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Event: Building knowledge: three essential updates

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The last six months have seen a tremendous period of change for construction.  We are currently undergoing the largest review of health and safety legislation in the UK since 1945.  At the same […]

2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Construction Industry Scheme taxation: What you need to know

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Managing CIS obligations is essential for contractors – but the devil is in the detail. The Construction Industry Scheme regime was introduced under the Finance Act 2004 to regulate tax on payments between contractors and subcontractors for construction work. It requires subcontractors to be registered with HMRC to receive payments gross (ie without deduction of […]


Fladgate advises CIMC on construction of two Hampton by Hilton hotels opening within 24 hours

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have advised one of the world’s leading modular building providers, CIMC Modular Building Systems (CIMC), on its first full development projects in the UK, the recently opened 201 room Hampton by Hilton hotel at Bristol airport.  The project completed just one day after the opening of the 155 room Hampton […]


A track record in public attractions

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Fladgate has a well-established practice and a long history of advising on projects in the public attractions and themed entertainment sectors, including tourist attractions, theme parks, cultural institutions, theatres, museums, art galleries, zoos and gardens. We represented the Great Exhibition of 1851, and in 1862 we were instructed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, to help set up […]


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 2017. The Constructing Excellence […]


Fladgate advises Swiss construction company on tenth project success in the UK

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Zurich based client Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) on an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth in excess of £100m, to deliver an energy from waste (EfW) facility on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A new EfW plant is to be built at the site of the Millerhill Zero Waste Parc, […]


2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]


Construction newsletter – May 2016

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Updates for construction professionals


Doing the tender ‘two-step’

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Two-stage tendering is often identified as a tool which can be used to drive procurement efficiency.  Used appropriately and correctly, it offers clients the opportunity to get value for money whilst improving ‘buildability’ by engaging contractors at an early stage in the process. Despite the virtues of two-stage tendering being often cited, for many years […]


Two better than one: Why developers should embrace two-stage tendering

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Two-stage tendering is often cited as a tool for procurement efficiency.  We are told that it offers clients the opportunity to get value for money whilst improving ‘buildability’ by engaging contractors at an early stage in the process.  Yet, for many years it still seems to have been regarded with suspicion amongst developers or, at […]


One Belt, One Road – addressing legal challenges to harness global opportunity in the rail sector

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The “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative – or the “new Silk Road” as it is often referred to – is China’s grand vision for the creation of co-ordinated trade routes on both land and sea.  Spanning 65 countries, when completed it would give industry freight access to over 60% of the world’s population and […]