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Construction Industry Scheme taxation: What you need to know


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


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


Updates for construction professionals

Doing the tender ‘two-step’


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


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


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 […]

Fladgate advises on acquisition of Crown International Estates

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Fladgate LLP advised a Hong Kong owned company, LCA Capital, on the purchase of Crown International Estates Limited as the SPV owning a development site adjoining London City Airport. In addition to the work on the corporate acquisition we are advising on the property due diligence and post completion condition in preparation for the development […]

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 […]