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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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In brief: City firm funds Greenwich University law

CITY law firm Stephenson Harwood is funding the chair of comparative law at the University of Greenwich for the next three years at a total cost of u45,000. Senior partner Donald Amlot says: “It makes sense for us to support a chair on comparative law. The University of Greenwich is a new university with a […]

CRE fights solicitor's race claim against club

The Commission for Racial Equality is taking legal action on behalf of a leading London solicitor who claims he suffered racial discrimination by a former City client. Sarosh Zaiwalla, senior partner of London-based Zaiwalla & Co, claims that legal work was withdrawn from him because of his Indian origins. The CRE is suing Britannia Steamship […]

It's good to talk

Linda Tsang examines the growing area of communications and finds how firms are keeping track of their business Telephone, telegram and telling the lawyer in the adjoining office used to be the quickest ways to pass on any vital information. With the arrival of email, voice mail and video conferencing, that is no longer the […]

Wandsworth shortlists bids for litigation work

Tim Miller TWELVE firms have been invited by Wandsworth council to tender for each of the litigation contracts after more than 100 expressed an initial interest. A further 35 firms are considering putting in bids for social services work, according to borough solicitor Martin Walker. In-house teams are expected to be among the bidders for […]

Law Society may step in on pension probe actions

THE LAW Society wants to hear from all solicitors who are instructed by victims of mis-sold personal pension products, to decide whether it should involve its multi-party action co-ordination service. Edwina Dunn, head of information services and in charge of the co-ordination service, says the society will, at the very least, help to provide information […]

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