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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 […]

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A&O team helps earn death row reprieve for Jamaican prisoner

Allen & Overy (A&O) has scored a rare success before the Privy Council on behalf of a Jamaican death row prisoner. The firm’s head of death row work, associate Rainer Evers, and trainees Camilla Mackenzie and Laura Baird acted pro bono for Shabadine Peart, who was sentenced to death in 2000 for murder. Furnival Chambers’ […]

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Private equity house Compere Associates has made good on its promise to lodge a complaint against SJ Berwin partner Richard Slowe. Directors John Moreland-Lynn and Tom Crema filed the complaint with the Law Society on 2 March, a fortnight after it emerged (The Lawyer, 20 February) that Slowe was being sucked into a conflicts row […]

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