Insights: June 2017

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Fladgate sponsors Family Office & Wealth Management Conference

Grant Gordon, Richard Kaufman, Helena Luckhurst, Avram Kelman, Daniel Polden, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to sponsor DC Finance’s Family Office & Wealth Management Conference on 13 June 2017. With over 400 ultra and high net worth individuals and family office executives in attendance, this is one of the world’s largest wealth management events held annually at the Hilton Tel Aviv.  This prestigious conference provides an […]

Fladgate advises on Amy Winehouse statue loan agreement

Alan Wetterhahn, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Ben Milloy |

Fladgate’s leisure team has acted for The Camden Market Management Company Limited on an agreement for the loan of the official Amy Winehouse statue, which is on display at Camden Market Stables. Winehouse (1983–2011) was a British singer and songwriter who had become strongly associated with Camden Town until her death in 2011.  The work […]

Fraud: hot pursuit or cold case in insolvency?

Bree Taylor |

Following parliamentary inquiries into high-profile retailers over summer 2016, the government promised an overhaul of corporate governance law. The rhetoric was strong and the claims by members of select committees were sensational as they spoke against wellknown business people, particularly in relation to the sums they had paid to themselves. Please click here for PDF […]

Brexit – The Divorce Bill

Charles Proctor |

On 1 January 1973, the United Kingdom acceded to the treaties constituting the European Communities.  Just over a year later, one of England’s greatest judges, Lord Denning, remarked that Community law “…is like an incoming tide. It flows into the estuaries and up the rivers. It cannot be held back…” The present state of EU/UK […]

Navigating loan negotiations: tips for hoteliers

Jenny Sargeant |

For those setting up a hotel business an inevitable part is negotiating financing arrangements. Hotel lenders will want as high a level of control as possible over any new hotel business due to the higher risk profile.  However, hoteliers need to be aware that giving up too much control can stifle their ability to be […]

Do you rate it? Impact of rate revaluation on landlords


For several weeks the usually dry topic of business rates has unusually been headline news. It has been predicted the recent rates revaluation will mean the end of independent retailers on the high street, with reports suggesting that many businesses, particularly in the South East, are expecting a rise in business rates of more than […]

The legal challenge to the gig economy

Michael McCartney |

Michael McCartney, a partner at Fladgate LLP, discusses the implications of claims brought against companies like Uber and Deliveroo Hermes is the latest to face a legal challenge to its business model following claims that its couriers should be classed as ‘workers’ rather than ‘self-employed’ persons. This claim (which is backed by the GMB) follows […]