Fladgate attends Leisure Property Forum’s UK Gaming Sector Update

8 May 2018

Fladgate’s head of real estate Stephen Lewis and head of real estate litigation Thekla Fellas were delighted to attend the Leisure Property Forum’s UK Gaming Sector Update last month, kindly hosted by Gerald Eve. The LPF presented an invaluable update on the UK gaming sector, concentrating on the four main sub-sectors of AGCs, bingo, bookmaking […]

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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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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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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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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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Don’t get caught “softlifting”

3 August 2017

Fines to UK SMEs exceeded £900,000 in 2016 for using unlicensed software It is certainly no secret that software has become an integral part of the success of modern businesses in recent years. Business management software has assisted with running operations more efficiently, cost reduction and replacement of paper processes. Cloud computing software has also […]

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Casino development sold to European operator

1 August 2017

Fladgate’s leisure team has advised Saw Close Casino Limited (SCCL) on the real estate aspects of its sale to Austrian based Century Casinos Europe GmbH, whose parent company, Century Casinos, Inc. is listed on NASDAQ.  This is Century Casinos’ first acquisition in the UK. SCCL had previously agreed a 30 year lease for a £5m, […]

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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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