Hospitality & Leisure

Our experience of working in the hospitality and leisure sector is extensive and, owing to that, our lawyers have exceptional experience in the sector and provide our clients with proactive solutions and results. 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 understand that there is constant pressure on hospitality and leisure businesses to innovate and to simultaneously provide quality and value, and we work with our clients to help them take full advantage of current and future market trends. 

“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.
    • Food & Drink Beer, breweries and COVID-19 While the hospitality industry has been allowed to partially re-open (under exception of localised lockdown in Aberdeen), earlier drastic Government restrictions mean brewers across Scotland will require extraordinary measures to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Food & Drink Food & Drink Newsletter - Summer 2020 Our latest bumper Food & Drink Newsletter looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses across the food and drink and hospitality sectors and what businesses should be considering as lockdown restrictions across the UK are gradually eased.
    • 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.

Retail at MacRoberts

Our Legal 500 Top Tier-ranked team has a strong reputation in the retail market, in particular in retail investment and development.

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