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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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Water group pulls plug on in-house

The IN-HOUSE team of water utility giant Azurix International is being made redundant as a result of a company-wide downsizing. It is making 85 redundancies in corporate personnel in its London and Houston headquarters, including its seven-strong legal department which is split between the two offices. It is believed Sarah Gregory, senior legal counsel, and […]

UK Lawyers Negotiate Fund For Forced Labour Victims

Two British law firms have won assurances from the German Government that a foundation for compensating WWII forced labour camp victims will be set up within six months. Leigh Day & Co and Manchester firm, Fentons are co-ordinating claims on behalf of British forced labour claimants and will play a consultative role in establishing a […]

New Labour babe of the week

Well done barrister and PM’s wife, Cherie Booth QC of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, the woman who launched a thousand cooing baby articles, bets on names, working mother stories and “the price of bootees today” reports. Cherie, 45, is having her fourth baby next May. The Blairs’ news that they are having another sprog also […]

This week

The Law Society hosts a public debate on the “secret soundings” system of appointing QCs and judges. The debate will be held at the Society’s Chancery Lane headquarters on 23 November. BBC legal correspondent Joshua Rozenberg chairs the debate and speakers include Michael Mansfield QC, Andrew Dismore MP, Laura Cox QC, Dominic Grieve MP and […]

Leading personal injury lawyer joins Nelsons

Browne Jacobson’s former senior partner, Neville Radcliffe, has joined 36-partner Nottingham firm, Nelsons as a partner. A personal injury specialist, Radcliffe spent nearly 40 years with Browne Jacobson and became senior partner in 1990. He resigned and joined Flint Bishop & Barnett in Derby in 1995. Since qualifying, he has worked solely in the litigation […]

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