Acquisition and financing of central London hotel

18 January 2017

Fladgate has advised Audley Grosvenor Limited on a development agreement for lease with Grosvenor.  This was for the acquisition of a £40m long lease interest of premises at 22 Grosvenor Square, 43 North Audley Street and 1 Lees Place, London W1 for the construction of a 32 room boutique hotel, restaurant and private members club […]

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Sale of Original Travel to Voyageurs du Monde

10 January 2017

Fladgate has advised the founder and management shareholders of bespoke travel company Original Travel on the sale of their shares to a newly incorporated SPV backed by Voyageurs du Monde S.A., and on the terms of their ongoing involvement with the business. Original Travel is one of the UK’s fastest growing tailor-made travel companies; it […]

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Victorian working conditions in modern workplaces?

5 January 2017

In August 2016, Sports Direct admitted breaking the law by failing to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) following pressure from the media and a widely publicised and damning report by the Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in the Summer. The CEO resigned, followed by the CFO, and the company group share price […]

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Hiring temporary Christmas staff

16 December 2016

According to reports, online retail giant Amazon planned to hire 20,000 temporary staff at its UK fulfilment and distribution centres to cover the expected 2016 Christmas rush.  Marks and Spencer had 14,000 temporary roles available and Argos was hoping to hire an additional 10,000 workers for the same period.  Whilst it is to be expected […]

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London’s Design Museum opens the doors

5 December 2016

Fladgate LLP is delighted that after a four-year transformation, London’s Design Museum has opened the doors to its new home on Kensington High Street. After an £83m renovation, the now converted Commonwealth Institute will display the museum’s permanent exhibition for free for the first time in its history and is expected to attract 650,000 visitors […]

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Chambers UK 2017 rates Fladgate LLP

4 November 2016

Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2017, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals. Construction: Purchaser Leading individuals: Gillian Birkby, Alan Erwin, Alan Woolston What the team is known for: Well-regarded practice with a purchaser-side focus. Advises on high-value transactional and […]

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Manchester Hotel Conference, 12-13 October 2016

1 November 2016

Last month, Fladgate partners James Fry and Eddie Powell attended the 13th Annual Hotel Conference held at the Hilton Deansgate Hotel in Manchester, to learn more about the latest issues affecting the hotel industry as well as catching up with clients and industry contacts. CBRE gave a fast-paced and informative round up of UK hotel […]

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Legal 500 – across the board rankings

28 October 2016

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]

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Otium acquires first in-town leisure scheme

24 October 2016

Fladgate LLP has advised Otium Real Estate on its first in-town leisure purchase in Milton Keynes, acquiring the Theatre District scheme from UGS MK Limited for £16.75m. The 109,000 sq ft scheme currently comprises 16 units, with a tenant roster that includes TGI Fridays, Bella Italia, Zizzis, Revolution de Cuba and the Slug and Lettuce. […]

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