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Planning new experiences? What you need to know

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How public attractions are used is changing.  There is a growing recognition of the increasing demand for a broader night time culture and entertainment offering, which in turn is leading to cities starting to re-evaluate their night time economies.  Sleepovers already allow guests to experience a night at the museum or the zoo and the […]


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 […]


Event: Planning for Housing

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Despite the seismic events and political upheavals of 2016, the commitment of central government to increase the supply of housing appears undiminished. Mark Harnett, head of planning, Miles […]

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 […]


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 LLP advises MHA London on acquisition of 1.32 acre former school and depot site in central Slough

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Fladgate LLP has advised MHA London on the acquisition of a 1.32 acre former school and depot site in central Slough.  The project is located in close proximity to the new Crossrail station due to open in 2018 and is the latest sign of Slough’s emergence as a major area of regeneration and investment due […]


London’s Design Museum opens the doors to its new home

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Fladgate LLP is delighted that after a four-year transformation, London’s Design Museum has opened the doors to its new home on Kensington High Street.  After an £83m renovation, the now converted Commonwealth Institute will display the museum’s permanent exhibition for free for the first time in its history and is expected to attract 650,000 visitors […]


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 […]


Office to resi update

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The Government has now issued the regulations which make permanent what was the temporary right to convert office buildings to residential use without obtaining an express grant of planning permission.  The new regime comes into effect on 6 April.  The prior approval procedure that must be complied with before works can commence now covers  the […]


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 […]


Converting an office block to residential use: what needs to be done before the permitted development right expires?

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We reported recently that, unexpectedly, the government has not extended the temporary right that it introduced in the spring of 2013 to change the use of a building from office to residential without having to obtain a grant of planning permission. Unless the government has a change of heart, the right will expire on 30 […]