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.”
Chambers and Partners
Read, listen and watch our latest insights
- 23 November 2022
- Privacy and Data Protection
Latest developments in UK data protection and cybersecurity
The UK data protection landscape has been everchanging particularly since the Government’s announcement to reform its data protection legislation following Brexit through the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, and the updated process on international data transfers.
- 22 November 2022
- Corporate and M&A
2023: Investment & Acquisition Opportunities in the Chaos?
2023 is looking like it will be a tough year, but some adaptable entrepreneurs and businesses are viewing the current economic climate as an opportunity. Planning strategic investments in the business and assets of distressed companies. Often these businesses have the potential to thrive but have been affected by circumstances outside their control.
- 22 November 2022
Imposing new terms on employees: the Twitter dilemma?
Twitter has made headlines yet again after its new owner, Elon Musk, has given employees an ultimatum: work long hours at high intensity, or quit and receive 3 months’ severance pay. Employees were given until Thursday 17 November 2022 to make a decision, which was around 24 hours after the ultimatum was given.
- 21 November 2022
- Public Procurement
Public procurement – what is coming up in 2023?
Next year will see the biggest changes to public procurement law in more than a decade when the Procurement Bill 2022 passes into law (this is currently expected to be sometime around mid-2023).
- 17 November 2022
How to manage your UK sponsor licence on the SMS
Do you already have a sponsor licence, but have difficulty using it? Watch our UK immigration solicitors Monica Atwal and Rebecca Hone as they share information on how to sponsor migrant workers via the online Sponsorship Management System, commonly known as the ‘SMS.’
“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.“