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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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Square Mile

Nick Holt is London managing partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges.. In recent weeks this column has been the place for that “new millennium” look into the future – the “what’s going to happen next” bit. Although I propose to continue in that vein, I think we can learn just as much about what may […]

Solicitors bleeding NHS of millions, says report

A report commissioned by the Department of Health has attacked solicitors for costing the health service millions of pounds a year. A three-year pilot study shows that far fewer cases are being referred to mediation than expected. It blames the reluctance of lawyers to use mediation and insufficient experience of the process in some of […]

Al Fayed targets Hamilton

New court moves involving Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed and the “cash for questions” libel action which ended in defeat for former MP Neil Hamilton are now under way, says Harrods. Lawyers for Al Fayed are gearing up for a further hearing in a bid to ensure that Hamilton complies with the trial judge’s order […]

Warners in £200m Virgin Trains deal

City firm Warner Cranston has completed a £200m deal for Virgin Trains after taking the work from top firm Rowe & Maw. It will be the first time the 21-partner firm has acted for the rail operator. Rowe & Maw was conflicted out because it acts for Swiss Air catering subsidiary Rail Gourmet, the other […]

Litigation Writs 31/1/2000

London Electricity is suing BG, trading as Transco of Reading, for damages of more than £84,000 after a London Electricity cable in Old Ford Road, London E3, was struck by a digger used by BG on 9 December 1997. London Electricity claims BG was negligent. Claim issued by Greenwoods (London WC1) Eurostar, has launched a […]

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