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Facing rising costs, changing consumer behaviours, the cost-of-living crisis, staff recruitment issues and sustainability challenges, leisure and hospitality businesses are under pressure from all angles. For some, however, this brings opportunities.

Meeting these challenges head-on — whether by controlling costs, dealing with regulation, considering expansion or protecting your reputation and brand — is an unavoidable reality. With so much change afoot, you need a trusted legal partner that understands the landscape and has a track record of achieving results.

With experts in regulatory and compliance, real estate and employment law, we provide the full spectrum of legal services to the leisure and hospitality sector. Whether you operate a pub company, brewery, hotel or restaurant group, we can help you to address your key challenges now and prepare you for the road ahead.

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Case Highlights

Pub business

Supporting with all people-related legal issues including dealing with volume employment tribunal cases.

National restaurant chain

Advising on national minimum wage (NMW) investigation involving uniform requirements for staff and successfully challenging HMRC’s position that there had been a TUPE transfer that made our client liable for historic NMW breaches and the accompanying ‘naming and shaming’.

National restaurant chain

Providing ongoing advice on immigration-related queries, including changes to right to work requirements to address post-Brexit immigration and advice on changes to eligibility criteria for skilled workers following the candidate shortage within the hospitality sector post-Covid, as well as the use of frontier worker permits.

Food safety and allergens

Providing representation in a case investigated by Trading Standards in which no further action was taken following written submissions being made at the outset of the case.

Multi-site operators

Advising on property estates including lease renewals and managing issues with landlords.

Allocation of tips webinar

The way that tips, gratuities and service charges are to be distributed to employees is set to change in a major shake-up for leisure and hospitality businesses.

Watch experienced employment lawyer Lee Jefcott provide employers with a full overview of what they need to know.

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