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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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Olswang fee income up by 40 per cent

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In brief: Get in at The Sharp End – for charity

There is still time to buy the original drawings for The Lawyer’s popular cartoon The Sharp End while at the same time helping a children’s charity. Fran Orford, the cartoon’s creator, is putting the originals up for sale, and donating the proceeds of the sale to charity. So far he has raised £200. For more […]

Leading New Zeland judge questions QC title tradition

Senior New Zealand barristers may be stripped of their Queen’s Counsel title following a call for a change to the long-held tradition by the nation’s leading judge. Chief Justice Sir Thomas Eichelbaum has suggested it may be time for the QC title to be renamed or completely abolished. “Some will argue that extinction is preferable […]

Paris call for global privacy law

THE PARIS Bar has called for the introduction of a global privacy law in the aftermath of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed. And, as The Lawyer went to press, the largely French-speaking international lawyers group, the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), looked set to lend its weight to the Paris […]

In brief: New department head at Nabarros

Nabarro Nathanson partner David Wightman has been appointed head of the firm’s banking, tax, environment, intellectual property and information technology department. Wightman joined the City firm when it merged with Turner Kenneth Brown two years ago. He will replace Peter Gorty as head of the department. Gorty is to retire in 1998 but will remain […]

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