News: July 2017

‘Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo’

28 July 2017

Chester Zoo fell victim to a type of fraud called ‘invoice hijacking’, where fraudsters intercept correspondence between two parties that have an existing contractual relationship and invoice the target for services that have actually been rendered. Chester Zoo had engaged Laing O’Rourke to carry out construction works for a safari experience valued at approximately £17 […]

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New restaurant at Squire & Partners HQ

25 July 2017

Fladgate has advised on the development of a new restaurant at the Squire & Partners headquarters in Brixton and on the letting of the restaurant to Albion & East. Squire & Partners’ new headquarters is based at The Department Store in Brixton following 16 years in Kings Cross.  The space has been redesigned to enhance […]

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Holiday pay

20 July 2017

It used to be so simple; workers on holiday for a week would receive their basic weekly salary for that period.  No difficult calculations were necessary and there were no (or at least very few…) disputes about unpaid entitlements. However, a number of cases in recent years have changed the landscape drastically.  It has been […]

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Launch of Aspers Online

18 July 2017

Fladgate has advised Aspers UK Holdings Limited on a joint venture with Stride Gaming plc to set up Aspers Online Limited. The online casino will be operated under the Aspers brand and Stride will provide the infrastructure and marketing.  Aspers online business is targeted to launch in Q4 2017. Damian Aspinall, Chairman of the Aspers […]

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Grip tight and hold on: latest trends in the construction of amusement rides

11 July 2017

Quantitative risk assessment techniques are changing the way in which amusement rides are designed, inspected and operated. Modern rides are becoming dependent on computer-based technology with control systems allowing rides to perform increasingly complex functions at very high speeds. Passenger safety can depend on the correct operation of control systems and their failure could compromise […]

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Jamie Barber: Spinning his plates

7 July 2017

Earlier this week, the Evening Standard ran a feature piece on Jamie Barber, the entrepreneur behind a number of leading London restaurant brands. Fladgate’s leisure team, led by Julian Lewis, has been delighted to assist Jamie with a number of these projects including: Haché – advising on the acquisition of the multi award-winning gourmet burger […]

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Waney family to launch contemporary Greek restaurant in Fitrovia

6 July 2017

Later this month, the family responsible for opening restaurants including Roka, Zuma and the Arts Club will open Meraki in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia.  Fladgate is delighted to have been able to assist with the project. “Meraki” is a Greek term referring to the love and soul that someone puts into their work.  Meraki […]

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Important safety checks required following Grenfell Tower fire

4 July 2017

The announcement by prime minister Theresa May on 28 June 2017 that the cladding used at Grenfell Tower did not comply with Building Regulations is a worrying development in this tragic saga.  How defective cladding came to be installed in circumstances where the public rightfully expect construction works to be properly carried out and certified […]

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V&A Museum formally opens its new Exhibition Road Quarter

3 July 2017

On 30 June, the V&A Museum formally opened its new Exhibition Road Quarter.  This c£50m construction project involved creating a stunning new entrance, courtyard and purpose-built gallery for the historic South Kensington site. Fladgate’s construction team, led by Digby Hebbard, acted for the V&A throughout this exciting project.  We initially engaged in connection with procurement and […]

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