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Starting as you mean to go on… applications to assign

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A common way of securing retail or office space is to take an assignment of a lease from an existing tenant. Leases usually contain a requirement for landlord’s consent to such an assignment. A recent case has highlighted the importance of ensuring that if the proposed assignee makes the application, they specifically confirm that they […]

Fladgate advises Highgate Holdings on Shoreditch development site

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Fladgate LLP has advised US based and privately owned hotel group Highgate Holdings on the acquisition of a development site in Shoreditch, London.  Planning permission has been received for the 300,000 square foot mixed-use development, including a hotel and commercial/office use. The team provided ongoing advice including securing planning permission, vacant possession and advising on […]

Across the board rankings for Fladgate in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2015

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Fladgate is delighted that a number of its partners and associates have been ranked in the 2015 Super Lawyers UK List, published by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers Banking Law Paul Howcroft Kim McMurray Charles Proctor Business Affairs Paul Airley Avram Kelman Eddie Powell David Robinson Commercial Litigation Simon Ekins Commercial Property Antonia Brandes Allen Cohen […]

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 […]

Zog Group to continue with development scheme


Land Securities has been forced to discontinue High Court proceedings and pay legal costs, having issued a claim in January 2009 against a company connected with the Zog Group (Zog). Land Securities owns a property neighbouring the 3.6 acre Skylines Estate, Limeharbour, which Zog intends to develop. Fladgate registered light obstruction notices against a number […]

Notice to complete: to serve or not to serve


Delayed transactions are obviously common at the moment. However, the options/strategy available to both parties are not as straightforward as first meets the eye. Although a contract for the sale of land will frequently specify the completion date, failure to complete on that date will not automatically entitle the innocent party to terminate the contract. […]