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Fladgate advises Akkeron Hotels on agreement with Choice Hotels

Richard Reuben |

Fladgate LLP has advised Akkeron Hotels on an agreement with Choice Hotels which will see Choice operate nine of Akkeron’s hotels on a franchise basis. The properties will be split between the Quality and Clarion Collection brands. Akkeron hotels in Bristol, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Peterborough and Kings Lynn will be rebranded under the Quality […]

Across the board rankings for Fladgate in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers


Fladgate is delighted that a number of its partners and associates have been ranked in the first Super Lawyers UK List, published by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers Banking Law Paul Howcroft Kim McMurray Business Affairs Avram Kelman Commercial Litigation Simon Ekins Stephen Hayes Commercial Property Antonia Brandes Allen Cohen Gideon Dabby-Joory Barbara Eilon James Fry […]

Fladgate advises X-Leisure Fund on £112m sale

Stephen Lewis, Ian Smith |

Fladgate LLP were one of the property advisers involved in the £112m sale of a majority share of the X-Leisure Fund to Land Securities. The transaction increases Land Securities’ holding in the X-Leisure Fund to 54%. The X-Leisure Fund is the UK’s largest leisure park portfolio, with a portfolio of 16 entertainment and leisure destinations […]

Fladgate advises Associated British Engineering on a US $500,000 investment

David Robinson |

Fladgate LLP has advised British Polar Engines Limited (BPE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Engineering PLC (ABE) on a US$500,000 investment in a newly formed company, Akoris Trading Limited (Akoris), by way of a subscription for 500 A shares which will represent 50% of the equity and carry 100% of the voting rights. […]

Fladgate advises Lillywhite Developments Limited on acquisition


Fladgate LLP has advised Lillywhite Developments Limited (Lillywhite) on the purchase of a block of former police flats in South East London from the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) and the Crown. Lillywhite purchased the leasehold interest from the MPA and the freehold interest from the Crown under two separate transactions both with significant overage requirements. […]

Fladgate advises Tritax on new fund formation

Ella Leonard |

Fladgate LLP has advised longstanding client Tritax on the formation of a new fund, raising £16m for the forward funded development of a Grade A office building in Aberdeen to be let to GDF Suez E&P UK. The Fladgate team comprised funds partners Ella Leonard and Philip Turner, assisted by corporate solicitor, Michelle Smith. DWF […]

Fladgate advises Cathedral Group on a £78m mixed use scheme


Fladgate LLP has advised Cathedral Group on a £78m mixed use development and regeneration scheme in Canning Town which is to be carried out on land owned by the London Borough of Newham. Our advice included entering into agreements with both the freeholder, London Borough of Newham, and the occupational leasehold owners of the site. […]

Fladgate advises Beaverbrooks the Jewellers on first concession

Stephen Lewis, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Beaverbrooks the Jewellers (Beaverbrooks) on the acquisition of their first concession store in an out of town retail park. Beaverbrooks acquired 1,000 sq ft within a 30,000 sq ft Next superstore within The Fort Retail Park, Birmingham. Established in 1910, today Beaverbrooks employs over 800 people in 64 stores throughout the […]