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Car parking: display or pay!

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Summary The owner of a shop claimed rights to park on an adjoining car park on the basis that it had acquired rights to do so over a period of 20 years’ use. As the car park owner had maintained clearly visible private car park signs, these were indicative of its continuing objection to unauthorised […]


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 […]


Refinancing of Blakes Hotel, Kensington

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Fladgate has acted for long standing client Blakes Property Holdings Limited and Blakes Management Limited in relation to the refinancing by HSBC of Blakes London, a boutique hotel in Kensington. The refinance replaced the existing facilities provided by Santander. Blakes London is the creation of famed British designer Anouska Hempel and was one of the first […]


Fladgate LLP advises Viandas de Salamanca on UK roll-out

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Fladgate has acted for the UK arm of Spanish company Viandas de Salamanca on its expansion into the UK market.  Primarily a wine maker, the company also produces its own olive oils, cheeses and cured meats.  It is now embarking on a European roll-out of city centre units which will combine retail shops with delicatessen […]


Rights to light claim – Developer’s “un-neighbourly” conduct results in an injunction

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Overview The Court of Appeal upheld an injunction against a developer sought by a neighbour whose right to light had been infringed by an external staircase which the developer had erected in breach of an undertaking it had given to the neighbour. The Court dismissed the developer’s appeal and held that, in the circumstances, the […]


Fladgate advises Ziser Group on £45m refinancing

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Fladgate has acted for a borrower group of companies who were collectively advised by Ziser Group in connection with a loan facility from Lloyds Bank for £45m. The security involved four different properties in London, each of which was controlled by a different company. The released funds will be used by the group for further […]


Halamar undertakes refinancing of Golden Square property development

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Fladgate LLP has advised Halamar Developments on a complicated refinancing of a property development in Golden Square, Soho, borrowing new funds of more than £50m. The refinancing involved: a corporate reorganisation to insert three levels of holding companies between the property owning company and the ultimate shareholders together with amendment of the existing shareholders agreement […]


Otium acquires its first in-town leisure scheme

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Fladgate LLP has advised Otium Real Estate on its first in-town leisure purchase in Milton Keynes, acquiring the Theatre District scheme from UGS MK Limited for £16.75m. The 109,000 sq ft scheme currently comprises 16 units, with a tenant roster that includes TGI Fridays, Bella Italia, Zizzis, Revolution de Cuba and the Slug and Lettuce. […]


Assignments by tenants to their guarantors are ruled as void

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Relevance A recent High Court decision is commercially relevant and important to those dealing with tenant insolvency and also for all due diligence of investment transactions where an assignment of a lease from the tenant (T) to its guarantor (G) is purported to have taken place. T holds a lease of commercial premises at market […]