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Event: Investing in the UK: Immigration and Tax considerations for HNWIs

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Following the initial shock of the outcome of the EU referendum in June 2016, confidence about the UK’s future is slowly returning. As this continues, HNWIs from outside the EU are again looking to […]

Is a UK parent liable for the conduct of its foreign subsidiary? (Update)

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In the recent Court of Appeal judgment of Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc[1], the court examined the issue of whether there was an arguable case that Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), as the UK parent company of a Nigerian subsidiary, owed a duty of care to those affected by oil leaks from pipelines and associated […]


Victory for RBS in its long-running defence of Property Alliance Group’s high-stakes LIBOR claim

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An appeal brought by property investment and development business Property Alliance Group Limited (PAG) in its long-running case against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.  PAG was refused permission to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which brings to an end the first civil proceedings involving […]


CBRE wins the Investment Agency Team of The Year award at Property Awards 2018

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Fladgate’s head of real estate Stephen Lewis was invited to present CBRE with the Investment Agency Team of The Year award at last night’s Property Awards 2018. Congratulations CBRE!


When the architect gets carried away

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What do you do when your architect designs something that is way beyond your budget? That was the issue in the recent case of Riva Properties v Foster + Partners. Oliver Tobin reports. A recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has considered the scope of an architect’s duty of care, specifically in […]


Fladgate acts on the sale of award-winning contractor accountancy and umbrella businesses First Freelance and First Umbrella to Optionis

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Optionis, the largest provider of professional services to the flexible workforce, has acquired award-winning contractor accountancy firm First Freelance and its sister umbrella company, First Umbrella. The acquisition will further strengthen Optionis’ position in the contractor accountancy and umbrella market, where it currently has a stable of six brands supporting clients across the UK. First […]


F&B legalities

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Concessions, or F&B, sales remain a critical revenue-source for cinemas, and continue as both a dynamic and evolving marketplace. Indeed, may things yet turn full-circle, with outside concessionaries reoccupying traditional cinema lobby-space? With this prospect ever in mind, Fladgate LLP’s Gavin Whitney offers a reminder of some of the legalities governing the use of foyer-space […]


Two or more clients and the CDM Regulations

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“It doesn’t take a genius to know that any organization thrives when it has two leaders. Go ahead; name a country that doesn’t have two presidents. A boat that sets sail without two captains. Where would Catholicism be without the Popes?” The Office, ‘The Promotion’ Many projects have various parties ‘for whom a project is […]


Fladgate acts on Yü Group’s £12m equity placing

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Fladgate LLP has advised Shore Capital on the equity placing by Yü Group PLC to raise £12 million. Shore Capital acted as nominated adviser and sole bookrunner on the AIM market placing. Yü Group is an independent supplier of gas and electricity to the UK’s corporate sector with a specific focus on servicing SME businesses.  […]


Can cryptocurrencies handle the spotlight?

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On 22 February 2018 the UK Parliament announced it will be launching an inquiry into cryptocurrencies to examine the role of digital currencies in the UK; both the risks and opportunities. The inquiry follows a heightened global focus on digital currencies as their popularity escalates.  In September 2017, China banned the sale of new digital […]


Fladgate sponsors number one UK event for the sports industry

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Now in its fifth year, SportsPro Live has established itself as the number one UK event for the sports industry and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever – with over 70 speakers and 600 attendees expected through the doors at the East London convention centre. This is the second year that […]