Hotels, Retail & Leisure

Our hotels, retail and leisure team provide restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels and retailers with full legal support in connection with starting-up, trading, raising finance and any disputes arising in the course of your business.

We advise in relation to your acquisition, occupation and use of property, including on the terms of new leases, fit-out works, planning permission and alcohol licensing. We also provide pragmatic and commercial advice on employment matters and incentives, dispute resolution and on negotiating and documenting your commercial relationships with your suppliers and other business partners.

In addition, we advise shareholders on ownership and structuring related issues, such as joint ventures, shareholder agreements, franchising arrangements, articles of association, share sales and purchases and equity fundraising.

In each case, we build a detailed picture of your requirements, including as to material terms, cost, risk and timeframes, in order to deliver tailored solutions that achieve your objectives.


Service highlights

We handle all aspects of landlord and tenant law, providing practical advice on negotiating leases, rent deposit deeds, sub-letting and alterations, lease variations, lease renewals and advising on rent reviews and service charge.

Our team provides our hospitality, retail and leisure sector clients with advice on all aspects of licensing from the grant of premises licences and through to licensing disputes.

We help our client manage day to day HR issues as they arise including health and safety, discrimination, zero hours contracts, termination and TUPE.

In the unfortunate event that a dispute should arise, we are able to guide you through your options and take the appropriate action to best protect your business interests.

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