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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.

We can support start-ups and SMEs to large national chains including developers, funders, investors, owners, asset managers, operators and franchisors.

“They are knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and a pleasure to work with.” 

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Monica Atwal

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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.

Chef Emily Roux – Caractère Restaurant