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Fladgate advises Blue Coast Private Equity on £7m investment in Hut Group

Julian Lewis, Alex Kaufmann |

Fladgate LLP has advised Blue Coast Private Equity, part of the Lewis Trust Group, on a £7m investment in the Hut Group, the multi website online retailer. Blue Coast are a new investor in the company and this was a pre-IPO round of funding for £10m in aggregate, with the balance having been picked up […]


Phasing out rights to light

Roy Perrott |

Developers rushing to celebrate the Law Commission’s proposal to do away with the acquisition of rights to light by prescription should remember that the government has a poor record of following the advisory body’s recommendations, says Roy Perrott. Rights of light are a major impediment to property development in this country, so the Law Commission’s […]