Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Food and Restaurants

At Clarkslegal we are passionate about food and our specialist lawyers have many years of experience in the restaurant sector, having worked with multinational food operators as well as start-up food businesses.

We are well connected in the restaurant space and have expert knowledge to help you with all aspects of your food business, these include:

  • Setting up your company and dealing with all aspect of your intended trading structure.
  • Helping you find the right property and then dealing with the property purchase, lease or licence.
  • Dealing with any tech issues, whether it be through an app or any other medium and ensuring any terms and conditions or Intellectual Property rights are properly dealt with and protected.
  • Supporting your food tech start-up to reach its full potential via our associated company, forburyTECH.
  • Explaining the licensing laws and procedures.
  • Assisting with any HR or staffing issues, including specialist immigration advice.
  • Resolving any disputes however they have come about in relation to your business.

For further information on how we can help your food business, whether you are a large restaurant operator or a small start-up artisan food producer, we would love to hear from you.

"Simon Ralphs is noted for being very knowledgeable in the field of restaurant leases" 

Legal 500

“As time is precious while starting a new business, we were looking for a firm that could guide us through the process of opening our first UK restaurant without any hassle. We were lucky to have the opportunity to work with Simon Ralphs, who assisted us from the start. Simon not only helped us achieve the desired outcome; he also took the time to explain every step and answered every single question we had. It is clear that helping food start-up businesses is a real passion of his and we would definitely recommend his services.”

Dominic Dumont – Founder, Keuken


Are you a food or restaurant entrepreneur? Take a look at our series of useful booklets with lots of top tips on what to look out for before and after opening your first restaurant.

From food van to restaurant
A guide for food entreprenuers

Found the perfect venue? 
Watch out for hidden costs

About to start trading?
What are the risks and how to cover them

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