F&B legalities

4 April 2018

Concessions, or F&B, sales remain a critical revenue-source for cinemas, and continue as both a dynamic and evolving marketplace. Indeed, may things yet turn full-circle, with outside concessionaries reoccupying traditional cinema lobby-space? With this prospect ever in mind, Fladgate LLP’s Gavin Whitney offers a reminder of some of the legalities governing the use of foyer-space […]

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Fladgate sponsors the Leisure Property Forum’s Leisure Review

23 January 2018

We are delighted that Fladgate will be sponsoring the Leisure Review 2017 for the Leisure Property Forum on 24 January 2018. We will be hearing from four of the leisure sector’s most active property agents covering the big box leisure sector, A3/A4 restaurant/bar, the pub sector and the investment/development sector. The speakers will be giving an overview of […]

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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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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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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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Cinema Holiday Pay

17 October 2017

The question of how to calculate holiday pay has been perplexing employers and their legal advisers since 2014, when a case brought by a British Gas worker upset the status quo. The worker in question, Mr Lock, received results-based commission in addition to his basic salary. However, when he was on holiday, Mr Lock was […]

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Top ranking for hotels & leisure team in Legal 500 2017

12 October 2017

Fladgate’s hotels and leisure team is delighted to have received a top tier ranking in this year’s Legal 500, published yesterday. Editorial commentary states: “Fladgate LLP’s ‘strong team with strength from partners to associates’ is ‘very experienced in the leisure sector’, where key players include the ‘very commercial and deal orientated’ Stephen Lewis, and Mark […]

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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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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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