Insights: Mike Tremeer

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Vicarious liability

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When are exhibitors responsible for the unexpected actions of their employees? Mike Tremeer, Senior Associate at Fladgate LLP, sheds some light on the matter by examining a recent case. For many years, businesses have grappled with the issue of being held responsible for their employees’ actions. Often, responsibility can be assumed – an employee placed […]


Fladgate advises on the sale of the Magal Group to Arlington Industries

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Fladgate has advised on the sale of the Magal Group, an industry leading automotive component and system supplier, to Arlington Industries, a Cartesian Capital Group backed supplier to the automotive and aerospace sectors. Magal is recognised as a tier one global strategic supplier, attaining preferred supplier status with Ford, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan […]


Fladgate advises Zouk Capital on investment in InstaVolt Limited

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Fladgate has advised Zouk Capital in relation to its £12 million investment into InstaVolt Limited. Instavolt provides the best in class EV (electric vehicle) rapid charging infrastructure to help support the world’s need for the electrification of transport with the highest level of customer service and innovation. The Fladgate team was led by corporate partner […]


Hiring temporary Christmas staff

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According to reports, online retail giant Amazon planned to hire 20,000 temporary staff at its UK fulfilment and distribution centres to cover the expected 2016 Christmas rush.  Marks and Spencer had 14,000 temporary roles available and Argos was hoping to hire an additional 10,000 workers for the same period.  Whilst it is to be expected […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of The Harpur Centre

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Fladgate has advised on the acquisition of a shopping centre known as The Harpur Centre in Bedford for Harpur Centre Bedford Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of a Jersey Limited Partnership) from Zurich Assurance Plc.  Tellon Capital LLP was the acting asset manager on the transaction. James Burchell of Tellon Capital commented: “Daniel and his […]


Bunzl Plc acquires Tri-Star Packaging Limited

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Fladgate LLP has acted for the shareholders of Tri-Star Packaging Limited in relation to its sale to Bunzl Plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group. Tri-Star Packaging, which is based near London and has three other branches in England and Scotland, is principally engaged in the distribution of food packaging and foodservice products as well […]


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 […]


"Some other substantial reason" and the ACAS Code of Practice

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Can employees claim an uplift of up to 25 percent in the circumstances of a dismissal for “some other substantial reason”, such as an irretrievable breakdown in the relationship between employee and employer?  Not according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision in Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman and another.  Although the employee’s dismissal was found […]


Our cinemas and the living wage

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In April a new minimum rate of pay called the ‘National Living Wage’ was introduced for workers aged 25 and over. As you would expect, this includes qualifying employees that work for cinema operators. Mike Tremeer, a senior associate in the employment team at Fladgate LLP, provides a summary of the existing national minimum wage, […]


Workers aged 25 and over now entitled to receive the National Living Wage

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On 1 April 2016 the Conservative Government introduced a new minimum rate of pay that applies to all UK workers aged 25 and over.  Called the National Living Wage (NLW), it requires that eligible employees are paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour.  That is an increase of 50 pence per hour on the National […]


Court of Appeal supports High Court decision to interfere with employer’s wide discretion over commission payments

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How should employers exercise their discretion over discretionary commission or bonus payments? In the recent case of Hills v Niksun Inc., the Court of Appeal explained that even where contractual documents state that an employer retains absolute discretion over the amount of any commission paid, this is subject to the terms of any additional documents […]


Fladgate advises on Step2wo’s acquisition of One Small Step

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Fladgate has acted for Step2wo in relation to its acquisition of the children’s shoe retail business One Small Step from Start-Rite. Small Step has eight stores and four concessions across the UK and Ireland. In addition to selling its own footwear in its concessions, Step2wo also stocks brands ranging from Gucci and Armani Junior to […]