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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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Osborne Clarke's German firm set for merger with Bapperts

Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest, the German ally of Osborne Clarke OWA, is in the final stages of merger talks with Bappert Witz & Selbherr in Freiburg. A vote will be taken in November, but both firms are confident the merger will go ahead to create a 64-partner firm. Graf von Westphalen, which has […]

Bingham adds to NY capability

Boston firm Bingham Dana is taking on a finance partner from Mayer Brown & Platt to boost its New York practice. Scott Zemser does both banking and finance work, as well as workouts and restructurings. His financial institution clients include Société Generale, DLJ, ING Barings, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, First Union and HSBC. Managing […]

Tonucci merges with Milan and Padua firms

Studio Legale Tonucci is cementing its position as one of the largest independent firms in Italy after completing two mergers with local firms. The firm has merged with Milan-based Barberi Cassese Rossetto Sala, which houses 20 lawyers, and has entered Padua through its link-up with Scarpa Scapolo Vasta. Tonucci, which now boasts 175 lawyers, is […]

Lovells hires partner for Moscow

Lovells is bucking the trend by expanding its Moscow office as other firms retreat from the region. US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is considering pulling out of Moscow, and Eversheds dissolved its office only a month ago (The Lawyer, 18 September). Lovells, though, is taking on Larry George as a second partner for […]

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