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Stop being a nuisance

Gillian Birkby |

Construction sites can undoubtedly be a nuisance to their neighbours and over the years the right to object to (and receive compensation for) certain types of nuisance has become enshrined in the law. Even if planning permission is granted for construction works which will inevitably be noisy, for instance, that is no excuse if the […]


Fladgate advises Swiss construction company on tenth project success in the UK

Matthew Williams, Eddie Powell, Gillian Birkby, David Baverstock, David Weare |

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

Taj Rehal, Jeremy Whiteson, Amy Collins, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Gillian Birkby, Alan Wetterhahn, Alison Mould, Mike Tremeer, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Richard Reuben, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, James Earl, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Bree Taylor, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, David Weare |

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?

Gillian Birkby |

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

Jeremy Whiteson, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Graham Spitz, Matthew Bennett, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Gillian Birkby, Alison Mould, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Neil Vickers, Richard Reuben, Daniel Polden, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Bree Taylor, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, David Weare |

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

Gillian Birkby |

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

Gillian Birkby, Digby Hebbard, David Weare |

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

Gillian Birkby |

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

Gillian Birkby |

Updates for construction professionals.


Construction newsletter - February 2015

Gillian Birkby |

Updates for construction professionals.


CDM 2015 – Implications for developers

Gillian Birkby |

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

Gillian Birkby, David Weare |

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 […]