Hospitality & Leisure

We have acted for clients in the hospitality & leisure sector for many years and we have gained valuable insight into the legal issues that our clients face.

Specialist lawyers from across the firm’s practice groups advise a wide range of hospitality & leisure clients on both transactional activities and operational issues.

Transactional activities – acquisitions, disposals and investments

The members of the hospitality & leisure team are experienced in advising hospitality & leisure companies on sales and acquisitions of businesses, whether as a single asset or a large portfolio. The involvement of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers ensures our clients have the benefit of specialist sector knowledge covering all aspects of the transaction.

Operational issues

Licensing

Our licensing team can advise on all aspects of licensing for our hospitality & leisure sector clients from the grant of premises licences and their variation through to licensing disputes. Our licensing team’s goal is to minimise the sometimes bewildering maze of licensing requirements to enable our clients to focus on running their business.

Commercial

We advise on operating leases, franchise agreements, venue hire agreements, management agreements, supply contracts, joint ventures, distribution agreements and intellectual property protection and disputes. Our real estate team handle numerous rent reviews and service charge issues for leisure clients.

HR

Our hospitality & leisure HR team are experienced in helping clients manage day to day HR issues such as discrimination, zero hours contracts, TUPE and termination, national minimum wage, and working time regulations.

Health and Safety

In view of the potential liabilities faced by our leisure clients, our health and safety team regularly advise owners and managers on risk mitigation and corporate and personal responsibilities.

If you require any further information about the services offered by the Hospitality & Leisure team, or if you have a specific enquiry, please contact Tanya Shillingford by email or on +44 (0)207 7421 7906, or Joanna Higton by email or on +44 (0)207 7421 7998.