Insights: June 2007

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Fladgate in £50m regeneration of Deptford


Leading law firm Fladgate has advised Cathedral Group plc on the £50m mixed use regeneration of Deptford Rise, which focuses on Deptford Station and its immediate environs. The Deptford Urban Design Framework and Development Strategy has identified the need to regenerate the site, which is of great historic and cultural importance, and to attract new […]

Code Read?


On 1 April 2007 the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (“RICS”) “Service Charges in Commercial Property” Code of Practice (“Code”) came into effect. Service charges, and in particular poorly managed service charges, are often the cause of conflict between landlords and tenants of commercial premises. RICS hope that where adhered to, the Code, which is […]

Leases and parent company guarantees


I run a small but highly profitable developing company and am currently negotiating to let one of the offices to a new company that is being backed by a parent company guarantee. Would this give me the same covenant strength as if the parent company were the tenant? What do I need to be aware […]

Fladgate advises on €1.9bn portfolio acquisition


Fladgate has advised two substantial offshore family trusts on the financing and banking aspects of the acquisitions of four commercial property portfolios with an aggregate value of €1.9bn. The portfolios, which comprise hotels, offices and business parks, are located in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Holland. The Dutch offices included in the portfolio were acquired for […]

Top rankings for corporate team


Fladgate is delighted that its corporate practice has been rated in two recently published independent surveys of the legal profession. India Firstly, the June 2007 issue of India Business Law Journal identified Fladgate as being one of the Top 10 firms for India-related capital markets and corporate finance work. This reflects the reputation our India […]

Fladgate in victory for Crystal Palace FC


Fladgate has successfully acted for Crystal Palace Football Club in its claim for fraudulent misrepresentation against former manager Iain Dowie. In the judgment of Mr Justice Tugendhat on 14 June 2007, the High Court ruled that the club released Mr Dowie from his contract relying on Mr Dowie’s false statements that he had not been […]