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Pro bono project: Merlin’s Magic Wand

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Fladgate’s construction team provides pro bono advice to Merlin’s Magic Wand, a worldwide children’s charity. The charity arranges days out at attractions of Merlin Entertainments plc, such as LEGOLAND Resorts®, SEA LIFE Centres and Madame Tussauds.  MMW also creates special facilities designed to ensure that children with severe illnesses, physical disabilities or other disadvantages have […]


Fladgate achieves success for Castex Technologies

Mark Buckley |

Fladgate LLP acted for the successful defendant, Castex Technologies Limited, in proceedings brought against it by Citicorp International Limited. In a judgment given on 24 February 2016, Mr Justice Burton decided that a Mandatory Conversion Notice given by Castex pursuant to US$70m 2.5% Convertible Bonds complied with all contractual conditions and resolved a preliminary issue […]


Probate fee increases: a death tax by any other name?

Helena Luckhurst |

Probate fees do not, on the whole, cause much consternation.   After someone dies, an application to the Probate Registry is often needed to obtain a grant – proof acceptable to English financial institutions that they can safely pay over the deceased’s assets to the personal representatives (PRs) named on the grant.  This exercise, one of […]


Vijay Mallya acquires Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket team

Graham Spitz, Alan Wetterhahn |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have acted for Indian businessman Dr Vijay Mallya in connection with his acquisition of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Barbados Tridents. The Barbados Tridents are one of the most prominent teams involved in the three-year-old CPL, the Caribbean’s premier T20 championship. The team won the 2014 CPL title to qualify […]


Top 10 ranking in AIM table for Fladgate

David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley |

Fladgate is delighted to have achieved a Top 10 ranking in the January edition of the ARL AIM Advisers Rankings Guide. Editorial commentary states: “Perhaps the most noteworthy move through the quarter was attributable to Fladgate.  The law firm moved up 10 places into a share of eighth… after it appointed two partners and an […]


Fladgate instructed on new hotel and accommodation projects by Merlin Entertainments

Ian Smith |

Fladgate LLP’s (Fladgate) construction team has been instructed on a number of new hotel and accommodation projects by Merlin Entertainments (Merlin), the world’s second largest leisure group. Live projects include the construction of a new LEGO® themed hotel in Japan.  The hotel is to be built adjacent to the new LEGOLAND® Japan which is currently […]


Fladgate advises on merger of Colnaghi with Coll & Cortes

Gavin Whitney, Alex Kaufmann |

Fladgate has advised P&D Colnaghi Ltd on the sale of the assets pertaining to its fine art gallery business to Coll & Cortes Limited. Coll & Cortes Limited will continue to run the business under the Colnaghi brand, which is the oldest commercial art gallery in the world having been established in 1760. The principal […]