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Rescue of insolvent retail business in the new environment: Property issues

Fiona Smith |

Struggling to make retail units profitable, many retailers are seeking to reduce costs by negotiating reduced rents or shifting to turnover based rents. Management of smaller groups may be able to renegotiate leases individually with landlords. But how can retailers proceed if they can’t reach agreement with all landlords, or have a large lease portfolio […]


Fladgate advises Hardwicke Chambers on the letting of their new office at One Gray’s Inn

Richard Reuben, Fiona Smith, Ian Smith, John Forde, Neal Todd, Avram Kelman, Mary Liu |

Fladgate has advised Hardwicke Chambers on the letting of the newly redeveloped One Gray’s Inn, WC1.  The deal involved the letting of the entire 21,000sq ft office element by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn to Hardwicke Chambers. The newly redeveloped Grade A office space which reached practical completion in June 2020 comprised new façades […]


Fladgate advises Yoo Capital on its purchase of controlling interest in Shepherds Bush Market, West London

Marc Sosnow, Gavin Whitney, Richard Reuben, Hamilton Forrest, Luke Morris, Eddie Powell, Yulia Leyko, Cem Usten, Fiona Smith, Ian Smith, Alex Taylor, Myckala Jones, Ben Milloy, Ingrid Hesselbo, Eleanor Green |

Fladgate has advised Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P on its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Shepherds Bush Market from U+I Group. The new joint venture will bring about regeneration to Shepherds Bush Market and the adjoining land for mixed-use development. To read more click here


The Code for Leasing Business Premises, 1st Edition, February 2020 (the Lease Code)

Fiona Smith |

In the current climate in which many occupiers may be looking to renegotiate the terms of their existing leases, the provisions of the new Lease Code may be helpful in highlighting key points to consider when approaching discussions with landlords. Background The new Lease Code was published by the RICS in February 2020.  It does […]