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Fladgate advises on Cardiff Hotel development deal

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Fladgate LLP has advised Dominions House Limited on the sale of a vacant former office block in central Cardiff as part of a BPRA deal that will see it converted into a luxury hotel and restaurant.  Being a BPRA deal, the sale had to complete by the end of the 2014/15 financial year and the […]


Fladgate advises Commerzbank in relation to Wolffkran's entry into UK market

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Fladgate LLP were instructed by lender Commerzbank to advise on and prepare the securities in relation to financing German major construction equipment company Wolffkran’s entry into UK market. The client was advised by banking partners Charles Proctor and Alexander Wildschütz.


Areen Design Services acquires majority stake in Pascall + Watson Ltd

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Fladgate LLP advised Areen Design Services Limited, the interior design company specialising in commercial and infrastructure projects, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pascall+Watson Limited, the architects practice that specialises in the design and delivery of infrastructure projects (they have designed Heathrow Terminal 2 amongst many other high profile projects). Corporate partner Alex […]


The insider's guide to English Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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English pre-nups (PNAs) are now an important consideration for families intent on protecting the family wealth, thanks to the 2010 case of Radmacher v Granatino. Whilst PNAs do not oust the jurisdiction of the English court to have the final say in the matter, they can be determinative when it comes to splitting up wealth […]


Quarter Day - June 2015

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


Employee Shareholder Status: post-election update

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Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) divided opinion between the main political parties in the run-up to May’s General Election. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats had pledged to scrap this Conservative-backed tax relief scheme – which offers tax exemptions to qualifying employees on the acquisition and disposal of shares in their employer, in return for sacrificing […]


Fladgate announces a further partner appointment to its dispute resolution team

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Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of dispute resolution partner Bree Taylor. Bree joins from Memery Crystal where she headed up the firm’s dispute resolution department and insolvency & restructuring group. Bree is a specialist in company, partnership and shareholder disputes, fraud and misfeasance claims. She has acted for claimants in worldwide asset tracing […]


Cyber-crime - unsolicited emails using Fladgate LLP in the email address

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You may be aware from media reports that cyber-fraudsters are increasingly targeting law firms. Cyber-crime committed against law firms could for example be used to steal money or to facilitate identity theft. We have been made aware of unsolicited emails that have been sent from individuals claiming to be lawyers from Fladgate LLP and using […]


Fladgate acts for ING Real Estate Development UK in sale of Hayle Harbour

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Fladgate LLP acted for ING in completing the sale of Hayle Harbour in May 2015.  The sale was of a large series of areas of land at Hayle to a residential developer Sennybridge. It included the sale of the assets & undertaking of Hayle Harbour Authority Limited, the statutory harbour authority (regulated by Private Act […]


Opposing a tenant's 1954 Act lease renewal - Part 2

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This is the second in a series of articles looking at the grounds a landlord can use to oppose a tenant’s lease renewal where the lease is protected by the terms of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In this article we are going to be looking at the grounds of opposition contained in sections […]


The "blame culture" targeting directors is here to stay

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The “blame culture” targeting directors is here to stay: Some practical steps to protect directors from litigation Over the last decade the business world has changed forever. Corporate scandals on a considerable scale, amendments to securities regulations worldwide, increased shareholder awareness and extended rules on corporate governance have made being a company director in the […]


Pre-Owned Assets Tax: the forgotten tax

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Pre-Owned Assets Tax (POAT) was introduced in the Finance Act 2004. Ten years is a long time but, when it comes to tax statute, ‘age cannot wither her’. This tax has teeth and is capable of biting, not with a tax bill after death, like Inheritance Tax, but, worse, with an annual Income Tax charge […]