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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, […]


2016 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 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]


Dancing on the point of a pin?

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Is there a difference between a “lifetime of 20 years” and a “design life of 20 years”?  The Technology & Construction Court said “no” (sort of) but the Court of Appeal said “yes”.  Does the difference matter?  Over £19 million of damages was hanging on this question, so yes, it was rather important. The case […]


2015 Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 23 rankings with a further 48 individual partner recommendations. Commercial contracts – Recommended Fladgate LLP advises on a broad variety of contracts, such as the franchising […]


Dealing with risk

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Identifying a pattern of accidents is a useful first step in managing the risk which has led to the accidents. In a domestic setting, the London Fire Brigade has identified that one in four people who die in a fire have alcohol in their system, and that three quarters of alcohol related fires are caused […]


Winners announced in Constructing Excellence Awards 2015

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As a sponsor of the 2015 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards, Fladgate LLP is delighted to congratulate the winners. The highly coveted awards were presented at a gala dinner on 2 July, attended by more than 500 leading construction industry professionals. Client of the Year Winner: Heathrow Airport Limited Outstanding Customer […]


CDM Regulations: On a role

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into force last month, but misunderstandings remain over principal designers and CDM co-ordinators. So, 6 April 2015 has come and gone, CDM 2015 is now in force and we must all work out exactly how to comply with it. There seem to be various misunderstandings around, particularly […]


Construction Newsletter - May 2015

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Updates for construction professionals.


Construction newsletter - February 2015

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Updates for construction professionals.


CDM 2015 – Implications for developers

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The CDM regulations govern the management of health and safety during both the design and construction phases of a project. Currently the CDM coordinator assists the developer in its role as client under the regulations, to carry out its health and safety duties. On replacing CDM 2007 with CDM 2015, the CDM coordinator functions will […]


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 2015. The Constructing Excellence […]


Newsflash re Fines

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Corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences can result in unlimited fines or even a prison sentence. The courts try to apply a consistent approach to sentencing across England and Wales, and there is a Sentencing Council which publishes guidelines on the appropriate level of fine/prison sentence, depending on a range of factors, such as […]