Hospitality and Leisure

Our specialist team of partners and senior solicitors have vast experience of advising clients in the hospitality and leisure sector, offering expert legal advice to clients.  We act for hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés, gaming and betting outlets, takeaways, late night entertainment venues, food and drink suppliers, garden centres and local sporting venues to name but a few.

Our team comprises lawyers from a number of our departments including Business Services, Litigation, Commercial and Investment Property and Employment.  Together they have specialist knowledge of the issues affecting those in the hospitality and leisure sector. With their expert advice, we can help clients resolve business and regulatory issues quickly and effectively.

Some of the areas we regularly advise on include:

  • The sale or purchase of restaurants and pubs including advice upon the corporate finance of such transactions.
  • Negotiation of commercial contracts.
  • Intellectual property issues.
  • Landlord and tenant issues.
  • Employment issues including preparation of employment contracts, dealing with redundancy, grievance and disciplinary issues.
  • Health and safety requirements.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • Property disputes.
  • Licensing under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005 including applying for a premises or club premises certificate, dealing with applications for variation or transfers and handling challenges and threats to your licence.

 

Whether you are an individual or a company, a start-up business or an established company, contact one of our expert team of lawyers on 01905 723561 or email info@smesolicitors.co.uk.