Industry news: Accountability – February 2015

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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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Taylor Wessing hires new financial director from Deloitte

Taylor Wessing’s 10-month search for a new financial director has ended with the appointment of Deborah Findlay, who joined the firm from a role as director of finance for Deloitte’s clients and markets division. Findlay will replace Charlotte Beckett, who left to join Pinsent Masons last year after the latter firm’s financial director Steve Hancock […]

‘US buy-in required if EU is to succeed in stamping out tax avoidance’

Commenting on the news that the EU is set to establish a tax avoidance committee, Ben Jones, tax partner at law firm Eversheds, says: “The EU has become increasingly active on the issue of multinational taxation over the last couple of years, following the wider international actions being proposed by the OECD to modernise the system […]

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News Corp deputy general counsel David Pitofsky promoted to top job

News Corp has named deputy general counsel David Pitofsky as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer. Pitofsky replaces 21st Century Fox general counsel and chief compliance officer Gerson Zweifach, who was appointed as interim general counsel of News Corp in June 2013 when the media business split off from its parent.  Zweifach will […]

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William Fry wins Irish government tender for restructuring of AIB

William Fry has emerged as the winner of the Irish Department of Finance’s tender to appoint a legal adviser to work on the potential capital restructuring of Ireland’s investments in Allied Irish Banks (AIB). The department carried out a mini tender competition earlier this month among the members of its legal advisory panel. That was […]

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