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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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Freshfields and HSF among raft of firms advising on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn O2 buy

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are among the firms to win roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2. Herbert Smith Freehills is understood to have scooped the key role acting for O2. Meanwhile, it is thought that Linklaters is playing a key role for Hutchison […]

Eversheds advises Places for People Group on acquisition of residential developer

Eversheds has advised Places for People Group (PfP) on its acquisition of ZeroC, a sustainable residential developer active across the UK. ZeroC focuses on designing new and sustainable communities in conjunction with significant landowners, including the Homes & Communities Agency and The Duchy of Cornwall. PfP is one of the largest property management, development and […]

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The Hot 100 2015: Family and private client

Julian Ribet, Levison Meltzer Pigott Nominated by a multitude of peers, Levison Meltzer Pigott partner Julian Ribet is one of a handful of specialist family law arbitrators in the country, spearheading the newly created Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. The institute was set up by a number of family law and arbitration groups to promote […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co team guides NEC sell-off

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised Birmingham City Council (BCC) on the sale of the NEC Group to private equity company LDC. The transaction values the NEC Group at around £307m. BCC is retaining the freehold of all of the NEC sites. The sale encompasses all NEC Group businesses, with a 125-year leasehold interest […]

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