Hospitality & Leisure

Our experience of working in the hospitality and leisure sector is extensive. We have worked with a number of the world’s largest hotel chains and franchises, and have provided excellent results for pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities.

At MacRoberts, we fully understand how the hotel sector operates, and can help our clients take full advantage of current and future market trends. With hotel markets becoming increasingly global, we are ahead of the curve when it comes to international deals, and ready for change as it happens.

“Our multi-disciplinary team gives clients access to specialist legal advisers in a wide range of areas such as real estate, intellectual property, construction, employment and tax, providing arobust offering to clients in the Hospitality & Leisure sector.”

Kelsey Gibson, Head of Hospitality & Leisure
    • Food & Drink Last orders for Tied Pubs in Scotland Like much of the hospitality and food and drink industry, pubs have taken a major hit due to COVID-19. While introduced before lockdown restrictions hit, the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill may become a lifeline to some tied publicans in Scotland.
    • Hospitality & Leisure Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2 million by Gambling Commission On 16th October 2018, it was publicised that the bookmaker, Paddy Power Betfair (“PPB”), had agreed a regulatory settlement of £2.2 million with the Gambling Commission, after an investigation by the Commission.
    • Hospitality & Leisure New legislation proposed to combat unfair tipping practices Last week, the business secretary, Greg Clark, announced as part of the government’s ‘Industrial Strategy” that new legislation will be introduced to combat unfair tipping practices. Legislation in this area will be designed to ensure that workers receive the tips that they earn, and to protect customers’ expectations when they give tips in good faith to service workers.

Food & Drink

Our passion, depth of knowledge and experience encompasses all the distinct elements of the food and drink industry, whether in respect of biosciences, agriculture, processing, distribution or retail.

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