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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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Legal profession is a business too

I have just returned from the International Bar Association (IBA) conference on Business Law where I attended the showcase programme, The Future of the Legal Profession. The discussions which set the session alight were on multi-disciplinary partnerships (MDPs) and the effect of IT on the practice of law. I have to admit that MDPs were, […]

White & Case hires partner in Frankfurt

US firm White & Case has hired its first partner in Frankfurt since the firm reopened its office in the city in June. Thomas Schrell joins from the Frankfurt office of Freshfields-Deringer, where he was a senior associate. Dr Erich Michel, head of the Frankfurt office, says: “We are delighted that Thomas has decided to […]

This week

The annual Manchester-based IT exhibition, Solex (North), sponsored by The Lawyer, is taking place at the GMEX Centre on 20-21 October. The not-to-be-missed event features top exhibitors from around the UK and the US and will showcase the latest office and legal technology from IT suppliers Solicitec, Laserform Law, Epoch Software, Axxia Systems, AIM, and […]

City firms call time at the bar?

Last week The Lawyer reported that Hammond Suddards had become the latest firm to develop a specialist advocacy unit. This new nationwide project, set in motion by the poaching of a barrister from commercial set Chancery House chambers in Leeds, suggests the leading law firms are on an inexorable roll toward devouring the bar lock […]

Sitting pretty in the City

Banking lawyers are dreaming of a quiet Christmas – just like the ones they used to know before the market went mad. “The first six months of this year were pretty ridiculous,” declares a partner with a leading City firm. “There is one hell of a lot of deals being done all around the world,” […]

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