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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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Steptoe sets up in NY with fraud focus

Washington DC-based Steptoe & Johnson has launched a New York operation on the back of its white collar crime practice. The firm has bolstered the new office with securities and derivatives litigation partner John Lovi from McDermott Will & Emery, while Evan Barr has rejoined after a long spell in government service as Assistant US Attorney and chief […]

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Turnover: £19.43m Head of chambers: Christopher Symons QC and John Jarvis QC. Total tenants (silks): 58 (20) Door tenants: 11 Chambers contributions: 9 per cent (plus room rent) Revenue per barrister: £335,000 Top cases last year: Cantrade Privatbank AG and Caledonian Bank & Trust Ltd v Fortis Fund Services (Bahamas) Ltd; Bridge Trust Co Ltd […]

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The Government is facing calls for a public inquiry into chemical weapons tests carried out on soldiers at Porton Down during the 1950s. Jon Robins reports Gerald Beech was one of the so-called ‘volunteers’ that took part in tests at Porton Down, the Government’s chemical and biological weapons laboratory in the Wiltshire countryside. He was […]

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