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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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Litigation Writs 11/06/96

Pride Valley Foods is suing its insurers after they refused to pay a £6 million claim following a fire last December at its factory in Seaham, Co Durham. In the writ, Pride Valley says it took out insurance with Independent Insurance Co and Lombard General Insurance Co last November. The fire, Pride Valley claims, caused […]

Joining forces on the road to Damascus

Merger mania has hit the legal profession once more. This week, The Lawyer carries stories of six firms that have headed in this direction, while a joint-survey with accountants Willott Kingston Smith indicates that nearly half the firms in the South East are planning mergers. But, as all who have merged will say, it is […]

Weil Gotshal limbers up for all-out assault on City firms

The fourth largest law firm in the US, Weil Gotshal & Manges, is planning to more than triple the size of its London office over the next few years, bringing its strength to about 100 lawyers by the year 2000. The expansion plans are among the most ambitious drawn up by a US firm operating […]

In brief: PFI expert to join Alsop Wilkinson

International commercial law firm Alsop Wilkinson has appointed Peter Rout as a new partner. Rout, 30, will bring the firm experience in contentious and non-contentious matters, including dealings with the Government’s Private Finance Initiatives. Rout, who will leave Alfred McAlpine Construction, will be based at Alsop Wilkinson’s Manchester office.

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