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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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Yo! Sushi opens pop up outlet at Boxpark Croydon

29 June 2017

Fladgate’s leisure team has acted for long-standing client, Yo! Sushi, on their new pop up outlet at Boxpark Croydon.  This is their first restaurant without a traditional Japanese conveyor belt and features a new look menu inspired by Japanese pubs. Yo! Sushi executive chef Mike Lewis, who travels to Japan every six months to pick […]

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When are exhibitors responsible for the unexpected actions of their employees? 

27 June 2017

For many years, businesses have grappled with the issue of being held responsible for their employees’ actions. Often, responsibility can be assumed – an employee placed at the box office selling tickets is accepted to be acting as ‘the face’ of the business. Accordingly, the employer is expected to be accountable for the actions of […]

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Geneva to Nice charity cycle ride

23 June 2017

Starting on 26 June, Fladgate’s head of construction, Alan Woolston, is participating in the next leg of the biennial Hilton organised charity cycle, riding for four and a half days from Geneva to Nice with a team of 25 people from across the hotel industry. He informs us that the 550km trip will only involve […]

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