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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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A West End/City engagement between Brecher & Co and Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) could end with a late summer wedding. Brechers’ dowry will be its vast property and related client base, sought after by corporate finance-oriented NGJ. Brechers would provide an equivalent of around 25 per cent of the income of a combined practice, […]

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BARRISTER Alun Jones QC has attacked the Singapore criminal justice system saying Nick Leeson, the derivatives trader blamed for the £860 million collapse of Barings, may not get a fair trial if extradited there. He warns other barristers to think twice before considering defending Leeson in any Singapore trial, as that would be used by […]

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CORPORATE finance solicitor Julie Miller has been seconded from the London office of Lovell White Durrant to act as an investment officer to the British Consulate General in Atlanta. Miller, who joins for a two-year term on 7 August, is the first lawyer among a number of British professionals to work as part of the […]

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Mark Green believes firms can buy themselves a bargaining chip or two by taking on board a quality mark for services Solicitors know as well as any professionals the importance of quality service. But how do you ensure that you deliver just that? Quality standards were developed to meet this need, a formal standard which […]

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