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Industry 4.0 – from procurement challenge to opportunity


For decades, modern methods of construction, including off-site, have been seen as the future of the industry. Yet, perhaps because of the stigma of low quality construction from the 1940s and 1950s when the focus was on quantity rather than quality, that vision was never really embraced. Now there are signs that industry is making […]

Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

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Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]

Carillion creditors: urgent steps to protect your position

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On 15 January 2018 Carillion PLC and a number of its subsidiary companies (Carillion) went into liquidation, with the High Court appointing the Official Receiver as liquidator and six partners of PWC as special managers. Those clients who have contracts with Carillion or who are owed money may find the following guidance useful: Check carefully […]

Fladgate advises Turner on major office pre-let at 160 Old Street, London EC1

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Fladgate LLP has advised Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Turner), the UK based operation of Turner Broadcasting, the global entertainment, sports and news subsidiary of Time Warner, on the pre-let of 98,100 sq ft in a new development at 160 Old Street, EC1, which it will occupy from 2019.  The building is owned by The Great […]

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 […]

Winds of change: Fitness for purpose in the interpretation of JCT contracts


A recent case relating to offshore windfarms might not have caught the imagination of parties involved in other sectors, but contractors and developers should take note as the implications resonate more widely. Much has been said already about the recent Supreme Court case of MT Højgaard v E.ON. A critical issue, relevant for present purposes […]

Event: Building knowledge: three essential updates


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


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 […]