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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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Polish legal practice strengthens PW network

BIG SIX accountancy firm Price Waterhouse has brought Polish law firm Krzysztof Wierzbowski into its international legal network, signalling its ambition to dramatically expand its Polish legal capability over the next year. The move is part of a concerted legal push by PW into central and eastern Europe this year which has already seen the […]

Haarmanns opens Milan office

GERMAN firm Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner is set to become only the second German firm to enter the Italian legal market when it opens a Milan office early next year. Haarmanns, which had a formal association with Taylor Joynson Garrett until recently and still maintains some loose links with the UK firm, also opened a […]

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When non-treatment is last resort

Doctors hacve won the backing of the courts to not forcibly treat a patient in need of kidney dialysis, reports Roger Pearson. A judgment by High Court Family Division President Sir Stephen Brown has added a further dimension to the so-called “right to die” cases in which courts are asked by doctors to consent to […]

Head-hunters take their pick

Recruitment firms are reporting a demand for insolvency experts, says Mike Yuille. Demand for insolvency lawyers is picking up, seemingly in preparation for what many expect will be an increase in company collapses next year due to growing global economic difficulties. This renewed demand is taking two forms: demand for experienced big hitters, who can […]

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