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Supermarkets and ships: solicitors in shock!

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Well, not quite shock. Two cases from November 2016, from different divisions of the High Court, have stood out as providing specific advice, or more accurately warnings, to contract drafters, be they solicitors or not. The cases concern very different industries, but each contain an important message to contract drafters and clients: in all elements […]


Hodson Developments secures planning and funding for Chilmington Green Development

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Fladgate client Hodson Developments has secured planning and funding to commence a new garden city project near Ashford, Kent, known as the Chilmington Green Development. Chilmington Green will bring a vibrant, mixed use, new community to the town of Ashford in Kent. It will provide around 5,750 new homes as well as its own high […]


Fladgate acts for overseas trust on £7.5m purchase in West Hampstead

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Fladgate LLP acted for an overseas trust on the forward purchase of a £7.5m retail investment scheme in West Hampstead. This comprised the acquisition of the entire commercial investment within part of a Ballymore mixed use development known as West Hampstead Square. The Fladgate team was led by Gideon Dabby-Joory (real estate partner) and Jenny […]


Fladgate advises Luxx London on Notting Hill purchase

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Fladgate LLP has advised Luxx London (The London Heritage Fund) on the purchase of a building lease of part of 66–74 Notting Hill Gate from Stranton Properties Ltd. In addition to advising on the acquisition, construction aspects, planning aspects and issues in relation to rights of light, the Fladgate team advised on financing aspects, together […]


Leeds super casino opens for business at Victoria Gate, Leeds

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have advised on the multimillion-pound Victoria Gate Casino that opened in Leeds on 26 January. The 1,400-capacity venue, operated by Global Gaming Ventures, is one of the largest casinos in the UK and forms part of a new retail and leisure scheme being undertaken by Hammerson. The 50,000 square foot […]


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 […]


Fladgate advises on the disposal of the last brownfield site in St Pancras

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Fladgate LLP has advised an offshore private family trust on the disposal of a brownfield site for development in St Pancras for £35 million. The site is the last undeveloped site in St Pancras and was sold to the Market Tech group.  The transaction involved the closure and relocation of the logistics giant DPD’s distribution […]


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, […]


Offshore construction contracts: Not worth the paper they're written on?

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New arguments over contract terms in offshore construction mean contractors can get caught out if they don’t jump through all of the required hoops. When times get tough in construction, parties often pay closer attention to the terms of the contract. However, this frequently happens too late for one party who has already breached some […]


Brighton’s British Airways i360 takes to the skies

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Fladgate LLP is delighted that Brighton’s British Airways i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower, has opened for business. The 168m tower conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye, allows visitors to enjoy breath-taking views of Brighton, the South Downs and the Sussex coastline. Fladgate advised on the construction […]


Fladgate advises Aldgate Tower Investments on sale to joint venture for £346m

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Fladgate advised the owner of Aldgate Tower Investments (ATI), on the sale of 100% of the shares in ATI to a joint venture between China Life and Brookfield Property Partners for £346,000,000. ATI is the owner of Aldgate Tower, a 317,000 sq ft office building in Aldgate which was completed in November 2014 and is […]


Fladgate advises Global Gaming Ventures on its new casino in Leeds

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Fladgate has advised Global Gaming Ventures (Group) Limited (GGV) in relation to the real estate aspects of the financing of its new casino in Leeds. The Gambling Act 2005 provided bidders with the opportunity to establish 8 new large and 8 new small casino licences.  GGV won two of these new large casino premises licences […]