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Fladgate LLP
16 GREAT QUEEN STREET
LONDON
WC2B 5DG
London

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m Tier 1

Fladgate LLP works with clients ranging from start-ups to listed companies, advising on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestment strategies, both domestically and internationally. Practice head Grant Gordon is focused on M&A within the technology, leisure, sport, gaming and resources sectors, with matters frequently involving a cross-border element. The firm has made two recent hires, strengthening its international capabilities with Sandra Bates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and transactional restructuring and insolvency partner Daniel Martin from Ropes & Gray LLP.

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 2

Fladgate LLP’s practice ‘provides depth across real estate’, delivering ‘excellent attention to detail and customer care’. On the corporate occupier front, it represents major office occupiers, co-working providers, professional businesses, barristers chambers and restaurateurs on the full range of landlord and tenant work. Elsewhere in the development space, urban regeneration along with office, industrial, mixed-use and residential projects are among the areas of expertise. The group is also active in the investment arena, priding itself on its knowledge of tax considerations and routinely acting on sales and acquisitions, lettings, joint ventures, finance and receiverships. Sector expertise encompasses the retail, hotel and leisure sectors, where the team caters to a client base of casinos, cinemas, gyms, hotels, museums, resorts, restaurants and theatres on a range of matters. Stephen Lewis heads the practice, which was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Simon Kanter, Alan Karsberg and James Norton from CMS. Kanter advises on reconstructions including debt acquisition and work-out schemes, while Norton directs particular focus towards acquisitions, disposals and investment management.

Commercial property: hotels and leisure Tier 2

Fladgate LLP’s practice ‘provides depth across real estate’, delivering ‘excellent attention to detail and customer care’. On the corporate occupier front, it represents major office occupiers, co-working providers, professional businesses, barristers chambers and restaurateurs on the full range of landlord and tenant work. Elsewhere in the development space, urban regeneration along with office, industrial, mixed-use and residential projects are among the areas of expertise. The group is also active in the investment arena, priding itself on its knowledge of tax considerations and routinely acting on sales and acquisitions, lettings, joint ventures, finance and receiverships. Sector expertise encompasses the retail, hotel and leisure sectors, where the team caters to a client base of casinos, cinemas, gyms, hotels, museums, resorts, restaurants and theatres on a range of matters. Stephen Lewis heads the practice, which was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Simon Kanter, Alan Karsberg and James Norton from CMS. Kanter advises on reconstructions including debt acquisition and work-out schemes, while Norton directs particular focus towards acquisitions, disposals and investment management.

Commercial property: retail Tier 2

Fladgate LLP’s practice ‘provides depth across real estate’, delivering ‘excellent attention to detail and customer care’. On the corporate occupier front, it represents major office occupiers, co-working providers, professional businesses, barristers chambers and restaurateurs on the full range of landlord and tenant work. Elsewhere in the development space, urban regeneration along with office, industrial, mixed-use and residential projects are among the areas of expertise. The group is also active in the investment arena, priding itself on its knowledge of tax considerations and routinely acting on sales and acquisitions, lettings, joint ventures, finance and receiverships. Sector expertise encompasses the retail, hotel and leisure sectors, where the team caters to a client base of casinos, cinemas, gyms, hotels, museums, resorts, restaurants and theatres on a range of matters. Stephen Lewis heads the practice, which was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Simon Kanter, Alan Karsberg and James Norton from CMS. Kanter advises on reconstructions including debt acquisition and work-out schemes, while Norton directs particular focus towards acquisitions, disposals and investment management.

Commercial property: investment Tier 3

Fladgate LLP’s practice ‘provides depth across real estate’, delivering ‘excellent attention to detail and customer care’. On the corporate occupier front, it represents major office occupiers, co-working providers, professional businesses, barristers chambers and restaurateurs on the full range of landlord and tenant work. Elsewhere in the development space, urban regeneration along with office, industrial, mixed-use and residential projects are among the areas of expertise. The group is also active in the investment arena, priding itself on its knowledge of tax considerations and routinely acting on sales and acquisitions, lettings, joint ventures, finance and receiverships. Sector expertise encompasses the retail, hotel and leisure sectors, where the team caters to a client base of casinos, cinemas, gyms, hotels, museums, resorts, restaurants and theatres on a range of matters. Stephen Lewis heads the practice, which was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Simon Kanter, Alan Karsberg and James Norton from CMS. Kanter advises on reconstructions including debt acquisition and work-out schemes, while Norton directs particular focus towards acquisitions, disposals and investment management.

Gaming and betting Tier 3

Fladgate LLP assists with corporate structuring in the gambling industry as well as with licensing matters. The firm is also experienced in advising on tax matters, gambling disputes, and software development and provision. The practice is led by Grant Gordon, who has expertise in advising on the regulatory issues arising in due diligence processes, and the appropriate warranties to ensure gambling law compliance within corporate transactions. 

Islamic finance Tier 3

Fladgate LLP's funds, finance and regulatory practice group has experience of shari'ah-compliant real estate finance transactions and also handles taxation and restructuring mandates involving Islamic financing structures. The team sees the bulk of its activity in the UK property market, where it has advised conventional and Islamic lending banks on the development of shari'ah-compliant financing products. The group also has experience of advising Islamic investment offices on property acquisitions. Ella Leonard is a name to note.

Property litigation Tier 3

Covering a broad field of property litigation, Fladgate LLP regularly handles contentious commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters and disputes arising from property transactions as well as enfranchisement and development work. The 'bright and commercially mindedTim Foley now heads the 'strong' team following former team head and telecoms specialist Thekla Fellas' move to Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in March 2019.

Residential property Tier 3

Acting for major developers, property investment funds, banks and high-net-worth individuals, Fladgate LLP's practice handles sales and acquisitions, financing matters, secured loans and a broad ambit of other property work. Helen Curtis-Goulding, who recently joined the firm as head of residential property after 10 years at Mishcon de Reya LLP, stands out for her work with developers and offshore investment companies, managing time-pressured residential property deals

Commercial property: development Tier 4

Fladgate LLP’s practice ‘provides depth across real estate’, delivering ‘excellent attention to detail and customer care’. On the corporate occupier front, it represents major office occupiers, co-working providers, professional businesses, barristers chambers and restaurateurs on the full range of landlord and tenant work. Elsewhere in the development space, urban regeneration along with office, industrial, mixed-use and residential projects are among the areas of expertise. The group is also active in the investment arena, priding itself on its knowledge of tax considerations and routinely acting on sales and acquisitions, lettings, joint ventures, finance and receiverships. Sector expertise encompasses the retail, hotel and leisure sectors, where the team caters to a client base of casinos, cinemas, gyms, hotels, museums, resorts, restaurants and theatres on a range of matters. Stephen Lewis heads the practice, which was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Simon Kanter, Alan Karsberg and James Norton from CMS. Kanter advises on reconstructions including debt acquisition and work-out schemes, while Norton directs particular focus towards acquisitions, disposals and investment management.

Construction: contentious Tier 4

Fladgate LLP's growing contentious team has of late been handling a range of disputes for property developers, institutions and contractors across sectors including renewable energy, hotels and leisure, while also advising on PPP/PFI matters. The team, which was boosted in late 2018 by the arrival of Squire Patton Boggs London construction head Olivia Bateman, is headed up by Alan Woolston, who has been leading the firm's work as sole UK legal counsel to Chinese modular building provider CIMC Developments. David Weare, who has particular experience in the Middle East, is also recommended, and has been advising the main contractor on the fit-out of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.

Contruction: non-contentious Tier 4

Fladgate LLP's non-contentious practice advises a mix of clients in the hotels and leisure, renewable energy and museums and exhibitions sectors. The team is led by Alan Woolston, who works alongside a team of partners including Digby Hebbard, who has a broad practice acting for specialist contractors, suppliers and employers. He recently advised the Science Museum Group in relation to the design and construction of the museum's new offsite storage facility. The team was bolstered in late 2018 by the hire of well-regarded former Squire Patton Boggs London construction head Olivia Bateman, who has particular experience in the retail and leisure sectors.

Equity capital markets – small-mid cap Tier 4

Fladgate LLP advises on the full suite of ECM and public company matters including standalone AIM placings, public company M&A, and main market listings. The practice group is noted for its cross-border experience and its work for dual-listed companies, for which it handles transactional and regulatory mandates. In particular, the team has developed expertise in advising Canadian and Israeli companies, which falls in line with the firm's industry focuses on technology, fintech, life sciences and natural resources. Moreover, the firm has invested heavily in its ECM capabilities, having most recently brought on Sandra Bates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Key figures in the practice group include David Robinson and Nigel Gordon, both of whom have experience advising technology and growth companies, and Paul Airley, who specialises in the energy and natural resources sectors.

Fraud: civil Tier 4

Fladgate LLP offers broad expertise on fraud matters, with the 'innovative and nimble' practice joining forces with lawyers from the wider firm's regulatory, trusts, employment, insolvency and banking teams to provide a co-ordinated service. Clients include high-net-worth individuals, family run companies, and publicly listed and international companies. The 'dynamic' and 'exceptionally bright' Sophia Purkis heads the team; she is particularly experienced in multi-party actions and multi-jurisdictional civil fraud claims that involve criminal proceedings. David Breslin, Ben Drew and John Ford have all recently joined the firm as partners, from Gowling WLG, Osborne Clarke LLP and Pinsent Masons LLP respectively.

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP) Tier 4

Fladgate LLP’s team contains lawyers with commercial, corporate and construction backgrounds. As a result, it is able to assist its clients, which include investors, consortium-members, contractors and public sector bodies, on a variety of infrastructure matters, such as refinancing and renewables work, as well as procurement and PFI/PPP projects. The practice is led by Andrew Bessemer Clark, who has experience in mergers and acquisitions. Sam Tye also specialises in M&A work as well as advising on joint ventures and corporate finance matters in the infrastructure field. David Weare  meanwhile has a strong skillset in disputes and construction matters. Alan Woolston left to become a legal counsel at Engie in August 2019.

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 4

Fladgate LLP handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters for media and entertainment sector clients, which include advertising agencies, interactive entertainment distributors, newspapers, book and magazine publishers, and e-publishers as well as sports, music, technology, gaming, internet, gambling and e-commerce companies. The team's expertise includes commercial and corporate work; it advised Gfinity on its acquisition of the entire share capital of RealSM, a sports media company which operates a fan-oriented digital sports media platform under the brand name RealSport. The team's experience also covers online content delivery, data protection, IP, privacy, competition and regulatory work.

Oil and gas Tier 4

The energy and natural resources team at Fladgate LLP covers a wide range of legal disciplines, including commercial contracts, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, construction and engineering contracts, and projects. The group has particular experience in Africa and Eastern Europe. The firm has continued to expand its capabilities with the recent addition of Sandra Bates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to the partnership and TransGlobe Energy to its client roster. Practice co-heads Paul Airley and Nigel Gordon are capital market specialists.

Sport Tier 4

Fladgate LLP's sports team is particularly invested in football, F1 racing and boxing, and acts for a variety of clients in these areas including sportspeople, clubs, governing bodies, stakeholders, agencies and investors. On the commercial side, work includes media rights, image rights, ticketing terms, service agreements, promotional arrangements and digital broadcasting deals. On the financing side, 'industry leading expert' James Earl frequently advises clients on the assignment of various payments to football clubs and players, including central funds, transfer fees, broadcasting and multimedia revenues. Associate Muhammed Bhaimohmed, who handles commercial and corporate matters, brings valuable insight to the practice gained through his recent secondment to Manchester City FC and UK Sport's legal teams.

Aviation Tier 5

Fladgate LLP specialises in contentious aviation work; the team acts for aircraft owners in disputes against aircraft lessees, it advises aircraft leasing companies in procurement disputes with government bodies and advises airline service companies in disputes against airlines. Advising on the enforcement of leases against non-paying airlines is a key focus.

Commercial contracts Tier 5

With experience drafting and advising on a range of commercial agreements, Fladgate LLP’s practice covers business-to-business contracts as well as the consumer-facing terms and conditions of supply and purchase contracts. The firm also provides general advisory services to clients on commercial issues. Eddie Powell leads the team and specialises in intellectual property, technology and commercial law. His department was strengthened by the arrival of Tim Wright from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in 2019, who has particular expertise in commercial, outsourcing and technology transactions across various sectors, including banking, insurance, healthcare and technology.

Commercial litigation Tier 5

Fladgate LLP 'covers a wide range of complex areas of commercial law with skill and efficiency'. The department is known for litigating against larger firms in complex, high-value disputes, which are often internationally focused. Practice head  Bree Taylor is well known for high-value company and shareholder disputes; Steven Mash is a third party funding expert; Alexander Wildschütz has particular expertise in cross-border matters; and John Ford, who specialises in complex trust, civil fraud and high-profile art disputes, recently joined from Pinsent Masons LLP. Tom Bolam is an experienced senior associate.

Family Tier 5

Teresa Cullen heads the team at Fladgate LLP and is experienced at dealing with both children and family matters. Cullen is skilled at advising on international and cross-border divorces and high-value financial claims. She also advises on various issues that affect children such as leave to remove applications. She is a collaborative practitioner and a mediator. Associate Anna Wakeling is another key member of the team.

Mining and minerals Tier 5

Fladgate LLP's full-service offering has built up a particularly strong presence in the emerging markets of Africa and Eastern Europe, and the firm's recent recruitment of Sandra Bates - who specialises in complex, cross-border transactions - from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has bolstered its capabilities on mandates involving Canadian capital markets and Canadian public and private companies. The group recently advised TransGlobe Energy Corporation on its introduction to AIM, becoming the first AIM company listed on three separate major stock markets.

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 5

Fladgate LLP gives complex tax and wealth structuring advice to domestic and international families, entrepreneurs and fiduciaries. Much of its work is for non-domiciled clients who are resident both in the UK and abroad, and their asset holding structures. The private wealth practice also provides tax advice to international wealthy clients of its property group who are looking to use foundations, trusts and companies to structure their high-end London residential and commercial property acquisitions tax-efficiently. Neal Todd heads the team that includes Matthew Bennett.

Planning Tier 5

Fladgate LLP’s planning team advises on mid-range section 106 applications for commercial property and mixed-used developments, with a number of recent matters involving change-of-use issues in the hotel and leisure sector. Practice head Mark Harnett is regularly advising on the planning aspects of site acquisitions including right to light issues, negotiations with the relevant local authorities, and handling appeals against planning permission refusals when they arise. The team also counts a number of high-net-worth individuals on the client list, with instructions pertaining to planning applications for significant private dwellings.

Property finance Tier 5

Under the leadership of Kim McMurray, Fladgate LLP acts for a mix of lenders and borrowers, including UK and overseas banks, specialist non-bank lenders, investors and developers. The team handles investment and development finance, structured mezzanine and senior debt financings, and restructurings, and has developed its practice across different types of alternative finance, including bridging loans. Gary Smith, who has experience in the hotel and student accommodation sectors, is also a key contact.

Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 6

Fladgate LLP's scope of practice includes recovery litigation, insolvency, fraud, payment systems, mis-selling matters, claims against professionals, and disputes between banks. Steven Mash is known for his focus on claimant matters against large institutions. He also defends clients against actions brought against them and is a civil fraud specialist. Bree Taylor heads the dispute resolution team, of which Simon Ekins, and Alexander Wildschütz are key members. Simon Brew left for TWM Solicitors LLP.

Employment: employers Tier 7

Fladgate LLP handles a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, representing clients in the High Court and Employment Tribunal and advising on issues such as reorganisations, outsourcing, and corporate acquisitions and disposals. The team's diverse client base includes companies from the IT, pharmaceutical, financial services, transport and retail sectors. Practice head Taj Rehal has experience advising on senior employee dismissals and exits, particularly where reputational risks are involved; Michael McCartney has expertise in restrictive covenant issues and cross-border litigation; 'standout' partner Mike Tremeer was made up in 2018.

International arbitration Tier 7

The industry sectors serviced by Fladgate LLP are energy, infrastructure and construction, retail, insurance and reinsurance, international trade, financial services, sport, leisure and technology. David Breslin was hired from Gowling WLG, where he was international arbitration head; the Russia desk is led by Eugene Matviechuk; and David Weare heads up the construction arbitration team.

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 8

Strengthened on the transactional restructuring front by the arrival in November 2018 of Daniel Martin from Ropes & Gray LLPFladgate LLP has an increasingly balanced offering for funds on distressed investment work, as well as more traditional IP-led insolvency matters. Spearheaded by the 'commercialJeremy Whiteson and the 'superbBree Taylor, the five-partner team is particular strong at handling contentious insolvency matters, primarily within the lower-mid market. Industry sector strengths include aviation, sports, and infrastructure.

Immigration

Fladgate LLP's team, which 'provides a holistic service and thinks outside of the box', acts for high-net-worth individuals, their families and their businesses on a range of immigration issues. The practice has particular expertise in complex and exceptional applications; it is instructed on complex ILR applications and handles applications for naturalisation where the residence requirement is not met. Other areas of expertise include advising politically exposed persons and well-known individuals on political asylum claims, extradition and Interpol Red Notices. The team is also adept at handling extension applications for Investor and Entrepreneur visas. Key lawyers in the team include 'breath of fresh air' Sarah Gogan and the 'excellent' Kelly Whiter.

The Firm: Fladgate LLP is one of central London’s leading law firms, with an acknowledged expertise in undertaking complex corporate and real estate transactions, as well as commercial, tax and trust matters and disputes. Clients are drawn from all sectors of commerce and industry and include multinational corporations, public sector bodies, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. The firm has a substantial international dimension with a number of international groups facilitating cross-border activities for a diverse range of clients.

Principal Areas of Work: The corporate department advises on listings and flotations, including AIM flotations, funds, M&A, JVs, MBOs and private equity, UK and international corporate and commercial transactions, employment, restructuring, tax, IP and IT, banking and partnership law.

The real estate department advises on acquisitions and disposals, development and construction, funding, investment, secured lending, landlord and tenant, planning and portfolio management.

The dispute resolution department handles general commercial litigation, cross-border disputes, international arbitration, professional negligence, corporate and asset recovery, banking litigation, and family and matrimonial.

Key Clients: 4C Hotels, 83 North, Argo Blockchain Plc, BATM, Caspian Sunrise, First Advisory Group,Flora Developments, Hodson Developments, Kreative House, Major League Baseball, Mindspace, Patron Capital, Paul Smith Limited, Penguin Random House, Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIGD),SILCS Solutions Limited/ChargeBolt, Soho Estates, Strand Hanson, Strawberry Star, Weston Homes, ZAR Trading/Farla, Zouk Capital.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman Richard Reuben
Corporate Grant Gordon
Real Estate Stephen Lewis
Litigation Simon Ekins
Banking Kim McMurray
Banking Litigation Steven Mash
Capital Markets / AIM David Robinson
Employment Taj Rehal
Family / Matrimonial Teresa Cullen
Financial Services Charles Proctor
Fraud Sophia Purkis
Funds Ella Leonard
Hotels Julian Lewis
Immigration Sarah Gogan
IP / IT Eddie Powell
Life Sciences Nigel Gordon
Planning / Environment Mark Harnett
Private Capital Matthew Bennett
Private Equity Ian Brent
Professional Negligence Simon Brew
Projects / PFI Andrew Bessemer Clark
Real Estate Finance Richard Kaufman
Residential Real Estate Helen Curtis-Goulding
Restructuring Jeremy Whiteson
Sport James Earl
Tax Neal Todd
Trust Litigation Simon Ekins
Photo Name Position Profile
 Paul Airley  photo Paul Airley
 Olivia Bateman  photo Olivia Bateman
 Sandra Bates  photo Sandra Bates
 Matthew Bennett  photo Matthew Bennett
 Andrew Bessemer Clark  photo Andrew Bessemer Clark
 Gillian Birkby  photo Gillian Birkby
 Ian Brent  photo Ian Brent
 David Breslin  photo David Breslin
 Simon Brew  photo Simon Brew
 Mark Buckley  photo Mark Buckley
 Gavriel Cohen  photo Gavriel Cohen
 Amy Collins  photo Amy Collins
 Helen Cox  photo Helen Cox
 Teresa Cullen  photo Teresa Cullen
 Helen Curtis-Goulding  photo Helen Curtis-Goulding
 Gideon Dabby-Joory  photo Gideon Dabby-Joory
 Ben Drew  photo Ben Drew
 James Earl  photo James Earl
 Barbara Eilon  photo Barbara Eilon
 Simon Ekins  photo Simon Ekins
 Tim Foley  photo Tim Foley
 John Ford  photo John Ford
 John Forde  photo John Forde
 Hamilton Forrest  photo Hamilton Forrest
 James Fry  photo James Fry
 Sarah Gogan  photo Sarah Gogan
 Nigel Gordon  photo Nigel Gordon
 Grant Gordon  photo Grant Gordon
 Amanda Hado-Bodfield  photo Amanda Hado-Bodfield
 Alex Haffner  photo Alex Haffner
 Jamie Hamilton  photo Jamie Hamilton
 Mark Harnett  photo Mark Harnett
 Digby Hebbard  photo Digby Hebbard
 Jonathan Hibberts  photo Jonathan Hibberts
 Jan Hoppe  photo Jan Hoppe
 Simon Kanter  photo Simon Kanter
 Alan Karsberg  photo Alan Karsberg
 Mythily Katsaris  photo Mythily Katsaris
 Andrew Kaufman  photo Andrew Kaufman
 Richard Kaufman  photo Richard Kaufman
 Alex Kaufmann  photo Alex Kaufmann
 Janet Keeley  photo Janet Keeley
 Avram Kelman  photo Avram Kelman
 Ella Leonard  photo Ella Leonard
 Stephen Lewis  photo Stephen Lewis
 Julian Lewis  photo Julian Lewis
 Helena Luckhurst  photo Helena Luckhurst
 Steven Mash  photo Steven Mash
 Eugene Matveichuk  photo Eugene Matveichuk
 Michael McCartney  photo Michael McCartney
 Kim McMurray  photo Kim McMurray
 Seetal Modi  photo Seetal Modi
 Edward Morgan  photo Edward Morgan
 Luke Morris  photo Luke Morris
 Alison Mould  photo Alison Mould
 James Norton  photo James Norton
 Daniel Polden  photo Daniel Polden
 Eddie Powell  photo Eddie Powell
 Charles Proctor  photo Charles Proctor
 Sophia Purkis  photo Sophia Purkis
 Taj Rehal  photo Taj Rehal
 Richard Reuben  photo Richard Reuben
 David Robinson  photo David Robinson
 Jenny Sargeant  photo Jenny Sargeant
 Mark Saunders  photo Mark Saunders
 Julian Scharfer  photo Julian Scharfer
 Anthony Shatz  photo Anthony Shatz
 Sunil Sheth  photo Sunil Sheth
 Gary Smith  photo Gary Smith
 Marc Sosnow  photo Marc Sosnow
 Graham Spitz  photo Graham Spitz
 Bree Taylor  photo Bree Taylor
 Neal Todd  photo Neal Todd
 Mike Tremeer  photo Mike Tremeer
 Sam Tye  photo Sam Tye
 Neil Vickers  photo Neil Vickers
 Charles Wander  photo Charles Wander
 David Weare  photo David Weare
 Alan Wetterhahn  photo Alan Wetterhahn
 Kelly Whiter  photo Kelly Whiter
 Jeremy Whiteson  photo Jeremy Whiteson
 Gavin Whitney  photo Gavin Whitney
 Alexander Wildschütz  photo Alexander Wildschütz
 Matthew Williams  photo Matthew Williams
 Tim Wright  photo Tim Wright
Number of partners : 81
Assistants (qualified fee-earners) : 65
Other fee-earners (including trainees) : 19
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Diversity and inclusion 

Promoting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity is a key element of the way in which we run our business.  Ours is an environment that thrives on bringing together people with different perspectives to address our clients’ challenges, so we value and encourage diversity, both internally and externally. 

To ensure we maintain an environment which supports our employees’ cultures, views and talents, we have established a Diversity Committee with volunteers across the business which continually looks for ways to further embed diversity and inclusivity in our firm. 

As signatories to The Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, we have made a clear declaration of our commitment to uphold the values of diversity, equality and inclusion throughout our business.  We are delighted to have been able to demonstrate significant progress in the Charter over the last two years, and to have achieved a Gold status in 2017.  Our desire to promote the principles of equality and diversity extends beyond what happens within our organisation to supporting and encouraging those values in wider society. 

Corporate Social Responsibility 

We take our responsibilities as a corporate citizen very seriously and are committed to conforming to the highest ethical, professional and legal standards in all facets of our business.   

Throughout the organisation there is strong and growing interest in running our business in the most sustainable manner, in harmony with and contributing to our community, while also minimising the environmental impact of our activities.   

People at all levels across the business are committed to making a positive impact on the community in which we operate.  Each year the firm will select two charity partners, one local and one national, who are appointed by a firmwide vote.  We have established a CSR committee with representatives across the business which plans and co-ordinates a calendar of activities, raising considerable money for charities, so that we, as a business, can make a difference. 

We also encourage and support CSR to be undertaken on an individual basis, and a number of our employees act as trustees, school governors and student mentors. 

For further information please visit www.fladgate.com 


CLIENT: KCR Residential REIT Plc
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Fladgate has been a trusted advisor for KCR Residential REIT plc for a number of years and we always enjoy working with the team. Fladgate are specialists who provide continued support and advice on any legal challenges or queries which arise. Nigel Gordon, David Lee, Ashleigh Brinklow and Caroline Philipps recently advised KCR on its placing of shares raising £4.05m, and the level of commitment and expertise demonstrated throughout was crucial. This was a complex transaction and the team were faced with short timescales, but as always, Nigel and the team were pragmatic, strategic and diligent throughout.


CLIENT: Bank of Ireland
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: We place a lot of value in the relationships that we have with our professionals and Fladgate, given the excellent quality of service that the real estate and banking teams deliver for us time after time through the leadership of Kim McMurray and Gary Smith, are key partners for our transactions. We have known them for a long time; they are very capable and fully committed to achieving required timelines through always seeking a pragmatic and commercial approach – as such, our clients regularly provide positive feedback as to the quality of interactions on their side, which in turn greatly assists our standing in the market.


CLIENT: Ares Management
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I have had the privilege of working with Simon for many years. During that time, he and his team have handled numerous varied transactions for us. Even under extreme pressure, he delivers expert advice and executes flawlessly. They are one of the most experienced corporate real estate teams we have come across and can be relied upon to get the deal done and add value where they can.


CLIENT: Patron Capital
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: The Fladgate team we work with are all experts in their fields and highly capable individuals. They manage to combine a strong academic knowledge of the law with a commercial approach to deal-making – a rare combination. They understand our business and know how private equity works. Gideon Dabby-Joory, our client partner, is a pleasure to deal with. Not only is he fiercely intelligent but, perhaps as importantly, he is very responsive and commercial and does not try to over-complicate matters.


CLIENT: Zouk Capital
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Fladgate have been our principal legal advisers on our European deals for many years. The team, which is led by Graham Spitz – with support principally from the hard-working and talented Yulia Leyko – has proven itself to be an effective and supportive partner on due diligence and complex negotiations over the course of numerous transactions. Graham is highly pragmatic and provides clear and helpful legal advice. Most recently, the team represented us, together with the other major private equity shareholders, in the successful sale of iZettle to PayPal; a cross-border and complex transaction with multiple parties and which was completed within a very tight timetable.


CLIENT: Weston Homes Plc
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked closely with Richard Reuben for many years and cannot speak highly enough about the quality of service that he has given us. Richard has advised us many times during land acquisition negotiations with large landowners, and the deals he has secured on our behalf have been complex and at times requiring patience. We have always found him to provide first-class advice, and enter legal discussions with sellers and their representatives in a methodical, calm, but firm manner.


CLIENT: Reichmann Properties
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Fladgate have advised Reichmann Properties for over 20 years. Our trusted advisor at Fladgate is Julian Scharfer. With his flexible and incredibly hard-working approach he has given us the edge in transactions when speed is a must. He and his team of lawyers work to provide diligent and comprehensive advice which is always commercially-led. Julian’s team have a can-do attitude, and this combined with their no-nonsense approach means we are always happy to have Fladgate on our side.


CLIENT: Otium Real Estate
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: The Fladgate team has assisted us with our £200m leisure fund in real estate for over three years. They combine property expertise with leisure industry knowledge. In particular they have been excellent at complex title issues on purchase giving us confidence in our due diligence. They have also helped us improve the title during our ownership as well as working hard on our asset management and leasing initiatives which are critical to performance. As speed is critical to many transactions, we have been impressed with how quickly they have produced documentation and turned it around during negotiations. They have a good blend of experienced partners and hard-working associates to put to work on our projects.


CLIENT: SADITA UK
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Client partner Marc Sosnow and the wider Fladgate team have become valuable and trusted advisers to SADITA UK. Drawing upon their significant experience in corporate, real estate, tax, immigration, employment and intellectual property matters, Fladgate deliver proactive and commercial advice. They provided sound guidance on our first major acquisition in the UK and we have found their quality of advice and sector knowledge to be best in class.


CLIENT: London 2017 World Athletics Championships
COMPANY/FIRM: Fladgate LLP
TESTIMONIAL: James Earl and his team played a vital role in our success by advising our Boards on a wide range of issues as well as providing practical support for contracts and procurement. Like any great endeavour, putting on the championships was not always easy, but James and the team worked tirelessly to help minimise difficulties and keep us on track. On one occasion this even involved them providing advice in the early hours of the morning, which was well beyond the call of duty but very very much appreciated by our Board.