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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 […]

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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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Lovells has lost out on a place on global drinks company Anheuser-Busch InBev’s legal panel due to its role advising rival SAB Miller. Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Howrey, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have all picked up roles on the global roster, with each specialising in specific areas. […]

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When Stone & Rolls secured independent litigation funding for its £90m claim against auditors Moore Stephens in January 2007 it did so in a flurry of publicity (The Lawyer, 5 January 2007). Nick Bird IM Litigation Funding provided the cash needed for the case to get to court. When Stone & Rolls lost the case […]

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Who’s your hero and why?Nelson Mandela, for his selfless leadership at a ­crucial time in South Africa’s history. Anthony Markham What was your first-ever job?A paper round in Crediton, Devon. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?Very early on, having to appear in open court on some minor application in the unexplained absence of […]

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