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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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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 […]

No5 Chambers’ van Overdijk co-authors book on protection of adults

Claire van Overdijk, member of No5 Chambers Court of Protection group, has co-authored a book titled  ‘The International Protection of Adults’, which concerns cross border mental capacity law. Also authored by Richard Frimston, Alexander Ruck Keene and Adrian Ward MBE, the book will be published by Oxford University Press in February 2015. International Protection of […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna increased its net cash by 774 per cent in 2013/14, prior to its 1 May 2014 merger with Dundas & Wilson, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown. Net funds rose from £3.8m to £33.1m due to a £29.3m increase in cash. The firm paid off its overdraft and had no bank borrowings, […]

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Shearman, Slaughters and SullCrom advise on Fairfax takeover of Brit

Shearman & Sterling, Slaughter and May and Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) have played key advisory roles on today’s (17 February) £1.22bn takeover bid by Fairfax Financial Holdings for insurance company Brit. Fairfax is a Toronto-headquartered financial services holding company, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Slaughters acted for Brit on the recommended takeover. […]

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