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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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Hextalls installs employment law chief

Hextalls has promoted Julian Cox to head its employment law team. Cox has more than 10 years’ experience as an employment law specialist both in-house and in private practice. He joined the firm in March 2006. Hextalls chief executive Dominic Lang said he expected the employment practice to continue to grow. “Employment law is constantly […]

Outgoing personality

His exit had been rumoured for some time, but Simmons & Simmons confirmed the retirement of legendary global head of communications and outsourcing David Barrett today. See story. Barrett was part of an illustrious in-house team at IBM in the 1980s that spawned such IT law luminaries as John Yates and Chris Hoyle of Beachcroft […]

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Stalled private equity market makes way for corporates

The City is treading carefully, but the end of private equity’s reign is not imminent. By Margaret Taylor So, August is over and the frenzied credit crunch obsession, which has kept the non-holidayers among us amused over the summer, continues apace. Now that all but the truly hedonistic are back at their desks, the job […]

SJ Berwin embraces flexible working with formal policy

SJ Berwin has put in place a formal flexible working policy after having informal arrangements with some staff for years. The firm’s formal policy was approved in July to ensure that staff felt comfortable asking for flexible working arrangements. HR director Karen Chalmers said: “We’ve made it much more formal. We can say, ‘Here is […]

A novel idea

Getting rid of unnecessary disclosure will make patent litigation cheaper and faster, says Jonathan Radcliffe One of the primary accusations levelled at patent litigation in England is its expense. Judgments since the turn of the nineteenth century have blamed this on the way in which patent litigation is conducted. One of the main villains is […]

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