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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 […]

Fladgate partners included in recently published Citywealth Leaders List 2016

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Fladgate is delighted that the following partners and consultants have been included in the recently published Citywealth Leaders List 2016, a guide to advisers within the private wealth management sector. Matthew Bennett Honours List Teresa Cullen Family & Matrimonial – Prominent Figure Simon Ekins Contentious Trusts – Prominent Figure Paul Howcroft Art Advisory Richard Kaufman […]

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 […]

Recent court decision on tiered dispute resolution clauses


Is an agreement to engage in “friendly discussions” before commencing arbitration enforceable? Tiered dispute resolution clauses Tiered dispute resolution clauses, also known as ‘escalation’ clauses, require the parties to undertake one or more forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), typically negotiation and/or mediation, before commencing formal litigation or arbitration proceedings. The idea behind this is […]

New ICC Rules of Mediation


On 1 January 2014 the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published new Rules of Mediation (Rules) accompanied by the supplementary Mediation Guidance Notes. The Rules are a revision of the ICC’s Amicable Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules which had been in force since 1 July 2001. The publication of the new Rules is part of the […]

Fladgate acts for JustEnough in defeating interim application

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In a widely reported judgement, Fladgate acted on behalf of JustEnough Software Corporation, the defendant and counterclaimant in a Commercial Court action brought by Supergroup Plc, the owners of the Superdry clothing brand, in successfully defeating an interim application. Having brought proceedings in 2013, Supergroup discontinued its claim against our clients in May 2014, and […]

Rights of a Commercial Agent on Termination of his Agency under English Law


This article deals with the rights of a commercial agent on termination of his or her agency under English law and considers the following issues: the definition of a commercial agent under English law; and the four rights of an agent on termination. These rights are: entitlement to unpaid commission; entitlement to minimum notice; entitlement […]

Supreme Court confirms jurisdiction to grant anti-suit injunction where no arbitral proceedings contemplated


Many commercial agreements provide for the resolution of disputes by arbitration as opposed to through national courts. This is often for reasons of confidentiality, enforceability of the final award or tribunal neutrality. But what if your contract counterparty, in breach of an agreement to arbitrate disputes in London, either threatens to, or does, issue court […]

Hell hath no fury like a business partner spurned


The success of private companies depends on there being a functioning relationship between the key stakeholders, in particular the shareholders and directors. In this article we consider the measures that can be taken at the outset of a business relationship to minimise the likelihood of disagreements and also the avenues available to obtain redress where […]

Boxing clever: Controlling the dispute resolution process


‘You will observe the Rules of Battle, of course?’ the White Knight remarked, putting on his helmet too. ‘I always do’, said the Red Knight, and they began banging away at each other with such fury that Alice got behind a tree to be out of the way of the blows. Disputes in business are […]

London as a seat for international arbitration?


Arbitration is the most popular alternative to litigation. This is because arbitration awards are binding and enforceable. Other forms of alternative dispute mechanism include negotiation, mediation, conciliation and adjudication. It is possible to tailor these mechanisms to suit an individual contract. Advantages of arbitration Arbitration is known to have the following advantages over litigation: Speediness: […]