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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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Clifford Chance considers super-points plateau in lockstep review

Clifford Chance’s new managing partner Matthew Layton is wasting no time in stamping his mark on the firm. Just a week after the appointment of the firm’s first global innovation head and a new chief operating officer, we reveal today that Clifford Chance has also kicked off a review of its lockstep. Sources suggest that […]

Hong Kong

DLA Piper continues to bulk up in Asia with MoFo Hong Kong hire

DLA Piper has continued to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the addition of a Hong Kong corporate partner from US firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo). Melody He-Chen, who joined MoFo from legacy Herbert Smith in November 2011 (2 November 2011), has come on board two weeks after DLA Piper bolstererd its Singapore team with […]

London

Slater & Gordon in talks to acquire Quindell operating division

Slater & Gordon is in negotiations to buy an operating division of Aim-listed legal services provider Quindell, understood to be its legal services arm. Earlier this month, Quindell said it was in “exclusive negotiations” with an unnamed party over the possible sale of an operating division of the group. Yesterday it confirmed in a stock […]

Seoul

Milbank becomes latest international firm to open Seoul office

US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has announced it is opening a Foreign Legal Consultant Office in Seoul, Korea. The new office will be headed by Milbank partner Young Joon Kim, a Korean native who started his career with the firm in New York and for the past decade has been based in its […]

Gateley appoints new partners Rattray and Raize to London team

Gateley has expanded its London team with the appointment of two new partners. Craig Rattray joins the firm’s commercial, technology and media team and Steven Raize has been appointed to the firm’s corporate team. New Zealand-born Rattray is a technology, commercial and payment services specialist and joins the firm from Olswang, where he was a partner […]

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