Leisure & Retail

Leisure and retail are, together, one of our specialist sectors. Although the bulk of the legal work is usually commercial real estate, our corporate team is active in this sector too. Our clients include hotels, restaurants, sports centres and landlords.

Whether you are an owner, occupier, investor, acquiring a business as a going concern, experienced buyer or new to the market, you are in need of bespoke advice. Our team will make it its business to understand yours, acknowledging that this market requires an additional layer of focus and expertise. Our breadth of experience enables us to have a broad and balanced perspective in this market.

Premises Licences, local developments, fit outs, turnover rent, pre-emption and provisions dealing with the change of covenant strength or control of the occupier all feature in this sector.


We have acted for major owners of retail premises and for major and new occupiers. These include owners of railway stations, shopping centres as well as hotel chains, shops and restaurants.

Our restaurant and bar practice continues to grow. We have assisted several established restaurant chains from their first concept, through their first capital fundraise to their second and third sites and beyond. We can provide employment, intellectual property and commercial real estate advice so that the client can use us as a 'one-stop-shop'.


  • Stephen Dean
      • Stephen Dean
      • Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
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  • Ed Henderson
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