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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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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AHC conference – key themes

24 October 2017

The Fladgate team was delighted to be back again at the AHC conference in Manchester earlier in the month. We were even more delighted to learn, mid conference, that we had been moved up to top tier rankings for hotels work by The Legal 500. It added to a vibrant conference, key themes and topics […]

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Patron Capital sells Luxury Family Hotels

20 October 2017

Fladgate LLP has advised funds managed by Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments, on the sale of Luxury Family Hotels to its management team and their backers. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, includes five of its hotels – Woolley Grange, The Ickworth (pictured), New Park Manor, Moonfleet Manor and […]

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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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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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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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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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