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Sale of Sports Bar & Grill to Stonegate

3 October 2017

Fladgate LLP has advised the principal shareholder of Bar Holdings Limited on its acquisition by Stonegate Pub Company.  Bar Holdings Limited operates five bars trading under the Sports Bar & Grill brand.  The acquisition provides Stonegate with entry into the transport hub market, with four of the five bars situated in major London transport stations. […]

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Tax and the gig economy

29 September 2017

The ‘gig economy’ has been very much in the news in recent months. While much of the political attention has been focused on the employment effects of this phenomenon, the implications for UK tax are wide-ranging and hugely significant. What is the gig economy? The name refers to the general trend of workers using an […]

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Refinancing of Blakes Hotel, Kensington

26 September 2017

Fladgate has acted for long standing client Blakes Property Holdings Limited and Blakes Management Limited in relation to the refinancing by HSBC of Blakes London, a boutique hotel in Kensington. The refinance replaced the existing facilities provided by Santander. Blakes London is the creation of famed British designer Anouska Hempel and was one of the […]

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Payment dates – miss them at your peril!

21 September 2017

Two cases have recently received judgments which highlight the importance of ensuring both landlords and tenants in the hotel and leisure industries diarise important dates from legal documents, especially those which involve payments. It seems obvious on the face of it that dates such as rent payment dates in leases will be met. Yet in […]

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Circus Street, Brighton redevelopment project

14 September 2017

Fladgate LLP has advised U+I in respect of a redevelopment project at Circus Street, Brighton.  The £130m mixed use regeneration scheme in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council will provide housing, student accommodation, dance studio for South East Dance, office and retail space.  We advised on the construction aspects of the project, including all […]

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The Competition Appeal Tribunal’s “fast track” procedure

12 September 2017

Given that most high-profile competition law actions tend to involve the decisions of large-scale regulators following heavily-protracted investigations (such as the recent seven-year EU commission investigation into Google’s online shopping offering), small businesses and consumers could be forgiven for thinking that redress in competition law is not a realistic proposition. It was, however, with this […]

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Event: The Rise of Competitive Socialising

7 September 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. On Thursday, 28 September, Fladgate is hosting an […]

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The Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester

5 September 2017

A number of partners within Fladgate’s hotel team are once again attending The Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester on 11 and 12 October.  This year’s theme is ‘Embracing Change, Seizing Opportunities’. Partners James Fry (real estate), Eddie Powell (ICT) and Jenny Sargeant (real estate finance) will join hoteliers, owners, operators and managers as well as […]

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Renowned photography museum to open in London

29 August 2017

Fladgate has advised the renowned photography museum, Fotografiska, on its pre-let and fit-out of the lower ground floors and a new office pavilion at The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street E1, from Derwent London. Fotograviska, which runs the photography museum in Stockholm (pictured), plans to use the space for The London Museum of […]

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Employment laws & Brexit

24 August 2017

There has been much speculation regarding which employment laws will be scrapped when Brexit finally takes place.  The truth is that it is much too early to give any clear guidance on this. However, it seems to us that many UK employment protections – such as legislation that prevents discrimination, rules regarding maternity and paternity […]

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