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Return of the Mountaineer's Knee

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Another look at the Mountaineer’s Knee – Supreme Court revisits SAAMCO in important judgment on the law of damages; clarifies distinction between advice and information negligence cases and the application of SAAMCO to claims against professionals The decision of the Supreme Court in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland handed down on 22 March 2017 is the first […]


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 […]


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 […]


The fallout from the forex fines

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We’ve recently seen yet another round of substantial fines by regulators against banks. This time the £3.6bn of fines against banks are for the foreign exchange (forex) scandal, where the banks stand accused of rigging the forex market. For most the impact of the forex scandal is not immediately obvious. We have set out an […]


Winners announced in Constructing Excellence Awards 2014

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As a sponsor of the 2014 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards, Fladgate is delighted to congratulate the winners. The highly coveted awards were presented at a gala dinner on 3 July. Client of the Year – Winner Ministry of Justice Estate Directorate Integration & Collaborative Working – Winner Bank Station Capacity […]


Swaps mis-selling - What now and what next?

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In 2012, the Financial Services Authority identified failings in the way that some banks sold interest rate hedging products, including interest rate swaps. In response in 2013 the major banks started their own reviews of such sales with these reviews and the banks’ redress determinations expected to be completed by June 2014. To date over […]


Bankruptcy tourism: Court improves creditors' position in forum shopping cases

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On 12 September 2013 the High Court dismissed the petition of a German national who had incurred substantial debts, almost exclusively in Germany, to be declared bankrupt (Re Wilfried Löffler). Alexander Wildschütz and Lisa Serrant of Fladgate’s Banking Litigation team acted for the opposing German bank. For some time debtors from across the EU have […]


Swaps mis-selling – SMEs and the sophistication complication

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This April saw the start of the compensation process by the banks(1) taking part in the review regarding the mis-selling of interest rate swaps and other interest rate hedging products (IRHPs)(2). However, despite this, the news is far from good for some SMEs. This is because there is a significant obstacle on the road to […]


Winners announced in Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2013

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As a sponsor of the 2013 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards, Fladgate is delighted to congratulate the winners. The highly coveted awards were presented at a gala dinner on 20 June, attended by more than 300 leading construction industry professionals. Client of the Year University of Reading Integration & Collaborative Working […]


Fladgate sponsors Constructing Excellence Awards 2013

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Fladgate is delighted to sponsor The Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Awards 2013. These awards are open to the whole construction sector from buildings to infrastructure, all parts of the supply and demand chain, all disciplines, professions and trades. With a closing date of 11 March 2013, submissions are sought from projects, […]


Valuer's duties - Scullion v Bank of Scotland

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The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Scullion v Bank of Scotland [2011] EWCA Civ 693, reversing the first instance decision, has clarified the law relating to duties of care owed by surveyors engaged by a lender to provide a valuation for a buy to let property. Facts Mr Scullion, a plasterer […]