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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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Watson Burton construction and engineering chief Roddy Gordon has left the firm to head DAC Beachcroft’s construction practice in Newcastle. He joins the firm after 12 years with Watson Burton in the Newcastle office. Commenting on the appointment DAC Beachcroft Regional Senior Partner for Newcastle David Weatherburn said: “We’re always on the look-out for people […]

Americans in London

We’ve gone a little US-mad here at The Lawyer, where you’ll find all we’re talking about is the long-awaited Top 30 International firm’s in London table. Call us sad if you will, dear reader, but at least give us the pleasure of treating you to a Monday lunchtime stat attack. We promise to give you […]

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A&O and DLA perfect blend on £160m sale of whisky maker

Allen & Overy (A&O) and DLA Piper played key advisory roles on the £160m sale of Scottish whisky producer Burn Stewart Distillers to South African drinks group Distell. The sale sees Distell buy 100 per cent of the share capital of East Kilbride-based Burn Stewart, which owns Scottish Leader and Black Bottle, from co-owners CL […]

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