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Fladgate advises London Executive Offices on acquisition of new 10 year lease from Great Portland Estates

Graham Spitz, Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP has advised London Executive Offices Limited on its acquisition of a new 10 year lease from Great Portland Estates in their 30 Broadwick Street development.   The letting was of the last vacant floor in the scheme. Gavin Whitney, real estate lead on the transaction, said: “We are delighted to be involved with helping […]


Event: Employee share incentives in private companies

Hamilton Forrest, John Forde |

Share incentives can offer a cost and tax efficient way to motivate and reward employees. However they are often overlooked by private companies who assume that establishing a share plan would be […]

Fladgate partners achieve success in Chambers Global 2018

Avram Kelman, Neal Todd, Alexander Wildschütz, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate is delighted that the following partners are featured in the latest edition of Chambers Global – The World’s leading Lawyers for Business. Individuals are ranked after extensive research by the Chambers team with opinions sought from clients, peers, referees and competitors. Germany Dispute Resolution (Foreign expert for Germany) Alexander Wildschütz Alexander Wildschütz of Fladgate […]


Attorneys and gifts

Helena Luckhurst |

The Public Guardian’s new ‘Practice Note PN7: giving gifts’ is a must-read for any attorney appointed under an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney, or deputy, faced with the thorny issue of whether they can use the incapable donor’s funds in a transaction which is not for value – such as a payment by way […]


Fladgate advises Angus Energy plc on £4m acquisition

Paul Airley |

Fladgate has advised Angus Energy Plc on its agreement to form a new partnership with Cuadrilla Balcombe Limited and Lucas Bolney Limited. Under the terms of the agreement, Angus will acquire a 25% interest in licence PEDL244 which includes the entire Balcombe field discovery. Angus will pay a total of £4 million, and has subsequently […]


Fladgate advises Rooms & Studios Group on £61m development loan

Gideon Dabby-Joory, Adam Baker, Naomi Clancy |

Fladgate has acted for the Rooms & Studios Group (the Group) in connection with all legal aspects pertaining to a development loan to fund two PRS development schemes: one in Crawley, Sussex and one in Sudbury, West London.  The Group’s development arm has secured two senior debt facilities totalling just under £61m from Investec Structured […]


Restrictive covenants; do they mean I can’t redevelop my property?

Nick Wood |

Introduction Developers often identify land that looks good for development on the face of it, only to discover that there are restrictive covenants preventing the land from being developed or used in the way they would like. This can be incredibly frustrating; especially where the restrictive covenants are historic and the interests they seek to […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Nick Wood |

Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]


Limitation periods and standstill agreements: How can they impact your claims?

Digby Hebbard |

What do contractors need to be aware of when considering limitation periods, and how can it affect the claims they make? Claims arising from construction projects often require consideration of the law of limitation. Limitation periods are statutorily prescribed windows within which claimants must commence claims. These periods do not, however, sit naturally against the nature […]