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For Baker & McKenzie’s Harry Small, keeping Levi’s little red tab sacred was a must – despite the fact that he doesn’t wear jeans very often

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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 […]

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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

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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Linklaters and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek have resumed merger discussions after they broke down over a series of problems six months ago. A spokesman for the leading Dutch firm said: “We decided last week to get the talks back on. Before that there were no formal discussions or negotiations, but we were working very closely […]

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Chester firm Bartlett & Son could face a professional negligence claim after losing a time-wasting appeal at the hands of James Chapman & Co, according to the Court of Appeal. Should the client pursue it, the claim will come from a girl who in 1994, then aged three, was injured in a car accident and […]

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Ashurst Morris Crisp partner Martin Wright has advised on his fourth major head office relocation this year with the signing of Canary Wharf’s lease to Barclays Bank.The bank’s decision to house its new headquarters in the Docklands is the UK’s first major letting deal since the terrorist attacks on the US in September.Advised by Lovells […]

Ashursts launches global pro bono scheme

Ashurst Morris Crisp is embarking on an international pro bono drive, with the Paris and Frankfurt offices earmarked as the first locations for new projects. The firm has a community scheme running in its New Delhi office, but has decided to integrate all of its offices into an international pro bono scheme. The scheme will […]

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