Insights: November 2012

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Fladgate advises AIM listed LiteBulb on financing

David Robinson, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP advised AIM listed company LiteBulb Group Limited (LiteBulb), developers of innovative brands and products, on the securing of £750,000 in finance. The financing will be used to further LiteBulb’s growth and to fund a number of anticipated significant orders. The funding was received from Andrew Black, co-founder of Betfair Group Plc, who to […]

Landlord's liability

Gillian Birkby |

Can a landlord be liable when a tenant puts a property into disrepair, which then causes personal injury? This was the question facing the High Court in a recent case. Mr Hannon was a heating engineer and attended a domestic property owned by Hillingdon Homes to carry out some work to the central heating system. […]

The EU & US agency model proceedings - partial settlement

Eddie Powell |

On 6 September 2012 the US District Court approved a partial settlement of the anti-trust proceedings that were begun by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) against Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster(1). The action is only partially settled, because the settlement applies only in relation to Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & […]

Fladgate advises on acquisition of M&S distribution centre

Richard Kaufman, Avram Kelman |

Fladgate LLP has acted for a private family trust on the acquisition of a joint venture company that owns the state-of-the art M&S distribution centre in Castle Donnington, North Leicestershire. The 1 million sq ft distribution centre is half a mile long, 100ft tall and covers a 60 acre site. Goods will be freighted directly […]

Fladgate continues to be highly rated by Chambers UK 2013


Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2013, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals. Construction: Purchaser-led Commentary: In addition to acting on high-profile redevelopments of mixed-use sites, this firm is expanding further into the energy sector. The team receives instructions on […]

Don't blame the lawyers


Certain vested interests like to blame lawyers, or their clients, for litigation. As if it’s unjust to get redress for wrongs suffered or contracts breached. In recent months a number of authentication committees have decided to disband because of the perceived risk of claims arising from their work. One, the Warhol Foundation, has been through […]

Fladgate advises Acorn Minerals plc on admission to the Official List

David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP has advised Acorn Minerals plc (Acorn) on its admission to the London Stock Exchange. Acorn’s entire issued ordinary share capital was admitted to the standard listing segment of the Official List on 29 October 2012. The placing, of 7,739,255 ordinary shares at 20p per share, raised proceeds of just over £1.5m. Acorn will […]

Fladgate advises international menswear brand Byford on New Bond Street opening


Fladgate LLP has acted for new client, Donald Byford & Sons Limited (Byford), in connection with their new shop lease at 77 New Bond Street, London. Byford is an international menswear brand that is present in 20 countries worldwide and currently has more than 1,500 sales points across the world, having particularly focused on the […]

Fladgate advises Re Value Immobilienberatung GmbH

Alex Kaufmann |

Fladgate LLP has advised Re Value Immobilienberatung GmbH, a German property investment company, on the purchase of European Commercial Assets Limited, an investment company holding portfolios of Berlin investment properties from, amongst others, Lasalle Investment Management. Corporate partner Alex Kaufmann led the Fladgate team.