former Linklaters partner Adrian Montague. Former Linklaters & Paines partner Adrian Montague is a classic City deal maker. Confident, good looking and able to smile with a charming wrinkle of the eyes, he also gives little away and is […]

A special status for human rights

Rabinder Singh suggests how the European Convention on Human Rights can be successfully incorporated into UK law. Rabinder Singh is a barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. His book, The Future of Human Rights in the United Kingdom, was published by Hart Publishing on 26 September. It may seem perverse, but a century which has […]

In brief: DJ Freeman media expert moves to RPC

DJ Freeman’s head of commercial litigation Liz Hartley is leaving to join Reynolds Porter Chamberlain on 1 November. Hartley specialises in media and IT disputes. One of her major clients for the past 15 years, Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, is already advised by Reynolds Porter on commercial matters. Hartley said: “RPC is […]

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