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Kering wins Luxury Law Award for Sustainability

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Fladgate’s luxury law team, sponsors of the Sustainability Award at the Luxury Law Awards 2017, congratulates Kering on winning the award.  The Luxury Law Awards are designed to recognise the skills that it takes to guide a luxury business or brand to profitable success and the legal teams who stand behind the best luxury business […]


Royal Assent received for the Digital Economy Act 2017

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New legislation introduced to extend digital connectivity, regulate direct marketing and protect consumers from unexpected phone bills and ticket bots. The Digital Economy Act 2017 (Act) has officially made its way into UK law.  The Act addresses some of the many issues arising in conjunction with the surge in use of technology, digital media and […]


Fladgate advises Opera Investments plc on acquisition, placing and admission to AIM

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Fladgate advised Opera Investments plc (now renamed Katoro Gold plc) on the acquisition of Kibo Gold Limited from AIM listed Kibo Mining plc for a total consideration of £3.66m, and the admission of the enlarged group to AIM.  The acquisition constituted a reverse takeover for Opera and provides Opera with ownership of the Imweru and Lubando gold […]


The changing landscape of real estate taxation

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Many occupiers pay their rent to offshore landlords. For decades it has made good tax planning sense for landlords – and other owners of UK real estate – to be based offshore. Holding a land interest from outside the UK has historically allowed appreciation in the value of property to escape UK tax. And whilst […]


Spotting potential deal killers

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We are all used to problems cropping up during the course of a property deal, so the ability to mitigate these as much as possible in advance can be crucial. An increasingly regular issue seems to be that of insurance broker letters. Engaging a broker at the earliest opportunity in a deal is key. We […]


Rights of way – What limitations can landowners impose?

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Landowners whose property is subject to rights of way, either for the benefit of owners of adjoining land or for their own occupational tenants, will often want to manage the land over which the rights are exercised.  In particular, there may be good reasons to install security measures, such as gates or bollards, to ensure […]


Protecting personal representatives: interim estate distributions

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How should a personal representative (PR) deal with a request from a beneficiary for an interim distribution before the estate is finalised?  Estates can take many months to conclude but a beneficiary may be in need of some of their inheritance sooner.  Can an executor help out without putting him or herself on the line? […]


Overpayments, recovery and settlement: Graham Leslie v Farrar Construction

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A recent case demonstrates the importance of having a written agreement in place, no matter how tempting it may be to solely rely on oral terms. Graham Leslie v Farrar Construction Ltd is a Court of Appeal decision regarding the recovery of overpayments made to a contractor. Mr Leslie and the contractor, Farrar Construction, entered […]


Fladgate advises Hydrogen Group on its £3.3m acquisition of the Argyll Scott Group

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Fladgate has acted for AIM listed recruiter Hydrogen Group PLC on its acquisition of the Argyll Scott Group for £3.3m in Hydrogen shares, representing 27.4% of the enlarged share capital. The objective of the acquisition is to create a multi-brand recruitment group, able to deliver a service across multiple functions, industries and countries. The acquisition […]


Event: New Data Protection rules – are you ready?

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In May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 will be effectively scrapped and replaced with tougher Europe-wide rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The Government has confirmed that […]

Fladgate advises on the sale of the Magal Group to Arlington Industries

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Fladgate has advised on the sale of the Magal Group, an industry leading automotive component and system supplier, to Arlington Industries, a Cartesian Capital Group backed supplier to the automotive and aerospace sectors. Magal is recognised as a tier one global strategic supplier, attaining preferred supplier status with Ford, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan […]


Liberty Media looks to embrace digital to revitalise Formula One

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Is Formula One about to turn a corner? Following the acquisition of Formula One by Liberty Media, Mark Buckley and Thomas Maw of Fladgate LLP assess the potential for Formula One to reinvent itself under new leadership, the opportunities presented by digital media platforms and new sponsorship models in order to engage with new audiences […]