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A strict interpretation

Sophia Purkis, Leigh Callaway |

Bou Simon v BGC Brokers LP: a salient reminder of the strict approach the court will take when deciding whether to imply a term into a contract. Hindsight is a wonderful thing – but irrelevant for interpreting contracts, say Sophia Purkis & Leigh Callaway The express written provisions of a contract are not, or at […]


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, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, David Weare, Bree Taylor |

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 […]


Disclosure of confidential information

Sophia Purkis |

The recent case of Glenn demonstrates that while privilege and confidentiality may overlap, they are separate concepts. Confidentiality of documents, information, and witness evidence may be the source of significant dispute between litigating parties. Disclosure of confidential information was recently considered in Glenn and another v Watson and others [2016] EWHC 3259 (and associated claims). […]


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, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, David Weare, Bree Taylor |

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 […]


How to respond to online banking fraud

Sophia Purkis |

Online banking fraud is becoming more sophisticated, causing large losses to individuals and companies. Unsurprisingly, the number of cases against banks involving online fraud is increasing. In March, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, head of London’s Metropolitan Police, suggested banks should not fully refund victims of fraud who have not protected themselves. Whilst not universally well received, […]


Across the board rankings for Fladgate in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2015

Stephen Lewis, Julian Lewis, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Charles Wander, Richard Kaufman, Mythily Katsaris, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Mark Saunders, Barbara Eilon, Alex Kaufmann, Charles Proctor, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Daniel Polden, Kim McMurray, Ella Leonard, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Sophia Purkis, Simon Ekins, David Weare |

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

Jeremy Whiteson, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Graham Spitz, Matthew Bennett, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Gillian Birkby, Alison Mould, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Neil Vickers, Richard Reuben, Daniel Polden, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, David Weare, Bree Taylor |

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 big freeze: English courts are meeting fraud claims head on

Sophia Purkis |

The English Courts have never shied away from addressing fraud claims head-on. The courts have responded to the trend claimants to seek increasingly wide forms of freezing orders by taking a flexible approach to compel disclosure (thus assist the preservation of assets) while simultaneously seeking to protect the respondent’s position appropriately. To reflect corporate ownership […]


Subject to contract

Sophia Purkis |

A simple phrase is crucial to avoid being unintentionally bound by an agreement in settlement negotiations, explains Sophia Purkis. Settlement negotiations may often be challenging and conducted under pressure. In Bieber v Teathers (in liquidation) [2014] EWHC 4205, the court issued a stark reminder to make sure that offers are made expressly ‘subject to contract’ […]


Are NOMADs at risk?

Sophia Purkis |

Fraud is estimated to cost the UK economy more than £50 billion and cybercrime nearly £30 billion annually. Fraud, bribery and corruption can be internal, committed by an employee or senior manager, or external, committed by suppliers and customers (though external frauds often require insider assistance). Types of fraud include: asset misappropriation (theft of cash, […]


What NOT to do to comply with increasing regulation

Sophia Purkis |

Regulation can, if handled correctly, enable a business to enhance a culture of ownership with its employees, foster goodwill with its suppliers and customers, and be seen in the wider market as being professional and entrepreneurial. Don’t let compliance stifle the culture of your business – but don’t ignore the risks either! Businesses face a […]


Fraud: Playing detective

Sophia Purkis |

The construction industry faces daily risk of fraud and corruption – particularly within its extended supply chain. So what do you do if you think you might have fallen victim to it? Recent reports, including last year’s from the Chartered Institute of Building, have highlighted the risk to the construction industry of fraud and corruption. […]