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Brexit – recent developments and the implications for some aspects of construction law

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The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (informally known as the “Great Repeal Bill”) passed its second reading on 11 September. The Committee stage is scheduled for 14-15 November, although it is still possible that political pressures will derail that timetable. What impact will the bill, if it completes its passage, have on construction law? It must […]


Fladgate advises U+I on Circus Street, Brighton redevelopment project

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Fladgate LLP has advised U+I in respect of a redevelopment project at Circus Street, Brighton.  The £130m mixed use regeneration scheme in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council will provide housing, student accommodation, dance studio for South East Dance, office and retail space.  We advised on the construction aspects of the project, including all […]


Streamlining the process: Exemptions to payment and adjudication legislation

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Process plant contracts have historically been exempt to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 – but the justification for this looks increasingly flimsy as time has gone on. The construction industry is used by now to the payment and adjudication regime introduced by the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. However, there […]


Fladgate advises on sale of Kingston Heights Hotel for £13.5m

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Fladgate LLP advised on the sale of Kingston Heights Hotel, the final part of NHP Leisure Development’s mixed use riverside development in Kingston upon Thames, for £13.5m. There was a simultaneous sale of the management company which runs the innovative Open Loop Heat Pump System which provides heating to the development from the River Thames. Real […]


Fladgate acts on £60m purchase and redevelopment of 6 Castle Lane SW1

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Fladgate LLP acted on the £60m purchase and redevelopment of 6 Castle Lane SW1, a redundant college, from Land Securities. The college, near to Buckingham Palace, will be redeveloped as 28 apartments and three town houses by a Jersey Company owned by a Lebanese Fund. This is part funded by a substantial loan from a Middle […]


Across the board rankings for Fladgate in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2015

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Fladgate is delighted that a number of its partners and associates have been ranked in the 2015 Super Lawyers UK List, published by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers Banking Law Paul Howcroft Kim McMurray Charles Proctor Business Affairs Paul Airley Avram Kelman Eddie Powell David Robinson Commercial Litigation Simon Ekins Commercial Property Antonia Brandes Allen Cohen […]


Winners announced in Constructing Excellence Awards 2015

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As a sponsor of the 2015 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards, Fladgate LLP is delighted to congratulate the winners. The highly coveted awards were presented at a gala dinner on 2 July, attended by more than 500 leading construction industry professionals. Client of the Year Winner: Heathrow Airport Limited Outstanding Customer […]


Fladgate continues its sponsorship of Constructing Excellence Awards

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Fladgate’s construction team is committed to improved industry performance and innovation. It embraces the ideals of Constructing Excellence which enhance the reputation and performance of our world class construction industry. Accordingly, we are proud to announce our continued sponsorship of the Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Annual Awards 2015. The Constructing Excellence […]


Fladgate advises Weltec on contract for Devon CHP plant

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Fladgate LLP has advised Weltec Biopower GmbH on the completion of the contract for the construction of a 500kW anaerobic digester and CHP plant at Buddleford Estate in Devon. Weltec is a pioneering manufacturer of biogas plants and a leading constructor of biogas plants around the world. Fladgate construction partner Alan Erwin advised Weltec.


Fladgate advises Cathedral Group on acquisition by Development Securities

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Fladgate LLP has advised residential developer Cathedral Group on its acquisition by Development Securities. The acquisition adds nine mixed-use development opportunities equating to more than 5m sq ft to Development Securities’ existing portfolio, including The Old Vinyl Factory and Morden Wharf, which are existing joint venture projects between the two companies. Two of Cathedral’s senior […]


Winners announced in Constructing Excellence Awards 2014

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As a sponsor of the 2014 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards, Fladgate is delighted to congratulate the winners. The highly coveted awards were presented at a gala dinner on 3 July. Client of the Year – Winner Ministry of Justice Estate Directorate Integration & Collaborative Working – Winner Bank Station Capacity […]


Mission impossible?

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A court order for specific performance is a particularly effective means of securing performance of contractual obligations, because it comes with the threat of possible imprisonment if it is not complied with. However, it will only be granted where the court considers it to be appropriate in the circumstances. It is often suggested that the […]