Insights: October 2008

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Fladgate LLP advises Random House on the merger of Random House South Africa with Struik Publishers

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Fladgate LLP has advised Random House on the merger of Random House South Africa and Struik Publishers. The new company, known as Random House Struik (Pty) Ltd, brings together two of South Africa’s most prominent book publishers and creates a significant new player in the African book publishing business. The Random House Group is a […]


A newt unto themselves

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The great crested (or warty) newt, which is widespread across lowland England and prevalent in ponds in arable or pastoral settings or abandoned workings such as chalk or clay pits, can cause nightmares and cost thousands of pounds for any landowner or developer. A couple in Wiltshire have been prevented from moving back into their […]


Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate LLP across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted that the recently launched 2008 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession continues to rank the firm across the board. Commercial firms – Recommended “Fladgate LLP has core strength in property (development, investment and funding) and is also notable as a leading choice for lower-value M&A, acting […]


Energy Performance Certificates

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been generating quite a lot of interest lately. Until recently, EPCs were only needed for larger buildings. On 1 April 2008, it became compulsory to supply an EPC on the sale or letting of a commercial building with a floor area in excess of 10,000 sq m (107,639 sq ft). […]


World Television Group Plc purchases client list of Medialink UK Limited

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Fladgate LLP has advised client World Television Group plc, the international webcasting and multimedia visual communications company, on its purchase of the client list of Medialink UK Limited. World Television will pay to Medialink a percentage of the gross profit derived from certain client revenue for a period of eighteen months from completion. World Television […]


A difficult Quarter Day?

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It appears that the June quarter’s rents were paid fairly promptly by tenants. The market waits, nervously, however, to see what will happen with the September quarter’s rents. Demands are going out now and it may be that it is with this quarter where we truly find out how bad the credit crunch is. From […]


Fladgate advises leading Energy-from-Waste construction company on London waste plant

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Fladgate LLP’s leading construction team have advised Swiss plant construction company Von Roll Inova on an agreement with Riverside Resource Recovery Ltd for the building of a Energy-from-Waste plant in Belvedere, London. Von Roll Inova, the Swiss subsidiary of AE&E Group, headquartered in Austria, is one of the leading power generation and environmental systems providers […]