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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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Dickson Minto posts turnover hike as private equity revives

Dickson Minto has posted a strong set of year-end figures, reporting a 30 per cent rise in income for the last financial year. The 15-partner private equity boutique notched up more than £8m in profits for 2003-04, with turnover rising by 29.7 per cent to around £24m, compared with £18.5m in the previous financial year. Sources said […]

Taylor Wessing loses YHA to Browne Jacobson after thirty years

Taylor Wessing has lost the Youth Hostels Association (YHA), a client of 30 years’ standing, to Browne Jacobson. Midlands-based Browne Jacobson pitched against a number of rivals, including Eversheds, Nabarro Nathanson and Freeth Cartwright, to secure a five-year mandate to act as the YHA’s sole legal adviser. It is understood that Taylor Wessing was asked to […]

The regeneration game

With the growth in regeneration projects, real estate lawyers are having to adapt how they work and who they work with. David Taylor reports Regeneration offers huge opportunities for real estate lawyers, but it also delivers a serious challenge to those of us schooled on traditional property development schemes – speculative ventures involving one fund […]

DLA HK banking chief quits post

DLA’s head of banking in Hong Kong is leaving after less than two years at the firm. Grant Docherty joined DLA in October 2002 from Deacon’s Hong Kong office, where he was a partner. He was brought in alongside former Barlow Lyde & Gilbert partner Claudio de Bedin to launch DLA’s Hong Kong banking practice. […]

For the record…

In the McDonald’s Restaurants Client File (5 July), Hamlins should have been cited as the fast-food chain’s external adviser on marketing matters, rather than Trowers & Hamlins as stated. In the Human Resources Special Report (12 July), Bond Pearce’s trainee retention rate should have been 75 per cent and not 25 per cent as stated.

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