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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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Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ European operation has nearly doubled its turnover over the last financial year, outstripping the firm’s revenue growth in the US. The firm has seen total billings jump by 40 per cent to $110m (£67.9m) for 2002, compared with 2001’s $79m (£48.7m). Overall turnover jumped by 18 per cent to $688m (£424.5m) […]

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In the 24 March issue of The Lawyer, there appeared a report on a very important piece of EU legislation about to be brought into force. That has now happened: the Insurers (Reorganisation and Winding Up) Directive was introduced in the UK on 20 April 2003, by means of the Insurers Reorganisation and Winding Up […]

SJ Berwin Paris woos CC LBO team

SJ Berwin has scored a significant coup in Paris by wooing a four-lawyer leveraged buyout team from Clifford Chance, led by corporate partner Christophe Digoy. Also joining as a partner is Maxence Bloch, who is currently counsel at Clifford Chance, but is understood to have been offered partnership. Two further associates complete the group. Before […]

Shearman lands Selfridges bid after Linklaters conflict

Shearman & Sterling has scooped instructions from new Linklaters client Robert Tchenguiz, because the magic circle firm was conflicted out after advising on a competing bid for luxury department store chain Selfridges. Shortly after Canadian billionaire Galen Weston announced his £598m recommended cash offer for Selfridges, Aletheia Partners and the co-owner of Rotch Properties Tchenguiz […]

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