Legal support for the leisure and hospitality sector

Our multi-disciplinary team provide a wide range of services and assistance to the leisure and hospitality sector, delivering straightforward, pragmatic and commercial advice on everything that is important to your business.

With extensive experience in all aspects of the leisure and hospitality industry, we can support you with whatever legal challenges your business may be facing. Acting for a broad spectrum of clients that include hoteliers, restaurateurs and various leisure operators, we offer the following services.

  • Real Estate

    The importance of having a flexible portfolio that works for you has never been as pertinent as it is in the current pre-Brexit climate. Our Leisure & Hospitality sector team includes experts from our large Real Estate team. We can advise clients on acquisitions, disposals, and broader landlord and tenant advice, together with bespoke licensing advice, re-structuring and financing and any other property-related advice.

  • Property Disputes

    Our specialist Property Disputes team can help with your commercial lease needs including enforcement issues as well as dilapidation and break notices.

  • Employment specialists

    The hospitality and leisure industry relies heavily on its people, so you need to make sure you get your employment law right. Our experienced Employment & HR team provide ongoing support and assistance to our clients throughout the lifecycle of their business. They also offer retainers for certain types of work.

  • Corporate and Commercial

    Sound commercial advice is often key in making the right decisions about your business and its growth. Our Corporate & Commercial team advise on company structures, contracts and business finance to mention a few specialisms.


Our teams advise in all areas of the hospitality and leisure industry including:

Richard Lake, Associate

Co-head of the Leisure & Hospitality sector team

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David Israel, Partner

Co-head of the Leisure & Hospitality sector team

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Recent success stories

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Our Employment  & HR team advise Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, a FTSE listed company, which operates over 120 hotels in Europe, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and North America.

We provide assistance to the group on a wide range of employment issues, including employment contracts and other documentation governing the employment relationship, through to acting for the hotel on contentious matters.

Copthorne Hotel


Baglioni Hotels & Resorts Kensington, London

Royds Withy King’s Real Estate team recently acted on behalf of international luxury hoteliers, Baglioni Hotels & Resorts.

With hotels in the Maldives, Florence and throughout Italy, our team advised on the renewal of the 5 star Kensington hotel’s lease in addition to advice on licences for improvement and refurbishment works to the hotel over the coming years.

Baglioni Hotel


Leisure and Hospitality Sector

Contact us to find out how our lawyers can help to keep you and your business ahead of the curve.

We used Royds Withy King for a complicated and high profile licensing matter which had a tight, finite deadline.  The team were first rate in their work, demonstrating astute knowledge of the process to deal with any potential issues before they could arise, which led to a very successful outcome.
Licensing client

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