Seasonal cinema work

14 December 2017

Many employers, cinemas included, routinely hire additional staff during holiday periods, for which there are various ways to do this – fixed-term contracts, hiring agency workers and using zero-hour contracts, among them. Mike Tremeer outlines some of the pros and cons. Christmas is accused of arriving earlier and earlier each year, and that is no […]

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Fladgate’s hotels team present at Hotel Finance, Investment & Development conference

8 December 2017

Members of Fladgate’s hotels team presented at the Henry Stewart’s annual ‘Hotel Finance, Investment and Development in the UK and Continental Europe’ conference in London on 30 November 2017. Fladgate Partners Barry Hembling (Construction) and Eddie Powell (Corporate – Commercial, Intellectual Property and Sport) spoke on ‘Key legal issues that MUST be considered when developing […]

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Legal 500 ranks Fladgate’s gaming team

5 December 2017

Fladgate LLP is delighted that its gaming team has been ranked for ‘gaming and betting’ in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. Editorial states: Fladgate LLP has ‘extensive, high-value experience of the property aspects of the casino industry’, and is known for advising owner-managers of betting […]

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Car parking: display or pay!

30 November 2017

The owner of a shop claimed rights to park on an adjoining car park on the basis that it had acquired rights to do so over a period of 20 years’ use. As the car park owner had maintained clearly visible private car park signs, these were indicative of its continuing objection to unauthorised parking […]

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Fladgate achieves top tier ranking for Hotels & Leisure

27 November 2017

Fladgate’s hotels team is delighted to announce that it has received a top tier ranking in this year’s Legal 500. Transactional highlights in 2017 include advising funds managed by Patron Capital (the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments) on the sale of Luxury Family Hotels to its management team and their backers; acting […]

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The rise of competitive socialising

24 November 2017

Going to the pub is no longer enough, it would seem.  Increasingly, people are seeking out bars offering leisure pursuits such as darts, golf, table tennis and even axe throwing!  These venues are one of the hottest trends in the leisure sector with new operators appearing regularly. View the following video for highlights from a […]

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Brexit for business

21 November 2017

The United Kingdom continues to be a member of the EU as well as the Common Market and the Customs Union. This situation will persist at least until the end of March 2019, i.e. the end of the two year negotiation period stipulated by Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon which governs the withdrawal […]

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Implementing the GDPR

16 November 2017

On 25 May 2018 the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. The GDPR will replace the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 in most respects, and be the defining piece of legislation for data protection compliance. The GDPR will increase obligations on businesses dealing with personal data in areas such as: Information to be given […]

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Gender pay gap reporting

14 November 2017

In an effort to tackle ongoing inequality between male and female pay (the full-time gender pay gap was 9.4% in 2016), the Government introduced new regulations in April 2017 requiring larger employers to publish data regarding the salaries and bonuses paid to employees. The regulations apply to any private or voluntary sector employer with 250 […]

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Khanna to develop 145 bedroom hotel in Manchester

10 November 2017

Fladgate LLP has acted for Khanna Enterprises (Manchester) Limited on the acquisition of Invicta House, Atkinson Street, Manchester.  The purchase was conditional on securing planning permission for change of use from an office to a hotel and the subsequent development of a new build, 145 bedroom hotel.  Real estate partner James Fry led the Fladgate […]

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