Case Update: Using a franchisor’s name without a franchise agreement

13 December 2018

The recent case of Ghias v (1) Grill’O Xpress Ltd (2) Malik considered the compensation payable where a franchise brand is used after the termination of the franchise agreement without the permission of the brand owner.

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Five rules for smart expansion

18 October 2018

Real estate partner Gavin Whitney was invited by BigHospitality to discuss how restaurateurs can plan for sustainable expansion, and considers the legal issues to be aware of.

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Partnering with celebrity chefs: How to get it right first time

19 September 2018

Hotels have long recognised the value that on-site restaurants can bring to their offering.  They are increasingly joining forces with celebrity chefs to forge partnerships aiming to run restaurants of distinction and culinary sophistication. Such ventures work best when they are framed as a genuine partnership, designed to ensure that the joint brand is worth […]

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Fladgate advises Abbey Hotels (Bath) Limited on signature Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffmann restaurant

2 July 2018

Fladgate advised Abbey Hotels (Bath) on the negotiation and signing of a contract with Black and White Limited on behalf of the world renowned chefs Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffmann. Under the deal, the two chefs will put their name to a signature restaurant at the Abbey Hotel Bath, due to open in September 2018. […]

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When the architect gets carried away

18 April 2018

What do you do when your architect designs something that is way beyond your budget? That was the issue in the recent case of Riva Properties v Foster + Partners. Oliver Tobin reports. A recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has considered the scope of an architect’s duty of care, specifically in […]

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The line between truth and lies

26 March 2018

A recent case has highlighted the importance of updating a buyer or tenant with information received in between issuing replies to enquiries and entering into contracts. The case In First Tower Trustees Ltd and another v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd [2017] EWHC B6 (Ch), the High Court considered a misrepresentation claim brought by a commercial […]

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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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Annual Hotel Finance, Investment and Development briefing

30 October 2017

Fladgate is delighted to have two partners, Barry Hembling, construction partner, and Eddie Powell, commercial and IT partner, speaking at the annual Hotel Finance, Investment and Development briefing in London on Thursday 30 November. Their session ‘Key Legal Issues that MUST be Considered when Developing and Operating New Hotels’ will focus on legal and contractual issues. […]

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