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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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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Sale of Fulham Wine Rooms

16 February 2018

Fladgate’s leisure team has advised on the sale of the Fulham Wine Rooms (by way of premium lease assignment) on behalf of existing client Investhor Limited to The Little Door Fulham Limited.   The venue will now be closed for refurbishment/ conversion works before opening as a new cocktail bar venue. The team was led by […]

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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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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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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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Sale of Sports Bar & Grill to Stonegate

3 October 2017

Fladgate LLP has advised the principal shareholder of Bar Holdings Limited on its acquisition by Stonegate Pub Company.  Bar Holdings Limited operates five bars trading under the Sports Bar & Grill brand.  The acquisition provides Stonegate with entry into the transport hub market, with four of the five bars situated in major London transport stations. […]

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Tax and the gig economy

29 September 2017

The ‘gig economy’ has been very much in the news in recent months. While much of the political attention has been focused on the employment effects of this phenomenon, the implications for UK tax are wide-ranging and hugely significant. What is the gig economy? The name refers to the general trend of workers using an […]

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