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 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 clients. From managing your team to going into battle to protect your business, we can be with you every step of the way.
“They are knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and a pleasure to work with.”
Chambers and Partners
Read, listen and watch our latest insights
- 27 September 2023
10 top tips for negotiating a redundancy settlement agreement
In today’s financial market, redundancies are unfortunately becoming a reality for many businesses and employees.
- 22 September 2023
Talking Employment Law: New family friendly rights
In this first podcast in the ‘Talking Employment Law’ series, Lucy Densham Brown and Rebecca Dowle, members of the employment team summarise some of the big new family-friendly Bills that are working their way through parliament.
- 21 September 2023
Immigration Fees Surcharge – 04 October 2023
The Government has published details of the previously announced increase to visa and sponsorship fees, with the aim of increasing revenue across a range of immigration and nationality visa pathways and associated services.
- 20 September 2023
- Commercial Real Estate
Is your property mixed use? Commercial buyers beware of higher residential SDLT
This article discusses a recent case in which a property buyer calculated the Stamp Duty Land Tax due on the purchase at a lower rate, due to the mixed-use purpose of the property.
- 19 September 2023
- Privacy and Data Protection
Organisations’ use of social media: Data protection
Social media applications (or commonly known as ‘apps’) are being developed all the time and we are constantly being introduced to new social media platforms, some of which take almost no time to gain huge popularity.
- 14 September 2023
Entrepreneurial Dreams: What is the Innovator Founder Visa?
In an era defined by innovation and entrepreneurship, the United Kingdom has made a substantial effort towards fostering its reputation as a global hub for start-ups and innovators. The introduction of the UK’s ‘Innovator Founder’ route has marked a pivotal moment in the country’s immigration policy.
“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.“