Insights: September 2014

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The new CDM regulations - what can we expect?

Gillian Birkby |

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

Alison Mould |

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

Hotel update - September 2014

Julian Lewis |

A summary of transactions and trends in 2014.

Fladgate advises Marchmont on sale of Warwick House


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 […]

Distressed business investment in the new environment - Part 2

Jeremy Whiteson |

Deal structures – ten ways to save a business.

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

Julian Lewis, James Fry |

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 […]

Scotland: Currency & Constitution

Charles Proctor |

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?

Ben Milloy |

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 […]

Fladgate strengthens dispute resolution with appointment of partner Steven Mash

Charles Wander, Steven Mash |

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 […]

Partner Hamilton Forrest returns to strengthen Fladgate tax group

Hamilton Forrest, Charles Wander |

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 advises Tritax on £71m hotel transaction

Ella Leonard, Adrian Mawlabaux |

Fladgate LLP has advised Tritax on a £71m deal with Accor to purchase a portfolio of 13 UK hotels for its HotelInvest business. The portfolio comprises 12 properties operated by Ibis and another by Ibis budget, with a total of 1,194 rooms. Three are located in London with the others in regional cities. Fladgate funds […]

Fladgate advises Point West GR Limited on acquisition

John Forde, Mike Tremeer, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate LLP advised Point West GR Limited on the acquisition of Point West, a mixed use development consisting of 399 apartments and three commercial tenants, including Sainsbury’s and David Lloyd. Real estate litigation partner Thekla Fellas and corporate partner Jeremy Whiteson advised the client, assisted by employment senior associate Mike Tremeer and tax senior associate […]