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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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Lovells loses third private equity chief as Simmons pounces…

Lovells’ Italian private equity head Andrea Accornero will leave the firm at the end of the month to join Simmons & Simmons’ Milan office. Accornero, whose practice focuses on private equity as well as general M&A, will be replaced as private equity head by Italy senior partner Leah Dunlop. Lovells managing partner David Harris (pictured) […]

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BLP promotions down for second year in a row

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has promoted five associates to its partnership, the second fall-off in promotions in a row. The slight dip from 2007-08, when six were made up, is the second year of low promotions since 2006-07’s glut of 13. However the lower partnership promotions coincide with the firm’s introduction of the associate director […]

UBS counsel turned chair proposes management shake-up

UBS general counsel turned chairman Peter Kurer is proposing a widespread shake-up of the bank’s corporate governance. Kurer, who will replace outgoing chairman Marcel Ospel, has announced plans to implement a two-tier board model to replace the current three-tier system, which incorporates a group executive board, chairman’s office and board of directors. Under Kurer’s proposals […]

Norton Rose hires Linklaters team

Norton Rose has hired a three strong capital markets team from Linklaters in Frankfurt. Former Linklaters finance and tax partner Martin Krause is joined by two associates, taking the total size of Norton Rose’s capital markets team up to 15 lawyers and five partners. Head of Norton Rose’s Frankfurt capital markets group Rüdiger Litten had […]

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