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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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No5’s Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington appointed as recorders

No5 Chambers’ Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington have been appointed as Recorders. Shakil will sit in Crime on the North Eastern Circuit. Tim will sit in Crime on the Northern Circuit. Both are amongst 133 Recorders appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP, and the […]

Ogier advises Sandpiper Group on Liberty Wharf acquisition

Ogier acted as legal advisers to the Sandpiper Group, a long-standing client of the firm, on the acquisition of the Liberty Wharf retail complex, described by Sandpiper’s CEO Tony O’Neill as “the potential jewel in St Helier’s retail crown”, which completed yesterday. The Ogier team led by partner Jonathan Hughes and Managing Associate Katharine Marshall […]

Walker Morris announces flagship office move to accommodate future growth

Walker Morris, is to relocate to 33 Wellington Street, Leeds – a move that will be the largest professional services relocation in the city for almost 15 years. The building is undergoing a comprehensive £10 million refurbishment to provide a premium working environment for Walker Morris with significantly improved sustainability credentials. Walker Morris, which was advised […]

No5 barristers secure strong showing in the Annual Planning Law Survey

Barristers at No5 once again have made a strong showing in the annual report on the Planning Law Survey (Planning 22 March 2018). No less than 13 members of the Group appear in the list of most respected Planning barristers. In the Silk category, Martin Kingston QC retains his position in second place, having been […]

Wolf Theiss strengthens data protection practice with new hires

After the addition of Partner Maria Maxim who joined Wolf Theiss in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Data Protection and TMT (Telecommunication, Media & Technology) practices in Bucharest, Wolf Theiss has recently strengthened its local team with the following new hires. Bogdan Arsene, an associate attorney with almost 10 years of experience, Bogdan […]

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