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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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In brief: Queen's part-time legal secretary courses

London-based Queen’s Business and Secretarial College is to begin offering part-time courses leading to its Legal Secretarial Certificates. Ollie Edwards, Queen’s marketing director, says: “The course is designed for secretaries who want to change direction and move into the legal field.” The college can be contacted on 0171 589 8583.

Fleet Street condemns privacy law

NEWSPAPER lawyers have warned that a new privacy law expected this month will lead to justice “behind closed doors”. They say decisions on the strength of privacy claims and press defences of public interest are likely to be made by judges in chambers rather than juries in open court. Problems for newspapers in future injunction […]

Financings

The British Land Company was advised by SJ Berwin & Co in relation to its placing and open offer to raise around u210.7m. The brokers to the issue

Study urges equality on partnership

LAW firms must make concerted efforts to ensure that women receive the same opportunities as their male colleagues to reach senior levels, a report says. The report is produced by the newly-formed Young Women Lawyers group. It says that despite Law Society statistics which show 44 per cent of solicitors admitted nine years ago were […]

Employment team quits firm

THE EMPLOYMENT team of City law firm Hill Taylor Dickinson has decamped to Bristol-based law firm Osborne Clarke – but both sides insist they remain good friends. A total of five employment specialists are due to leave the firm at the end of the month to work from Osborne Clarke’s London premises, led by team […]

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