Insights: July 2016

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Fladgate advises Angus Energy Holdings UK Limited on the sale of its remaining interests in Weald Basin

Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP advised Angus Energy Holdings UK Limited, a UK onshore oil and gas development and production company, on the sale of its remaining interests in Weald Basin licences PEDL137 and PEDL246 to AIM-listed UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC. These licence areas contain the high profile Horse Hill-1 oil discoveries north of Gatwick Airport. […]

Severance and survival

Ian Smith |

A recent decision in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in the case of Stellite Construction Ltd v Vascroft Contractors Ltd emphasises the difficulties for a party in arguing that an adjudicator has materially breached the rules of natural justice. However it also reminds us that the adjudicator’s frame of reference for jurisdiction will be […]

Workers aged 25 and over now entitled to receive the National Living Wage

Mike Tremeer |

On 1 April 2016 the Conservative Government introduced a new minimum rate of pay that applies to all UK workers aged 25 and over.  Called the National Living Wage (NLW), it requires that eligible employees are paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour.  That is an increase of 50 pence per hour on the National […]

Update on charitable structures


The landscape of the charitable sector has changed significantly in recent years.  Individuals seeking to promote their philanthropic wishes in the UK are now faced with a number of decisions when considering how best to accomplish specific charitable objectives (known as objects).  Set out below is a brief summary of the three ways in which […]