Insights: January 2007

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So what about Wembley?


Recent developments in relation to Wembley Stadium are interesting to all of us for a variety of reasons. The delay in completion and what a judge has called the “ruthless strategy” of Multiplex are a warning to anyone considering embarking on similar structures for the Olympic Games. The construction industry is well aware of this, […]

Work and Families - new rights for employees


The Work and Families Act 2006 was introduced by the Government as part of its policy to give parents more choice in balancing their work and family lives. The Act sets out proposals for new legislation which will extend existing rights to maternity leave and pay, introduce new rights for fathers, expand the scope of […]

Fladgate advises Arazim on Little Chef purchase

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Fladgate advised Arazim Investments, an Israeli property group listed on the Tel Aviv stock market, on its subscription for shares in the new entity comprising Little Chef for an undisclosed figure. Arazim, who in March 2006 purchased and leased back 65 Little Chef sites from the People’s Restaurant Group (PRG) for a sum of £59m, […]

Maintenance One bought out by Tesco plc subsidiary


Fladgate’s corporate recovery and employment groups recently acted for insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor, the administrators of Maintenance One Services Limited, which went into administration in July 2006. The business, which provides essential in-store maintenance services to 1252 UK Tesco stores, with an annual budget of c.£80 million, has been acquired by Tesco plc subsidiary, Engineering […]

New land registration: Changing for the better?


New land registration rules were introduced on 13 October 2003 by the Land Registration Act 2002. This short article deals with two changes that have had a significant impact over the past three years. Plans: one of the major changes is that any plan submitted with a Land Registry application is now required to clearly […]