Insights: April 2017

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Fladgate advises Gareth Bale on new sports bar in Cardiff

Alan Wetterhahn, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon |

Continuing its association with footballer Gareth Bale, the Fladgate Sports Business Group has advised the Welsh international and Real Madrid player on his joint venture with Welsh brewery Brains to open a new premium sports bar and restaurant in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. ‘Elevens Bar & Grill’ is scheduled to open later in […]

Fladgate hosts Pioneers in Sport Forum with Baroness Sue Campbell, CBE

James Earl |

The Fladgate Sports Business Group has recently hosted the Pioneers in Sport Forum, chaired by Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, head of the Women’s Game at the FA, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust and Former Chair of UK Sport.  The event saw a number of future leaders in sport discuss the question ‘Is the sports […]

Fladgate announces senior associate promotions

Charles Wander, Yulia Leyko, Leigh Callaway |

As part of the firm’s Route to Partnership policy, Fladgate is delighted to announce the promotions to senior associate of Leigh Callaway (dispute resolution), Zehra Kofturcu (corporate), Yulia Leyko (corporate) and Peter Reynolds (dispute resolution). Charles Wander, chairman of Fladgate comments: “We congratulate those promoted to senior associate.  These appointments reflect the partnership’s confidence in future […]

MiFID II and UK trusts: time to apply for another ID number

Helena Luckhurst |

Trustees of UK trusts holding a UK managed investment portfolio will soon need to apply for a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) number from the London Stock Exchange. The EU legislation known as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) affects firms who provide services to legal entity end users which involve financial instruments, such as […]

Gerald Eve wins the Investment Agency Team of the Year award at the Property Awards 2017

Richard Reuben |

Fladgate’s real estate team, sponsors of the Investment Agency Team of the Year award, congratulate Gerald Eve on winning the award at the Property Awards 2017.

Hodson Developments secures planning and funding for Chilmington Green Development

Hamilton Forrest, Mark Harnett, Miles Crawford, Kim McMurray, Luke Morris |

Fladgate client Hodson Developments has secured planning and funding to commence a new garden city project near Ashford, Kent, known as the Chilmington Green Development. Chilmington Green will bring a vibrant, mixed use, new community to the town of Ashford in Kent. It will provide around 5,750 new homes as well as its own high […]

Thunder in paradise: Harlequin Property v Wilkins Kennedy


A striking recent case from the Caribbean highlights the vital importance of putting formal, contractually binding payment procedures in place. At its heart, Harlequin Property v Wilkins Kennedy [2016] EWHC 3233 (TCC) was a professional negligence case – albeit one with trimmings of the absurd. The claimant, Harlequin Property, was the developer of a luxury […]