Insights: August 2018

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Refining the band of reasonable responses test – an insight into fair dismissals

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In this briefing we look at two recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions relevant to dismissal:  In the first, Quintiles Commercial UK Ltd v Barongo, the EAT considered whether an Employment Tribunal had been correct in deciding that a dismissal for a first offence of misconduct had been automatically unfair where the conduct in question had […]


Fladgate advises on refinancing of £100m multi-use luxury development

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Fladgate LLP has advised the investors on the refinancing of the luxury development at 37-38 Golden Square, London W1. The refinancing involved £54.7m of new funding from Apollo. The property, set in an iconic prime West End location, is a development of luxury apartments standing over two retail units and a flagship restaurant unit. Stephen […]


Nothing beats a good TM LWYR – Nike’s questionable LDNR campaign

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A July 2018 decision of the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) appears to have put paid to Nike’s recent “Nothing beats a Londoner” ad campaign. The case highlights, with hindsight, a perhaps regrettable commercial/legal decision by the sports giant, whilst also demonstrating the usefulness of the IPEC as a means of speedy and effective […]


Fladgate advises Argo Blockchain Plc on Main Market listing and £25m placing

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Fladgate LLP is pleased to have advised Argo Blockchain Plc (Argo), a provider of crypto-mining services, on its admission to the standard segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. Argo raised £25m under a placing concurrent with admission and had a market capitalisation on admission of approximately […]


Liquidation speculation and adjudication

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Most involved in the construction industry will at some point have encountered insolvency. Institutionally tight margins and weighted risk-sharing regrettably have pushed and will continue to push companies, particularly on the contracting side, to the wall.  Insolvency during live construction projects can be particularly problematic because replacement contractors need to be procured to complete the […]