Insights: November 2008

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Fladgate continues to be highly rated by Chambers guide to the legal profession 2009

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Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2009, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals. Construction: Purchaser-led – Recommended Commentary: Construction remains a significant feature of this firm, which fields lawyers covering the breadth of contentious and development work for a range […]


Construction newsletter - November 2008

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Legal updates for all those involved in the construction sector.


Serial Adjudication

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Generally, defendants attempting to resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in the courts face an uphill struggle. Successful challenges are few. However, in Benfield Construction v Trudson, the defendant successfully challenged an adjudicator’s jurisdiction on the basis that his decision related to a dispute already determined in an earlier adjudication – a practice known as […]


Fladgate retains Top 20 ranking in Hemscott's Guide to AIM advisers

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Fladgate LLP has again retained a top 20 ranking in the October edition of Hemscott’s Aim Advisers Rankings Guide. In the latest issue the firm is in joint 17th position acting for 27 AIM companies. Fladgate has since gained another three AIM clients: Pathfinder Properties; Serviced Office Group; and Ipoint Media. Commenting on the rankings, […]


Commercial Court streamlines procedure

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The Commercial Court in London is acutely aware of its international profile and the need to ensure that its procedures make it an attractive forum of choice. Around 50% of Commercial Court cases involve all non-UK parties. However, concerns have been focused by the collapse of two massive cases, Equitable Life and BCCI which, because […]


Next buys Lipsy fashion brand for £17.4m

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Fladgate LLP acted for the shareholders of women’s fashion brand Lipsy, purchased by clothing retailer Next for £17.4m. Lipsy distributes its products through a number of different retailers on the high street, in catalogues and on the internet. Lipsy also sells direct through its own website (www.lipsy.co.uk) and opened its first standalone store in Brent […]


Mount Anvil completes two real estate projects

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Mount Anvil, the St Albans based building and construction company, on two recent projects. The first is the development of the landmark East End Mission building, with its famous listed facade, fronting Commercial Road in London’s East End. The building was completed in August of this year and includes 100 […]


Planning issues - accommodating smokers

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Smoke free legislation came into force in England and Wales on 1 July 2007. It affected most public places, including pubs and restaurants. Just over one year on, evidence indicates that many licensed premises are seeking to provide new areas for smokers by utilising pavement areas and beer gardens and providing shelters to make outdoor […]