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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 […]

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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

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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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Iberia Special Report: Stormy weathering

With a relatively shallow downturn in prospect, the ability of Portugal’s law firms to ride out what many hope will be short-term difficulties could leave them well-positioned for when the good times return. The Portuguese economy is proving no more immune to the global financial crisis than any other in Europe, but its effects may […]

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Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced a firmwide salary freeze for 2009 with associates, counsel and senior consultants at the firm set to receive the same salary in 2009 as in 2008. In a statement released to the firm, chairman Ralph Baxter said the decision had been taken in response to market conditions. He added: […]

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If a movie was being made of your life, which actor would play you and why? Maybe Tom Hanks. He seems like a regular guy with a good sense of humour, and I wouldn’t mind having his bank account too. What was your first-ever job? It was a Christmas job in a post office, sorting […]

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