Insights: June 2006

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Mezzanine loophole closed by the Government

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Planning permission has in the past not generally been required for a mezzanine floor extension unless this is prohibited by a condition attaching to a previous planning consent, because such extensions generally do not alter the external appearance of a building. This has been exploited by many retail developments in highly publicised cases and Friends […]


Tell me why I don't like Mondays

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Monday working Mr McMenemy worked in a research team of Capita Business Services Ltd in Glasgow. At first he had worked full time, but in 1999 he arranged with his employer to work part-time to enable him to meet childcare responsibilities. For Mr McMenemy part-time meant working three days a week – Wednesday, Thursday and […]


Platinum invest in YooMedia

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Fladgate advised international institutional investor Platinum Partners LLP in relation to a £7.5m Convertible Loan Agreement with YooMedia, the AIM-traded interactive media and games group. Platinum Partners has considerable experience in structured equity financing for listed small and mid-cap companies in both the US and UK. Financing is part of YooMedia’s strategy to continue the […]


Don't stray offside when the game's on

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Taking defensive action now may head off trouble that could arise during the forthcoming World Cup tournament. Employers don’t have to make allowances for the football World Cup this month, but those that adopt sensible policies towards employees wanting to watch it are likely to minimise disruption to their workplaces. Fortunately, most matches are on […]