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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 […]

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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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Lawyers will be warned about the public interest implications of their work for the Government under new guidelines being drawn up by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and the Law Society. The OGC has teamed up with the Law Society to establish best practice guidelines for lawyers, whether they are advising Whitehall departments or […]

Frankfurt court refuses to make preliminary ruling in Wella row

The Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt has declined to make a preliminary ruling in the high-profile Wella case. US hedge fund Elliot Associates, represented by Dechert’s fledgling Frankfurt office, is contesting financial regulator BaFin’s decision on the share price in Procter & Gamble’s Wella takeover.Elliot Associates, which holds non-voting preference shares, claims that it has […]

Two more jump ship at Khattar Wong

Eversheds‘ Singapore best friend Khattar Wong & Partners (KWP) has this week lost a partner and an associate, the latest in a string of defections over the past few months. Coudert Brothers has taken on shipping litigation partner Sin Lye Kuen to bolster the arbitration and litigation department. Also defecting to Couderts is fellow litigator […]

Blake Dawson furthers corporate ambition with Mallesons hire

Australian firm Blake Dawson Waldron is continuing to build its corporate department with the appointment of Mallesons Stephen Jaques partner Leigh Warnick.Warnick specialises in contested take-overs as well as in the energy sector.He recently advised Woodside Petroleum on its response to Shell’s attempted hostile take-over. The bid was ultimately blocked. Warnick also acted for South […]

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