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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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US firm plans European assault as merger target drifts towards Mayer Brown A White & Case contingent is pushing to reignite merger talks with Rowe & Maw in a last-ditch attempt to stop it linking with rival Mayer Brown & Platt.White & Case had initial discussions with Rowe & Maw in the spring of this […]

Excuses, excuses

Tulkinghorn is not the only person to have subliminally assimilated gangster parlance into daily life.Prosecution barrister Mark Hollier found that his artless ingénue impression did not go down well with recorder Michael de Navarro QC. In a quite brilliant piece of legal foolishness, Hollier explained that the judge could not sentence his client because his […]

Wessing suffers as three more quit from Düsseldorf

Troubled German firm Wessing continues to be plagued by departures, as three more partners resign from its Düsseldorf office. Corporate partners Alexander Loos, Christoph Louven and Petra Malsbenden are believed to be joining a UK firm, although it is not yet clear which one.The defections come just four months after the firm lost its former […]

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