Insights: January 2018

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Carillion creditors: urgent steps to protect your position

Bree Taylor, Jeremy Whiteson |

On 15 January 2018 Carillion PLC and a number of its subsidiary companies (Carillion) went into liquidation, with the High Court appointing the Official Receiver as liquidator and six partners of PWC as special managers. Those clients who have contracts with Carillion or who are owed money may find the following guidance useful: Check carefully […]


TV format protection - more details needed

Eddie Powell |

Introduction From Bullseye to Mastermind and from The Chase to Eggheads, it is undeniable that the public love a TV game show.  Who (in the UK) doesn’t remember Judith Keppel sensationally becoming the first winner of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?  A total of 14.9 million UK viewers (that is about a quarter of […]


Male bosses avoid being alone with women at work

Caroline Philipps |

The issue of sexual harassment in the workplace is very much in the news, following recent revelations about the mistreatment of women (in particular) in Hollywood, and now in the world of politics. However, this type of behaviour does not just occur in high-profile industries. Indeed, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has reported […]


Fladgate advises AIM listed Tri-Star Resources Plc on its £4.4 million open offer to shareholders

David Robinson, Orit Rioumine Gold |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed Tri-Star Resources Plc on its open offer to shareholders to raise up to approximately £4.4 million through the issue of new ordinary shares. The company has subsequently announced the results of the Open Offer, which closed for acceptances on 10 January and was oversubscribed. The purpose of the open […]


Brexit and family law – the painful divorce?

Teresa Cullen |

Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, commentators have regularly compared our departure from Europe to a couple divorcing. It is self-evident that some of the issues that will need to be addressed are similar; finances have to be sorted out, assets and liabilities must be divided, the “family” future must […]


Fladgate advises SP Angel on placing for Sula Iron & Gold

Neil Vickers |

AIM listed Sula Iron & Gold plc is acquiring a controlling stake in a cobalt licence in Democratic Republic of Congo. The deal which is subject to shareholder approval will make Sula Iron and Gold the first AIM-listed company to develop cobalt interests in the region. The company has conditionally raised £1.75m (before expenses), through […]


Fladgate announces boost to corporate and German team with partner appointment

Grant Gordon, Charles Wander, Jan Hoppe, Kelly Whiter |

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Hoppe who joined the firm on 1 January. Previously a partner at Gordon Dadds, his appointment simultaneously boosts two key areas for the firm:  the already burgeoning corporate department and the firm’s well-established German desk. A corporate and commercial lawyer, Jan joins our corporate department of […]


Fladgate announces appointment of Chairman

Richard Reuben |

Fladgate is delighted to announce that Richard Reuben has been elected Chairman with effect from 1 April 2018. Richard, who is currently head of real estate, succeeds Charles Wander, who has held the position since April 2011. Stephen Lewis becomes Richard’s replacement as head of property. Commenting on his appointment, Richard Reuben said: “Charles has […]


1 April 2018: an important day for more than just April Fools

Leanne Meredith |

April Fool’s Day 2018 will not just see the arrival of exceptionally crazy headlines in the tabloid press, but also the introduction of new rules governing the provision of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).  EPCs are already a feature of the residential market, and will from 1 April 2018 also begin having a substantial impact upon […]


Newsflash: 20% increase in planning application fees from 17 January

Mark Harnett |

Long expected regulations to increase the fees for planning applications were made by the Government just before the Christmas break. The regulations increase the fees by approximately 20% for applications submitted from 17 January, so if you are about to submit an application it would sensible to do so by 16 January if possible. The regulations also introduce […]


Fintech regulation: Looking ahead to 2018

Charles Proctor |

2017 was an exciting year for fintech but 2018 promises to be even more eventful.  This briefing considers some of the regulatory developments that took place in 2017 and what these are likely to mean for fintech regulation in 2018. Please see link below for full briefing. Fintech regulation: Looking ahead to 2018  


New panel win for Fladgate’s Sports Business Group

James Earl, Alex Haffner |

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has invited Fladgate LLP to join its new legal panel following a competitive tender process. The legal panel will be comprised of four law firms which, together with in-house Legal Counsel Rod McKenzie, will service all of the SPFL’s diverse legal requirements. Alex Haffner, who will act as the […]