Retail, hospitality & leisure
The retail, leisure & hospitality industries can face a range of complex challenges. We can help work alongside clients, as trusted partners navigating the best course of action.
Whether you’re a high street retail brand or a food franchisee, we offer tailor-made guidance to help you thrive in your field. With decades of experience our dedicated team of lawyers specialise in this fast-moving area, and we have many long-term established retail, hospitality and leisure clients. From managing your team to going into battle to protect your business, we can be with you every step of the way.
We can support start-ups and SMEs to large national chains including developers, funders, investors, owners, asset managers, operators and franchisors in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector.
“They are knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and a pleasure to work with.”
Chambers and Partners
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- 01 July 2022
Preparing for sponsor compliance visits
The Home Office suspended all points-based system sponsor compliance and assessment visits during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst lockdown restrictions were in effect. Sponsor compliance visits have now resumed. and it appears that the Home Office is attempting to make up for lost time.
- 29 June 2022
Determining Employment status: The NHS Dentist Case
In this podcast listen to the case of Sejpal v Rodericks Dental Limited, which focuses on the status of a dentist and was heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), tried to offer some clarity on how the tests for employment status should be applied.
- 28 June 2022
- Privacy and Data Protection
DSAR: Do I need to provide names if requested?
Under GDPR employees have the right to request access to their personal data from their employer called a DSAR. Many employers refer to groups rather than names. A recent case could have some impact on the way this is interpreted in UK GDPR.
- 23 June 2022
- Privacy and Data Protection
Protecting data when working remotely
Clarkslegal’s Data Protection Solicitors Melanie Pimenta and Jacob Montague discuss some of the issues surrounding data protection and hybrid or remote working.
- 22 June 2022
EAT clarifies worker test in latest status decision
Employment status and how it is determined has been an issue that has vexed the courts recently, with cases in both the employment and tax tribunals.
“Clarkslegal has successfully undertaken several substantial internationally branded hospitality asset dispositions on our behalf and acquisition of a major internationally branded hotel. Their attention to detail and bringing together specialist individuals from within the firm in order to successfully conclude the transactions has ensured successful and effective completion on all transactions.”
Moez Janmohamed – Group MD of Meridian Leisure Hotels
“We’ve been very lucky to have Simon work for us on two recent leases and can’t fault his approach. His communication, professionalism and advice has been invaluable.”
Mathew Carver – Founder – The Cheese Truck, The Cheese Bar and Pick & Cheese
“Simon is extremely responsive and made the legal jargon very understandable, I would recommend him for any restaurant acquisition.“