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Fladgate advises Papua Mining plc on acquisition of BGM Investments and £2m placing

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Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed Papua Mining plc on its agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of BGM Investments Pty Ltd (a private Australian company with three projects covering gold, copper, silver and zinc exploration targets in Queensland, north eastern Australia) and a conditional placing to raise up to £2m. Papua Mining […]


Male bosses avoid being alone with women at work

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The issue of sexual harassment in the workplace is very much in the news, following recent revelations about the mistreatment of women (in particular) in Hollywood, and now in the world of politics. However, this type of behaviour does not just occur in high-profile industries. Indeed, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has reported […]


Fladgate advises Sirius Petroleum plc on readmission to AIM and fundraising

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Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed Sirius Petroleum plc on its proposed readmission to trading on AIM as an operating company, contemporaneous with a US$9.5m equity placing and entry into a convertible loan facility of US$12m with London Oil & Gas Limited. The combined proceeds of the placing and the convertible loan facility will allow the Company […]


Fladgate celebrates a bumper run closing five AIM deals for clients in the energy and resources sector

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Fladgate’s capital markets team has had an impressive run to the end of 2017 after successfully closing its fifth AIM listed transaction last week. Sirius Petroleum’s proposed re-admission to AIM and US$21.5m fundraising follows deals for Angus Energy, Papua Mining, Tri-Star Resources and Tiger Resource Finance. More details below: Sirius Petroleum plc: readmission to AIM as […]


Cinema Holiday Pay

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The question of how to calculate holiday pay has been perplexing employers and their legal advisers since 2014, when a case brought by a British Gas worker upset the status quo. The worker in question, Mr Lock, received results-based commission in addition to his basic salary. However, when he was on holiday, Mr Lock was […]


Gender pay gap - draft guidance is published

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With gender pay gap reporting obligations almost upon us, the Government Equalities Office and ACAS this week published their draft guidance (Guidance). The Guidance is a step-by-step guide for employers on the types of data they need to publish and how they should calculate gender pay gaps prior to publication. The first snapshot date is […]


What to look out for in employment law in 2017

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Every year sees new developments in employment law, and 2017 will be no different. Caroline Philipps, an associate in the Fladgate employment team, looks at those areas of employment law that are likely to be of greatest interest this year. Equal pay One of the most anticipated developments in employment law in 2017 is the […]


Fladgate advises on sale of Original Travel to Voyageurs du Monde and management rollover

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Fladgate has advised the founder and management shareholders of bespoke travel company Original Travel on the sale of their shares to a newly incorporated SPV backed by Voyageurs du Monde S.A., and on the terms of their ongoing involvement with the business. Original Travel is one of the UK’s fastest growing tailor-made travel companies; it […]


What to look out for in employment law in 2017

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Every year sees new developments in employment law, and 2017 will be no different. Caroline Philipps, an associate in the Fladgate Employment team, looks at those areas of employment law that are likely to be of greatest interest in the New Year. Equal pay One of the most anticipated developments in employment law in 2017 […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of The Harpur Centre

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Fladgate has advised on the acquisition of a shopping centre known as The Harpur Centre in Bedford for Harpur Centre Bedford Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of a Jersey Limited Partnership) from Zurich Assurance Plc.  Tellon Capital LLP was the acting asset manager on the transaction. James Burchell of Tellon Capital commented: “Daniel and his […]


Bringing claims to the Employment Tribunal

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“We recently dismissed an employee, who left saying that he would “see us in court”! How long does he have to bring a claim?” The general rule is that an employee has three months less a day from the date of the relevant act or acts complained of – in this case, a dismissal – […]


Obesity and the Cinema Workplace

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The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics, for example sex, race, religion and disability. Obesity is not one of those specified protected characteristics. However, when considering a case originally brought in a Danish District Court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently held that obesity may amount to a […]