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MEES : when you miss the crucial “E” rating

MEES : when you miss the crucial “E” rating

Published: 26 April 2019  |  Category: Property News

MEES Regulations have been a reality for landlords since 1 April 2018. Whilst they set minimum EPC ratings they also allowed landlords to claim exemptions, but do you know what they are and did you know you have to register them for them to apply? No? Here’s what you need to know.

Financing a growing business – should the EIS be at the forefront of FDs’ minds?

Financing a growing business – should the EIS be at the forefront of FDs’ minds?

Published: 15 April 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

David Gee explores the potential benefits of companies obtaining Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) status to drive their growth.

Cryptocurrency need not be so cryptic

Cryptocurrency need not be so cryptic

Published: 11 April 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

What happens if someone holds £145 million worth of cryptocurrency, they pass away unexpectedly and they are the only person who has the password to the digital wallet in which funds are stored?  This was the unfortunate reality for the owner of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Gerald Cotten.  It resulted in the Canadian company QuadrigaCX being unable to pay their customers around £41 million worth of Bitcoin.

What does a candidate with a criminal record need to disclose?

What does a candidate with a criminal record need to disclose?

Published: 5 April 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Our head of employment Andrea London provides some thoughts in the April edition of TALiNT International on what a candidate with a criminal record does and doesn’t need to disclose during the recruitment process. See page 36.

How to make your business attractive to investors - first featured in The Caterer on 22 March 2019

How to make your business attractive to investors - first featured in The Caterer on 22 March 2019

Published: 1 April 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Business owners need watertight arrangements behind the scenes if their company is to be a lure for buyers.

A serious and sensible investor will want to do their homework. What is the investor buying into? How successful is the business? What are its prospects? Are there any major risks? These questions, along with others, will need to be evaluated in order to make an informed decision as to the attractiveness of the offering.

Employers’ duties around collective redundancy

Employers’ duties around collective redundancy

Published: 21 March 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

In light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling, Nick Evans outlines what employers need to know about their duty regarding collective redundancy

Reversal of an HR policy. Flexible working

Reversal of an HR policy. Flexible working

Published: 14 March 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them to work from home. But what are the implications if HR decides to change or scrap an existing policy, and how should they go about it? Andrea London explains.

Directors’ duties - first featured in City AM on 13 march 2019 (page 19)

Directors’ duties - first featured in City AM on 13 march 2019 (page 19)

Published: 13 March 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Karren Brady and a lesson on the duties of directors

If you suspect a fellow exec of wrongdoing, don’t sweep concerns under the carpet.

Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on your business?  Piers Larbey considers some potential issues for key areas of your business

Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on your business? Piers Larbey considers some potential issues for key areas of your business

Published: 7 March 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Brexit in Brief: A short guide to the potential implications of Brexit on your business

Fletcher Day at MIPIM 2019

Fletcher Day at MIPIM 2019

Published: 4 March 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

We are pleased to confirm Fletcher Day will be attending MIPIM 2019, the world’s leading event for the property industry.

Real Estate Market Update - February 2019

Real Estate Market Update - February 2019

Published: 19 February 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

With our new real estate market update we are pleased to provide our clients with a helpful insight on the UK property markets.

Implied terms and dismissal for ill health

Implied terms and dismissal for ill health

Published: 15 February 2019  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Employers should beware of implied terms – especially when dismissing for ill health

Fletcher Day acts for Joint Administrators from Quantuma LLP in urgent application to the High Court on 18 October 2018 concerning the validity of their appointment

Fletcher Day acts for Joint Administrators from Quantuma LLP in urgent application to the High Court on 18 October 2018 concerning the validity of their appointment

Published: 19 November 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Administrators appointed out of court…but when? Three recent High Court judgments to note 


Office Move - 110 Cannon Street

Office Move - 110 Cannon Street

Published: 7 November 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

The Partners of Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the next key step in the growth of the firm.

From Monday 19th November 2018, the firm will be relocating to prestigious, conveniently located offices at 110 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6EU.

How Serious Is It If A Court Order Is Not Complied With?

How Serious Is It If A Court Order Is Not Complied With?

Published: 28 June 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

On 4 May 2018, husband and wife defendants were sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment (suspended for 18 months) for breach of a freezing injunction – a stark reminder that court orders are to be respected and strictly complied with otherwise the consequences can be serious in the event of any breach.

Civil Courts have the power to impose custodial sentences for contempt of Court by anyone even if they are not a party to proceedings and sometimes, not even a fine can make things go away!

Employers beware - the risk of hiding behind diplomatic credentials

Employers beware - the risk of hiding behind diplomatic credentials

Published: 22 June 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

As Boris Becker seeks to avoid litigation on the basis of diplomatic immunity we ask – do the principles of state and diplomatic immunity protect employers from employment claims bought by their staff? 

Not always!

Fletcher Day Advises Award-Winning Office Furniture Firm on Private Equity Deal

Fletcher Day Advises Award-Winning Office Furniture Firm on Private Equity Deal

Published: 11 June 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Toronto-based Lynx Equity Limited has acquired Day 2 Interiors Limited, an award-winning office furniture dealer and commercial furniture scheme consultant in London. 

Which Legal Structure Should I Choose?

Which Legal Structure Should I Choose?

Published: 11 June 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

New idea, new business? Or perhaps you are looking to scale up your existing business and want to ensure that you have the right structure in place?

There are a number of options available and choosing the right corporate vehicle for your needs is very important. The right structure could not only save you money, but also offer protection against your personal assets (such as the family home) if the business encounters difficulties.

Blockchain in property transactions – Could Lawyers and Estate Agents soon be redundant in property transactions?

Blockchain in property transactions – Could Lawyers and Estate Agents soon be redundant in property transactions?

Published: 1 May 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

“Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years”, claimed a report by consultancy firm pwc in 2017. As a property lawyer, technology plays an important part in my working day, but surely artificial intelligence will not drastically change the nature of a property solicitor’s work?

Fletcher Day Shortlisted as a Finalist in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

Fletcher Day Shortlisted as a Finalist in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

Published: 19 April 2018  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

We are thrilled to announce that Fletcher Day has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018, in the category Future of Legal Services Innovation – Private Practice (mid-sized practice).

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