Insights: November 2010

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The dog with an MBA

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The judgment in BSkyB v EDS attracts interest not only because of the story of counsel’s dog, which obtained an MBA during the trial, but also because of its findings on the fraudulent representations EDS made to Sky. The interpretation of the “entire agreement” clause and the cap on liability, both commonly found in construction […]


Landlords v CVAs: round two

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A Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) provides a company (Debtor) experiencing financial difficulties with a quick and flexible way of essentially restructuring its debts with unsecured creditors with a view to continuing its business. Such debts would include rent owed to a landlord and may even permit a compromise of obligations owed by third party guarantors […]


UK domain name register releases short domain names

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On 1 December 2010 applications will be accepted to register very short “.UK” domain names, consisting of one or two characters. These short names have until now not been available for use as website names. It will therefore be possible to have domain names like “z.co.uk” or “1.co.uk”. Other previously restricted names (such as jobs.net.uk) […]


Fladgate continues to be highly rated by Chambers guide to the legal profession 2011

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Fladgate LLP has, once again, been highly rated by the recently published Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2011, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals. Banking litigation Commentary: Fladgate’s banking litigation team continues to receive mandates against banks, often for claims of mis-selling and negligence. It has recently acted […]


Halliwells head of real estate finance joins Fladgate

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce a major boost to its real estate and finance practices with the appointment of partner Kim McMurray. Kim was formerly head of real estate finance at Halliwells in London. Kim specialises in real estate finance, acting for both banks and borrowers, including Lloyds/HBoS, Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish, ING, […]