Our Hospitality sector expertise

The hospitality and leisure industry comprises a wide range of owners and operators, all with varied requirements. Every business will require legal advisers who understand the sector-specific issues they face.  We can deliver clear and pragmatic legal solutions to overcome your challenges, meet your business objectives and help you drive growth.

We advise developers, operators, owners, landlords and investors in hospitality & leisure businesses both in the UK and Internationally.

We work collaboratively across our firm to provide legal expertise to the hopsitality and leisure sector.  All our advice is tailored to each client and our service is Partner led. We appreciate the challenges faced by those operating in this sector and our team draws on specialists in commercial, corporate, real estate, employment law and dispute resolution.

Every client is unique. We will take the time to understand your key issues and we will work to deliver a solution that fits your objectives.

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Our expertise in the Hospitality sector

Our expertise in the Hospitality sector

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Michelin Star regeneration project

Acting for a number of prestigious Michelin star restaurants. We have also advised on a conditional agreement for lease in respect of a new brewery and restaurant as part of a regeneration project.

Misuse of trademark and franchise agreement breach

Successfully protected the intellectual property of an international casual and fine dining restaurant brand. We defended our client against the misuse of their trademark and breaches of their franchise agreement.

Real Estate advice for holiday properties

Provided real estate advice to a number of hotels and holiday cottages that were successfully sold as going concerns. This included acquisition of land for a forest park and the acquisition of a camping, glamping and farm park business.

Luxury hotel site acquisition

Advice relating to a site acquisition, refinance and forward sale/leaseback transaction to enable our clients to construct and operate a luxury hotel.

Contentious employee issues

Provided employment advice on several complex and contentious employee relations issues to a prestigious hotel group including cases where employees brought tribunal claims whilst still in employment.

Development of land

Lead planning consultants and legal advisors on the development of land for several sports clubs, including complex deals that provided land for residential, retail and community use with associated infrastructure.

Commercial advice for performing arts company

Provided commercial and employment advice for a renowned performing arts company based in Central London. This included outsourcing arrangements, restructuring, advice related to ticketing solutions, and a number of agreements with artists, promoters, and TV production companies amongst others.

Varied legal advice for tourist attraction

The lead provider of legal advice for a five year period to a major and innovative tourist attraction in the South East. We provided Employment, Real Estate and Commercial advice.

Matt Akers
Tim Ashdown
Heidi Copland
Jo Rovery
Adam Williams
Emily Wood

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