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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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Three Fountain Court dissolves

While many chambers celebrated upturns in revenue and new silks for the first time in three years, collapsed Birmingham common law set Three Fountain Court had an altogether more turbulent month. As reported by The Lawyer (17 July), the dissolving set is facing an unfair dismissal claim from its former senior clerk Jonathan Maskew. Maskew […]

Howard Kennedy in planning coup with English Heritage raid

West End firm Howard Kennedy is launching a dedicated planning department with the appointment of English Heritage’s legal chief. English Heritage director of legal Nigel Hewitson is expected to join Howard Kennedy in early September. His appointment follows a two-year hunt for a planning partner. Hewitson joined the non-governmental organisation in the summer of 2001 […]

A man’s best friend

Congratulations to Peter Crisp. The BPP Law School chief executive plans to marry his partner of 20 years, Jeremy Crouch, at Camden Town Hall next month in a civil partnership ceremony. Crouch, a tax accountant, romantically informed Crisp that “there are very sound tax reasons for doing it”. But what’s this? Apparently the couple are […]

The work-life quiz simon ricketts

What was your first-ever job?Door-to-door salesman selling loft insulation. What was your first-ever job? Door-to-door salesman selling loft insulation. What was your worst experience as a trainee?As a pupil barrister, getting on the wrong train for a planning inquiry and failing to get back in time by other means. It was pre-mobile phones, so there […]

Bryan Cave breaks off from Squire Sanders merger talks

The proposed merger between Bryan Cave and Squire Sanders & Dempsey has collapsed after the two firms failed to reach agreement over the structure of the tie-up. Partners were informed of the news last night (31 July) after more than six months of discussions between the firms. The Lawyer understands that one of the reasons […]

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