Insights: August 2015

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Opposing a tenant’s 1954 Act lease renewal – Part 3

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This is the third 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 […]


Fladgate advises Privet Capital on acquisition of Aeromet Group of Companies

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Fladgate LLP has advised the investment company Privet Capital on the acquisition of Aeromet, a UK based manufacturer of metal castings for the aerospace industry, from US based Black Diamond Capital Management for an undisclosed amount. Aeromet is a world class foundry with a turnover of £20m per annum, specialising in complex castings for commercial […]


Dealing with risk

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Identifying a pattern of accidents is a useful first step in managing the risk which has led to the accidents. In a domestic setting, the London Fire Brigade has identified that one in four people who die in a fire have alcohol in their system, and that three quarters of alcohol related fires are caused […]


Fladgate acts for Investhor Limited on new wine bar and premises in Hammersmith

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Investhor Limited on the purchase of new wine bar and restaurant premises in Hammersmith. Following refurbishment, the premises will open as the “Brackenbury Wine Rooms”. This will be the third “Wine Rooms” venue, alongside Kensington and Fulham. Fladgate real estate partner James Fry has acted on all three acquisitions.


Matters of the mind: how to incapacity-proof your finances

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If someone asked you what will happen to your assets on death, you’d no doubt reach for your Will.  However, have you considered what will happen to your assets if you ever lose capacity to manage them?  Would your family be able to access them to ensure the household bills get paid, or to pay […]


Non domiciled status survives the cut, but at what cost…?

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This article was written prior to the Summer Budget. For more information on changes to the taxation of non-doms in the Summer Budget, visit our website www.fladgate.com. Many non domiciled individuals will have been relieved that the immediate threat to their non domiciled status was removed by the General Election result on 7 May.  But […]


Do we need to follow a "fair" - or even any - process to dismiss an employee if she has only been employed by us for 18 months?

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We get asked this question a lot by those employers who are aware that, as a rule, an employee requires a minimum of two years’ continuous employment with an employer in order to bring a claim for unfair dismissal. Dismissing an employee without following a correct procedure (which effectively involves warning and consultation) would, from […]


Fladgate advises Aldgate Tower Investments on London letting

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Fladgate LLP has advised Aldgate Tower Investments on the letting of 100,000 sq ft of offices to Uber and WeWork at its Aldgate Tower development in London E1. Taxi App provider, Uber, is relocating from its current London base in King’s Cross, and will occupy 40,000 sq ft on the second, first and lower ground […]


Enforcement of DAB decisions

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Back in December 2014, I wrote an introductory article about the FIDIC suite of contracts (‘FIDIC explained’), which focused on the provisions within the FIDIC forms relating to dispute adjudication boards (DABs). Six months on, there has been a case in the Singapore Court of Appeal which has addressed a perceived deficiency surrounding enforcement of […]


Fladgate advises Tri-Star resources on £3.5m fundraising

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Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed mining company Tri-Star Resources plc on the raising of £1.5 million before expenses through a placing (by SP Angel Corporate Finance) and subscription for new shares. In addition to the placing and the subscription, the company has agreed with Odey European Inc. the issue of a further £2 million […]


Fladgate advise on the sale of Roxy Palace online casino to 32Red

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Fladgate LLP acted for the sellers Hyperlink Media Limited and Applied Logics Limited on the sale of the remote online gaming business known as Roxy Palace for a total consideration of £8.4 million, comprising £2m in cash and the issuance of 10,000,000 new Ordinary Shares. Corporate partners Grant Gordon and Alan Wetterhahn advised the clients, […]


Data subject access requests

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One of our former account managers, who has recently resigned from her role after five years, has made a data subject access request asking for a copy of all emails about her. Are we compelled to respond to her request? All of your employees and former employees have a right to make a data subject […]