If your business is involved in the hospitality and leisure sector, our specialist lawyers can help.

The hospitality and leisure sector covers a wide range of businesses – from hotels and pubs, through to gaming operators and tourist attractions. We work with brands across the sector, like Thorntons, Black Sheep Brewery and The Restaurant Group.

Our hospitality and leisure lawyers can help you with a range of legal issues, including:

  • Real estate
    Buying and selling of property and acting for commercial landlords and tenants and advising on managing your property portfolio.
  • Buying/selling a business
    Acquisitions, mergers and disposals of all, or part of a business.
  • Brand management
    Protecting, managing and promoting your business’s brand and reputation. We can help you manage your reputation on social media and on review websites such as TripAdvisor.
  • Safety and regulation
    Ensuring your business remains compliant with health and safety regulation, and helping deal with regulators.
  • Finance
    We help businesses and lenders with borrowing, refinancing and restructuring.
  • Commercial
    Advising on contracts, including franchising and agreements with apps and booking websites.
  • Employment
    Advising on employment issues, including Brexit and its impact on migrant workers.
  • Environment
    Helping you comply with environmental regulation.

We work right across the hospitality and leisure sector. Our lawyers also advise investors, lenders and property developers involved in the sector.

We’ll get to know your business, what you’re trying to achieve and the particular issues you face. Our lawyers will then give you commercial legal advice that’s mindful of those objectives.

The hospitality and leisure industry faces many challenges because of changes in consumer behaviour and trends. Economic uncertainty, rising costs, skills shortages, and ever growing customer expectations all make the sector one of the most demanding to operate in. Our lawyers can help you protect your brand, meet those challenges, and maximise opportunities as they arise.

UK Powerhouse

Overcoming Disruption in the Consumer Sector

UK Powerhouse is our quarterly economic growth report charting the regional effects for businesses across the UK.

What does 2022 have in store for the consumer sector? Our latest report explains the recent challenges that have affected consumer businesses, and what's likely to continue disrupting the sector in the future. It will also provide recommendations from both our legal teams and the CBI.

Read our report

Awards & Accreditation

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers

"They are very approachable and good with clients."

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“A good firm to have on your side.”

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“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

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We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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