Insights: June 2010

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Fladgate advises Fourth Hospitality on acquisition of Star Logic Limited

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Fladgate LLP corporate partner, David Robinson, has advised Fourth Hospitality (Fourth), on its acquisition of Star Logic Limited, a recipe and menu management solutions company. The purchase has strengthened Fourth’s position as a leading provider of back office systems to the UK’s hospitality industry and its plans for developing global opportunities. Fladgate previously advised Fourth […]


Quarter Day - June 2010

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Legal updates for those involved in the real estate sector.


Performance bonds

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In Enka Insaat v Banca Populaire Dell’Alto and Enka Insaat v Cassa DDI Risparmio DDI Bolzano [2009] EWHC 2410 (Comm) the applicant applied for summary judgment against two banks pursuant to performance guarantees that they had issued. The applicant had entered into a contract with a Russian owner for the design and construction of its […]


Fladgate advises Costa Bingo on extension of contract with Dragonfish

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Fladgate LLP has advised Costa Bingo on an extension of its contract with Dragonfish, the independent B2B division of online casino firm 888 Holdings plc. Under the terms of the agreement, which will run for an additional period of three years until July 2013, Dragonfish will continue to provide Costa Bingo with a comprehensive, fully […]


Retrospective liability for contaminated land

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Developers, contractors and professionals may be surprised to learn that they can be found liable for contaminated land (and be made to pay the costs of remediation) many years after their involvement with it has ended. Alarmingly, it is possible to be liable even if remediation that met the required standards of the time was […]


Construction newsletter - June 2010

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 Legal updates for those involved in the construction sector.


Anti-deprivation rule

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The anti-deprivation rule operates to prevent a person’s property being transferred and taken away from his creditors on bankruptcy or winding up. In Perpetual Trustee Co Limited and others v BNY Corporate Trustee Services Limited and others and Butters and others v BBC Worldwide and others [2009] EWCA Civ 1160 the Court of Appeal had […]