Insights: Legal Updates - August 2011

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AIM Higher

David Robinson |

AIM statistics have made rather depressing reading in the last couple of years. A recent FT poll of AIM nominated advisors (nomads) found the majority expected the number of IPOs this year to fall under 40 – and more than 40% of the nomads polled expected the total number of AIM companies to fall to […]

Takedown: no more case by case

Eddie Powell |

A couple of UK court cases have looked at how an intermediary – such as an internet service provider (ISP) or on-line marketplace (e.g. eBay) – can be forced to take sweeping action to stop infringement of intellectual property rights taking place through their services. IP owners have been able to use “takedown” procedures against […]

Tax efficient investments for German investors

Andrew Kaufman, Alex Kaufmann |

This article gives interesting insights into tax structuring opportunities for German investors in the United Kingdom. Fladgate LLP is one of the market leaders in providing English legal advice to German companies, institutions and high net worth individuals on their investments or business interests in the UK. We have a multidisciplinary team which can advise […]

Get your security!


Mr Lawrence wished to carry out excavations on his land at Sandbanks. The excavations did not adjoin a party wall but were within six metres of his boundary. The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 extends to cover certain excavations within three or six metres of a party boundary (depending on depth), and so Mr Lawrence […]

The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme - when landlords can face penalties


The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme was introduced on 6 April 2007. The scheme affords protection to those deposits paid as security for the tenant’s obligations under the terms of an assured shorthold tenancy (AST). The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme was set up to safeguard tenancy deposits, provide for the imposition of sanctions for failure to […]

Droit de suite


The reports last week of the decision of the Paris High Court regarding the droit de suite (aka artist’s resale right) on the sale of certain paintings by Salvador Dali are a reminder of what is coming our way. In less than five months the scheme will be extended to the UK, for deceased artists, […]