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Fladgate advises Odyssey Investment Partners Portfolio Company on ‘bolt on’ acquisition

Graham Spitz, Emily Comber, Alex Haffner, Mike Tremeer, Gemma Grunewald |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Odyssey Investment Partners in relation to a ‘bolt on’ acquisition of Essentra Security on behalf of their portfolio company, Digital ID. Digital ID is a leading ID card company specialising in the sector for over 25 years. The acquisition of Essentra Security, a recognised supplier of ID card printers, further […]


Fladgate acts for Pyser Optics Limited on £3.4m sale to Scientific Digital Imaging Plc

Graham Spitz, Nigel Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, Luke Morris, Mike Tremeer, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Victoria Brownell, Adam Baker, Gemma Grunewald, Hattie Jordan |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Pyser Optics Limited, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, in relation to the sale of their Graticules division to AIM quoted group, Scientific Digital Imaging Plc. Graticules Optics is a designer and manufacturer of precision reticle, aperture, grating and micropattern products on glass, ceramics, film and in metal foils […]


New ACAS guidance on suspension and overtime

Mike Tremeer |

There have been a number of important cases dealing with suspension and overtime in recent years.  In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth the High Court confirmed that suspension should never be a “knee-jerk reaction” and that it might even amount to a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence in some circumstances.  […]


Sexual harassment in the workplace: What English companies need to know

Mike Tremeer, Caroline Philipps, Louise Gibson |

What constitutes sexual harassment? In England and Wales, it is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating the victim’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the victim. The victim also has protection from being treated less favourably because they have rejected or […]


Fladgate advises Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group

Stephen Lewis, Anthony Reeves, Rebecca Tavares, Mike Tremeer, Alex Haffner, Ian Brent |

Fladgate have advised Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group. The initial consideration is £20.6m, with an additional £4.1m payable when lease extensions are agreed on two sites. Fore Fitness is to focus its operations on the easyGym franchise model going forward. The deal was completed within an intense […]


Fladgate advises shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Melissa Needham, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate has advised the shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace. M25 Business Centre, which is located in Waltham Abbey, Essex, totals 55,000 sq ft across four storeys with office space ranging from 90 sq ft to 2,454 sq ft.  The property also includes meeting rooms, break out areas and executive […]


Independent contractors beware; former BBC presenter faces £400k tax bill after losing IR35 case against HMRC

Mike Tremeer |

Christa Ackroyd, the former presenter of BBC’s Look North television programme, faces a tax bill reported to be more than £400,000 after a tax tribunal ruling delivered earlier this year. Ms Ackroyd was engaged to provide her presenting services to the BBC via her personal service company, Christa Ackroyd Media Limited (CAML) between 2001 and […]


Fladgate advises on KE Hotels' acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited

Hamilton Forrest, Amy Collins, James Fry, Gary Smith, Mike Tremeer, Michelle Waknine, Nick Wood, Wing Tang, Adrian Mawlabaux, Miles Crawford |

Fladgate LLP has advised KE Hotels on the acquisition of the Abbey Hotel, Bath through the purchase of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited from The Kaleidoscope Collection. The team also advised on the financing aspects of the transaction which involved a facility for the acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited and one for the refinance of […]


Fladgate advises Aeromet on acquisition of Stone Foundries

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Graham Spitz, Gavin Whitney, Alan Wetterhahn, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Aeromet International Limited, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components, on its bolt-on acquisition of Stone Foundries from Langham Industries. Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will […]


Suspension following disciplinary allegations: neutral act or breach of trust and confidence?

Mike Tremeer |

A number of Employment Tribunal and court decisions over recent years have examined the effect of suspending an employee in order to investigate disciplinary allegations.  The result is that suspension, which might once have been considered a neutral act necessary to allow an unimpeded investigation and/or to prevent a recurrence of acts of misconduct, has now […]


Seasonal cinema work

Mike Tremeer |

Many employers, cinemas included, routinely hire additional staff during holiday periods, for which there are various ways to do this – fixed-term contracts, hiring agency workers and using zero-hour contracts, among them. Mike Tremeer outlines some of the pros and cons. Christmas is accused of arriving earlier and earlier each year, and that is no […]


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 […]