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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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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The IBA Conference opening, with guest Roman Herzog, has become the talking point of the event More than 4,000 lawyers watched an unusual mixture of shadow dancing, music and lighting effects that formed the grand opening ceremony for the 26th biennial International Bar Association Conference in Berlin. The display, performed before and after a series […]

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Conventional commercial litigation is long, slow, and laborious and unfortunately the growth of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods has been no quicker. Providers of ADR services are only gradually gaining ground and establishing mediation and arbitration services. According to Professor Karl Mackie, chief executive of the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR): “It’s not a sprint […]

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Nicholas Cheffings is a property litigation partner at Nabarro Nathanson. In the case of Havenbridge v Boston Dyers the Court of Appeal held that a landlord satisfies his insuring liability if he has struck a proper deal in the market. The court held that, in the absence of clear words in a lease, it was […]

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