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Fladgate advises Ocado on the sale of Marie Claire Beauty Limited

Grant Gordon, Amy Collins, Michael McCartney, Tim Wright, Hamilton Forrest, Diana Mennie, Laura Priestley |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Ocado on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Marie Claire Beauty Limited (trading as Fabled) to Next Group. Fabled by Marie Claire launched in August 2016 and currently offers over 250 premium beauty brands via www.fabled.com and its beauty store in central London. Next acquired Marie Claire Beauty […]


IR35 taxing changes to off-payroll rules - Michael McCartney in Building

Michael McCartney |

Employment Partner, Michael McCartney, recently contributed an article in Building on IR35 and the taxing changes to off-payroll rules being a major challenge for building firms. Michael discusses what impact the changes to off-payroll rules has on contractors, “firms will need to work with contractors to gather evidence of genuine self-employment…” To view the full […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Taj Rehal, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Matthew Bennett, Eddie Powell, Gary Smith, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Alison Mould, Mike Tremeer, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Richard Reuben, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Jenny Sargeant, James Earl, Seetal Modi, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Ian Brent, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, Bree Taylor, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, David Weare |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Legitimate business protection or unenforceable restraint of trade – the problem with post-termination restrictions

Michael McCartney |

Michael McCartney comments on a recent Court of Appeal decision in Egon Zehnder v Tillman highlighting the challenge employers face when enforcing clauses designed to prevent competition from employees after they leave. The Court of Appeal held that a non-compete restriction which purported to prevent Ms Tillman from having an “interest” in a competing business […]


The legal challenge to the gig economy

Michael McCartney |

Michael McCartney, a partner at Fladgate LLP, discusses the implications of claims brought against companies like Uber and Deliveroo Hermes is the latest to face a legal challenge to its business model following claims that its couriers should be classed as ‘workers’ rather than ‘self-employed’ persons. This claim (which is backed by the GMB) follows […]


Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon: High Court awards £2 in a blow to business protection

Michael McCartney |

Michael McCartney, a partner in Fladgate’s employment team, comments on a recent case that has significant repercussions for employers. In the recent case of Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon and Bridgeman the High Court considered the appropriate level of award to make to an investment management business which claimed that two of its senior […]


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 […]


The holiday headaches continue for UK employers

Michael McCartney |

How should employers treat overtime and commission payments when calculating a worker’s holiday pay? The recent decision of the EAT in the case of British Gas v Lock provides a steer (albeit not a complete answer) to a question which has been circling employers and their legal advisers ever since the Court of Justice of […]


Fladgate announces appointment of employment partner

Charles Wander, Michael McCartney |

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of employment partner Michael McCartney, who joins from Fasken Martineau LLP where he was head of the employment practice group. Michael has extensive experience of advising on the employment aspects of multi-jurisdictional cross-border transactions and restructurings. He has a large international dimension to his practice, working closely with […]