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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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LAW Society president Martin Mears’ could face an embarrassing U-turn over his aim to bring the functions of the Solicitors Complaints Bureau in-house. Paul Boateng MP, Labour legal spokesman, is to meet both Mears and Bar chair Peter Goldsmith QC to discuss his plans for the legal system, as framed in the Access to Justice […]

DAC alone among tipped companies

DAVIES Arnold Cooper is the only law firm to appear on a roll call of the UK’s top 100 companies of the future. The City firm joins the likes of Marks & Spencer, British Airways, BT and ICI in a study by the Corporate Research Foundation just published by McGraw-Hill. Under the DAC entry, the […]

Easy rider needed for street battle

WANTED: high-powered law-yer with an eye for the fast lane. The company embroiled in a legal dispute over its London “taxi-bike” service is looking for a lawyer with transport litigation experience. Mini-cab and courier firm Addison Lee is appealing against a magistrates’ court conviction and £500 fine for using the term “taxi” to describe its […]

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Beale & Co advised Indorama International Finance on its issue of 1.75 per cent convertible notes 1995-2000 of Swiss francs 40,000,000 convertible into shares of PT Indorama Synthetics, Indonesia. Swiss Bank Corporation, the lead manager, was advised by its in-house lawyers and Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office.

Olswang loses Kean to Wiggin and Co

THE LEADING media firm Olswang has lost one of its partners to Cheltenham-based niche practice Wiggin and Co. Caroline Kean ends a seven-year stint at Olswang when she joins Wiggins as head of media litigation this week. Wiggin and Co, which also has operations in London and Los Angeles, has been expanding its media client […]

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