Insights: June 2011

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When health and safety gets personal

Gillian Birkby |

If you commission or allow construction work to take place on your commercial property, you do not normally expect to be sued for personal injury by people working for the building contractor. Health and safety legislation, however, makes this a real possibility and even presents the risk of personal liability for directors of companies who […]

Fladgate advises Touchstone Gold on admission to AIM

David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Touchstone Gold Limited (Touchstone) on its £10m placing and admission to AIM. Touchstone, a gold exploration company in Colombia (registered in the BVI), had a market capitalisation of £28m which will be used to fund the company’s next phase of gold exploration in Colombia. Corporate partner David Robinson led the […]

Pre-packs - some questions answered

Jeremy Whiteson |

Pre-packs have had a great impact on the insolvency landscape over recent years. They are now the procedure of choice for many insolvent businesses. At the same time, they have been heavily criticised as being damaging to creditors’ interests. This tension has left a number of questions unanswered, which the courts and regulators have tried […]

Quarter Day - June 2011


Legal updates for those involved in the real estate sector.

Fladgate advises Sojourn Hotels on acquisition of a 102 room hotel site

James Fry |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Sojourn Hotels LLP (Sojourn) on the purchase of a vacant retail site and workshop in Walmgate. The site has planning consent for the construction of a 102 room hotel. Sojourn will now develop the site and open an IHG Indigo branded hotel. Fladgate property partner James Fry, a member of […]

Feed-in tariffs prove popular

Roy Perrott |

A government scheme that was launched last year has led to a rapid rise in the use of solar panels and other ways of generating renewable energy. Although expensive to install, it is possible to make good money in the long term from these projects. As we will show, however, the message is “get in […]

Nachrichten Juni 2011


Legal updates for our German speaking clients and contacts.    

Fladgate advises on AIM and PLUS placings

Grant Gordon, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Beaumont Cornish and Shore Capital on two company admissions, one to the AIM market, and the second to PLUS. On the AIM listing, Fladgate advised Beaumont Cornish as nominated adviser along with Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited (Shore Capital) as brokers to New World Oil and Gas plc (New World) on […]

Fladgate advises Swiss construction company on CHF200 million energy project

Gillian Birkby |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Zurich based client Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Hitachi Zosen) on a contract for a new energy-from-waste plant with SITA UK (SITA). The plant is being developed for the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership as part of a PFI deal. Swiss based Hitachi Zosen has more than 400 installed […]

Bribery Act 2010 - after a long wait, are you ready?

Charles Wander, David Robinson |

On 1 July 2011, the much anticipated Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) will come into force. The Act will impact on all commercial organisations, to a greater or lesser degree, and so, if you haven’t already turned your mind to what it means for your organisation, now is the time. A detailed explanation of the […]

Art law: good news for experts and valuers


An interesting case has just been reported. Ian W Spencer v S Franses Limited [2011] EWHC 1269 (QB) provides a fascinating story, court room drama and some new law which will be welcomed by art and antiques experts and valuers. You can read the reported judgment at It concerned some valuable embroideries found by […]

Trusts & probate newsletter - June 2011


Updates for professionals in the on and off-shore trust industry.