Welcome to Fladgate LLP
We are an internationally focused law firm that combines a genuine partner led, commercial approach with an in-depth knowledge of our key market sectors to deliver a results driven service.
It ain’t how you do it, it’s what you do!
At the annual review of the Leisure Property Forum held at our offices in early February, the view was taken that the market had now reached such a strength in certain areas of Central London that landlords were choosing tenants for unoccupied units, on the basis of what they did and what product they were delivering, as opposed to the more traditional approach of the covenant strength of the tenant itself.
The insider’s guide to English Pre-Nuptial Agreements
English pre-nups (PNAs
) are now an important consideration for families intent on protecting the family wealth, thanks to the 2010 case of Radmacher
. Whilst PNAs do not oust the jurisdiction of the English court to have the final say in the matter, they can be determinative when it comes to splitting up wealth in the event of a divorce, as long as they are freely entered into, with a proper understanding by both parties as to the implications of the agreement and make fair provision for each spouse.
Employee Shareholder Status (ESS): post-election update
ESS divided opinion between the main political parties in the run-up to May’s General Election. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats had pledged to scrap this Conservative-backed tax relief scheme – which offers tax exemptions to qualifying employees on the acquisition and disposal of shares in their employer, in return for sacrificing certain statutory employment rights – and companies were understandably wary of committing resources to implementing ESS given the tight polling data in the run-up to the election.