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Permitted development rights - further changes from 15 April

Mark Harnett |

The last few years have seen a shake-up of permitted development rights by the coalition government aimed at introducing greater flexibility into the planning system and promoting growth. By way of a general reminder, permitted development rights are a national grant of planning permission which allows certain building works or changes of use without the […]

Fladgate's international practices ranked by Chambers Global 2015

Andrew Kaufman, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Sunil Sheth, Alexander Wildschütz, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants are featured as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Individuals are ranked after extensive research by the Chambers team with opinions sought from clients, peers, referees and competitors. Germany Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad) Alex […]

Fladgate acts on letting of Aldgate Tower to Tag Worldwide

Matthew Williams, Richard Reuben |

In 2014 Fladgate LLP acted for Aldgate Tower Investments S.à r.l. and SW Aldgate S.à r.l. on the £200m refinancing of Aldgate Tower, London E1 with funding provided by Starwood European Finance LLP. The property achieved practical completion on 28 November 2014 and has 317,000 sq ft of office space. In February 2015 Fladgate LLP […]

ATED tips and traps

Helena Luckhurst |

Financially minded Brits will be focused on the impending end of the British income tax year. Here in the office, we’re also focused on the start of another one – the 2015/2016 Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) tax year begins on 1 April 2015 and, for UK residential properties valued for ATED purposes as […]

Electronic Communications Code latest


The Electronic Communications Code (Code) was first enacted in 1984 to regulate the provision of landline telephones. Since then technology has advanced beyond recognition and the Code is no longer fit for purpose. After sustained criticism of the workings of the Code, in September 2011 the Government asked the Law Commission to carry out a […]