Insights: October 2017

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Don’t rely on the grace of the court to save you, keep your house in order!

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The courts have long recognised that companies do not always follow all the procedures prescribed by company law and that, in certain circumstances, it would be unjust for the courts to punish a party just because of a failure to observe legal formalities. One area is that of shareholder approval. With English companies varying in […]


Event: Building knowledge: three essential updates

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The last six months have seen a tremendous period of change for construction.  We are currently undergoing the largest review of health and safety legislation in the UK since 1945.  At the same […]

Brexit and planning for the unknown in IT

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Introduction As is beginning to become apparent, Brexit has wide-ranging consequences in many commercial and business areas. This is equally true in the sphere of data protection, where much of the applicable legislation has developed at an EU level.  This is readily understandable, given (i) the wide-ranging technological advances that have occurred since the UK […]


Give me my property back! When you find out somebody else owns “your” property

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The problem A registered proprietor of land owns the legal and beneficial interest to that land. When this principle was conceived it was quipped that “instead of the citizen telling the state who owns the land, the state will henceforth tell the citizen”. You may not consider this troubling on the face of it. However, […]


ASTs – Are you assured of compliance?

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Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) are the most common kind of private residential tenancy in the UK currently, which means that almost any investor or funder in the UK residential property market will deal with them.  The past few years have seen new legislation that introduced new and more onerous obligations on landlords of ASTs.  This […]


'Underground, overground, wombling free…'

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“It ain’t quite heaven but it’s the closest I’ve been” (as sung in “Underground” from the West End musical Memphis) would be an accurate description of some of the luxury underground basement extensions seen around London’s wealthiest streets. With prime London land a scarce commodity, and restrictions on building heights, the super-wealthy are now building […]


Trustee beneficial ownership reporting obligations: technical guidance issued

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Trustees of most UK and foreign trusts which are liable to pay UK Income Tax (IT), Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Inheritance Tax (IHT), among others, in any given UK tax year, must now report beneficial ownership details to HMRC in relation to that tax year.  This is part of the UK’s response to the […]


Fladgate advises WideCells Group PLC on placing

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Fladgate has advised WideCells Group PLC, the healthcare services provider to the stem cell industry, on its recent placing to raise gross funds of approximately £750,000.  The proceeds will be used to accelerate the roll out of its three stem cell services divisions, CellPlan (the group’s stem cell insurance product), WideCells (the group’s stem cell storage […]


Fladgate partner Barry Hembling speaks at Chatham House conference

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Fladgate construction partner Barry Hembling spoke at the October 2017 Chatham House conference on the Belt and Road initiative, the world’s largest construction project. The conference examined the evolving framework of the Belt and Road initiative, the political and strategic considerations for its future, what it means for countries in its intended sphere, and the […]


Cinema Holiday Pay

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The question of how to calculate holiday pay has been perplexing employers and their legal advisers since 2014, when a case brought by a British Gas worker upset the status quo. The worker in question, Mr Lock, received results-based commission in addition to his basic salary. However, when he was on holiday, Mr Lock was […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Fladgate advises Chesterfield Resources plc on placing

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Fladgate acted for Chesterfield Resources plc on its placing of 26m ordinary shares at 5p per share raising £1.3m before expenses, and the admission of the entire issued ordinary share capital of the company (including the placing shares) to trading on the Standard Segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and the […]