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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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Dibbs loses equity partner

Dibb Lupton Alsop’s Birmingham office has lost an equity partner to Stratford-on-Avon firm Lodders. Richard Ollis was a property lawyer at the office and is believed to have handled all Allied Dunbar property work. His new firm is a small three-office practice which specialises in private client and agriculture work. Ollis’ arrival in the commercial […]

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SJ Berwin acted on the public offering of home superstore company Home Place. The company, incorporated by SJ Berwin in 1997, capitalised at £4m. Partner Jonathan Djanogly led the transaction.

Two firms open in Birmingham with eye on insurance market

Two more law firms are opening offices in Birmingham as the city continues to develop as a leading market place for insurers and other niche areas. South Wales firm Palser Grossman opened an office last week in Birmingham in a continued effort to hold onto its insurance clients. And 36-partner Browne Jacobson, the Nottingham and […]

Illness delays Vernon hearing

A former Shakespeares consultant suspected of stealing more than u300,000 from the Birmingham firm claims he is too ill to face a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing. Solicitor John Vernon, 61, who worked at Shakespeares for more than 30 years, failed to turn up for the hearing last week, citing ill health. The hearing was adjourned […]

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