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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UK rollout for Viandas de Salamanca

17 August 2017

Fladgate has acted for the UK arm of Spanish company Viandas de Salamanca on its expansion into the UK market. Primarily a wine maker, the company also produces its own olive oils, cheeses and cured meats.  It is now embarking on a European roll-out of city centre units which will combine retail shops with delicatessen […]

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Inheritance Tax planning for business owners is often overlooked

15 August 2017

When it comes to selling up or transferring on a business to the next generation, entrepreneurs and family business owners are usually encouraged to take measures to reduce the level of Capital Gains Tax payable on the disposal of the business.  Far fewer entrepreneurs are advised to consider their Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning, though, and […]

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New protection for pubs

8 August 2017

Since the Localism Act 2011, public houses have been the most popular use of a building/land to be protected as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). A list of ACVs is kept by each local authority. If land is added to the list it remains on it for five years. During that time the owner […]

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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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New restaurant at Squire & Partners HQ

25 July 2017

Fladgate has advised on the development of a new restaurant at the Squire & Partners headquarters in Brixton and on the letting of the restaurant to Albion & East. Squire & Partners’ new headquarters is based at The Department Store in Brixton following 16 years in Kings Cross.  The space has been redesigned to enhance […]

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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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