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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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Bakers bags COO from British Aerospace

Baker & McKenzie has hired former British Aerospace counsel Chris Pierce-Cooke as its global chief operating officer (COO), to be based in Chicago. Pierce-Cooke, who began his career with CMS Cameron McKenna in London, has spent the past seven years as worldwide managing director of organisational consulting services at Philadelphia-based consulting group Right Management. His […]

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CMS kickstarts City goldrush to Ukraine

CMS kickstarts City goldrush to Ukraine” />CMS Cameron McKenna has launched a series of raids on local rivals to bolster its new Ukraine office. The raids come as UK firms circle the former Soviet state looking to take advantage of an underlawyered but buoyant emerging market. Camerons will be the first City firm with an […]

ITV bags hat trick hero

“I counted them all out and I counted them all back.” Not soldiers, of course, or Chelsea managers, but solicitors out of and into private practice. Today ITV announced that it had enticed LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae partner Andrew Garard back in-house, while Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has recruited BBC lawyer Jaron Lewis into its […]

Fortune punters

Assiduous readers of these pages may remember last week’s news (10 September) that Lovells celebrated its new nine-firm Chinese alliance with the mass offering of fortune cookies. There was indeed a glut of cookies at the firm. So much so that it decided a visit to Atlantic House last Monday (10 September) by Tulkinghorn’s scribes […]

Ashurst NY chief returns to London

The head of Ashurst‘s New York office Giles Boothman is coming back to the UK after completing a three-year stint in the US. Corporate and restructuring specialist Boothman has been responsible for Ashurst’s New York representative office on a part-time basis since 2004. He returns full-time to London on 1 October, from when the New […]

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