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Arriba Arriba! Lease renewal proceedings at (relatively) breakneck speed!

Leanne Meredith |

If you are a landlord or a tenant under a lease protected by the 1954 Ac, as the end of the contractual term of your lease approaches it is not unusual for you to find yourself at risk of being involved in lease renewal proceedings. This type of proceedings can be issued by a landlord […]


FCA publishes welcome guidance on UK cannabis listings – but further clarity is required

Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, David Robinson, Neil Vickers, David Lee |

On 18 September 2020 the UK Financial Conduct Authority published guidance on the listing of cannabis-based businesses on UK stock exchanges after a lengthy internal review. This move will be welcomed as indicating that the London capital markets are “open for business”, particularly for companies operating in the medical cannabis space. In this article we […]


Fladgate advises Yoo Capital on its purchase of controlling interest in Shepherds Bush Market, West London

Marc Sosnow, Luke Morris, Gavin Whitney, Richard Reuben, Eddie Powell, Yulia Leyko, Cem Usten, Fiona Smith, Ian Smith, Eleanor Green, Alex Taylor, Myckala Jones, Alexandra Cooke, Ben Milloy, Ingrid Hesselbo, Hamilton Forrest |

Fladgate has advised Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P on its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Shepherds Bush Market from U+I Group. The new joint venture will bring about regeneration to Shepherds Bush Market and the adjoining land for mixed-use development. To read more click here


Court ruling on FCA’s COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case

Alexander Wildschütz, Bree Taylor, David Weare, Christian Charles, Ottilia Csoti, Nadia Osborne, Michaela Patterson, Tim Reinhard |

The High Court has delivered its first test case judgment providing some certainty on the scope of insurance cover for businesses being hit by Covid 19.  Subject to any revision on appeal, this judgment is the authority to define the meaning of “occurrence” of a contagious disease such as the Covid 19 virus. The court […]


Consumer rights during a pandemic: how do UK events companies navigate the evolving COVID-19 restrictions?

Alexandra Cooke |

In my previous article on this topic, I looked at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) guidance on consumer rights where private events, such as weddings, were cancelled due to the original lockdown laws (introduced in late March 2020). However, since the lockdown rules were relaxed in July 2020, certain private events booked before late […]


Contractual consent: when is it reasonable to attach conditions when giving consent?

Tim Wright |

Contractual consent: when is it reasonable to attach conditions when giving consent? Contracts often require a party to seek consent from the other party before it can do something. For example, a party to a contract may not be permitted to assign the benefit of a contract, appoint a subcontractor, or move to a new […]


Are your outsourced Facilities Management arrangements Brexit-ready?

Tim Wright |

Are your outsourced Facilities Management arrangements Brexit-ready? The UK left the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community on 1 February 2020. However, the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the UK and the EU is intended to provide for an orderly departure by the UK and includes a transition period during which EU law continues […]


Town and Country Planning (Use Classes)(Amendment)(England) Regulations 2020 – changes to the planning use class system

Miles Crawford |

Introduction The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes)(Amendment)(England) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations), which are due to come into force on 1st September 2020, represent a complete overhaul of the current Use Classes Order (UCO) and constitute one of the most significant changes to the planning system in thirty years, with huge implications and opportunities for operators […]


Contractual consent: when is it reasonable to attach conditions when giving consent?

Tim Wright |

Contractual consent: when is it reasonable to attach conditions when giving consent? Contracts often require a party to seek consent from the other party before it can do something. For example, a party to a contract may not be permitted to assign the benefit of a contract, appoint a subcontractor, or move to a new […]


HR woes - how a broken HR System can cause serious damage to your bottom line

Tim Wright |

The importance to enterprises of having accurate and up-to-date HR Systems was brought to the fore by a recent Sunday Times article. Sabah Meddings, who writes the Databank ‘Inside the City’ column, reported that Capita, the FTSE 250 outsourcer, had reported a non-cash charge of £42.6m in its August 2020 interim results. A significant component […]


Kids, COVID and Quarantine – QUELLE HORREUR!

Teresa Cullen, Ronnie Mortimer |

Just when you thought that the rules for returning travellers to the UK were about to ease, it was announced at 11pm last night that France, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Aruba and the Turks and Caicos Islands will be removed from the ‘Travel Corridor’ from 4am on 15 August 2020. Anyone travelling from these countries […]


Tackling Hawkeye – Bournemouth’s uphill battle

Alan Wetterhahn, Thomas Edwards |

The Premier League season came to a conclusion with  dramatic final day in July. A point for Aston Villa (AVFC) in their final game saw them survive the drop to the Championship, whilst AFC Bournemouth (AFCB) were condemned, falling into the relegation zone by just a single point. Reports have recently surfaced that AFCB are […]