Insights: September 2014

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The new CDM regulations - what can we expect?

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While the construction industry has been dealing with the recession (too many people, not enough work) and now the recovery from the recession (not enough people, not enough bricks) the Health and Safety Executive has been busy thinking how it might improve the CDM regulations. As a result of the recession, the HSE has suffered […]


Quarter Day - September 2014

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Legal updates for all those involved in the real estate sector.


Family businesses and pre-emption rights: a trap for the unwary

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Business owners are a notoriously busy lot. Trying to get them to put wills in place can require persistence on the part of the adviser. However, care is needed when making wills for business owners as getting the will in place, on its own, may not be enough. Trouble can ensue when the share transfer […]


Fladgate advises Marchmont on sale of Warwick House

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Fladgate LLP advised Marchmont Investment Management Limited on the sale of Warwick House for £15.65m to a Threadneedle Fund. The property comprised offices and retail, and was acquired by a newly incorporated Marchmont investment vehicle in 2012. Fladgate had also advised on the letting of the vacant floors in the building over the past two […]


Hotel update - September 2014

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A summary of transactions and trends in 2014.


Distressed business investment in the new environment - Part 2

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Deal structures – ten ways to save a business.


Fladgate advises hotel client Bashir Nathoo on property sale to Redefine International

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Fladgate LLP advised hotel client Bashir Nathoo on the sale of a former office building on Southwark Street, London SE1 which was converted and annexed (to provide further bedrooms) to an existing Holiday Inn Express hotel to Redefine International, the independent hotel management company. Corporate partner Julian Lewis advised the client with real estate partner […]


Choosing trustees? Not so fast!

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What is the key decision which repays very careful thought when setting up a trust or a will containing a trust? Is it who can benefit from the trust (the beneficiaries)? Of course, that is very important. Or whether it is a fixed interest or a discretionary trust? Absolutely, money in the right hands at […]


Scotland: Currency & Constitution

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Fladgate has taken a close interest in the legal issues that will arise if Scotland becomes an independent nation. Our previous offerings on this subject include "Scotland and Independence – currency, banking and financial Issues" (April 2013) and "Scotland – a sterling nation?" (February 2014). However, the referendum date – 18 September – is now […]


Japanese Knotweed – what's the problem?

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Japanese knotweed was originally imported from Japan as an ornamental plant, admired for its attractive white flowers. The plant’s aesthetic qualities, however, have long been overshadowed by its reputation as an invasive and destructive species, which can outmuscle other vegetation and cause serious structural damage to buildings. In view of its possible impact on a […]


Partner Hamilton Forrest returns to strengthen Fladgate tax group

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of tax partner Hamilton Forrest, who joins from Rosenblatt, where he has been a partner since 2011. Hamilton is no stranger to Fladgate however, having been a partner at the firm previously. Hamilton advises on all aspects of UK and international commercial tax matters, including tax planning […]


Fladgate strengthens dispute resolution with appointment of partner Steven Mash

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of dispute resolution partner Steven Mash, who joins from Crowell & Moring. Steven specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration and has over 15 years’ experience in contentious work. He has acted in disputes in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, acting for […]