Drinks, hospitality & leisure

Running a business in the drinks, hospitality and leisure sectors can be challenging. Our specialist team understand the wide-ranging legal issues faced by companies of all sizes operating in these marketplaces. To help you deal with those issues, we take the time to get to know your business before providing you with timely, business-specific legal advice and assistance.  Call our specialist drinks, hospitality and leisure team on 01245 453847.

We have gained significant experience from longstanding relationships with our clients, who come from across the sectors including cafés, restaurants, breweries, hotels and pubs. The multi-disciplinary team offers sector expertise across a full range of drinks, hospitality and leisure services, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars, breweries, vineyards, coffee shops, catering companies, fast food chains, theatres, cinemas, airlines, events, food and drink suppliers and golf clubs.

Birkett Long offers advice and assistance in a variety of legal areas, including:

  • Advertising, promotions and marketing
  • Commercial contracts
  • Complying with regulators
  • Corporate matters:
  • Articles of Association
  • Sales and acquisitions of businesses
  • Shareholders' agreements
  • Construction
  • Contract disputes
  • Data protection
  • Dealing with property:
  • Lease renewals
  • Management agreements
  • Property and estate management
  • Tenancies, including tenancy agreements
  • Volume lettings and assignments
  • Debt recovery
  • Employment and human resources
  • Environment and energy issues
  • Finance
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing 
  • Mediation
  • Pre-packs / buying out of administration


Birkett Long assists and advises on all types of commercial law matters for those in the drinks, hospitality and leisure sectors, including the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of business contracts and terms of business. Birkett Long also advises on corporate law matters, advising on business structures, MBO’s, restructures, and mergers and acquisitions.

Contact Thomas Emmett on 01245 453847 for a free 15 minute phone call with one of our drinks, hospitality and leisure solicitors or email Thomas at thomas.emmett@birkettlong.co.uk. Alternatively, complete the form on the right-hand side and one of our drinks, hospitality and leisure solicitors will be in touch.

Staff re-order for drinks, hospitality and leisure page

  • Thomas Emmett
  • Simon Green
  • Marc Thurlow
  • Martin Hopkins