We have a specialist team of Commercial Property Solicitors who specialise in assisting clients within the Hotel, Retail and Leisure industries.

The team combine their expert knowledge with in-depth industry know-how to provide a comprehensive and integrated retail, leisure and hospitality offering to businesses, investors, developers and landlords.

Whether you are opening an off-licence or convenience store, structuring a multi-million hotel sale, securing financing for a bar or restaurant acquisition or involved in a commercial dispute with a supplier, we can provide a comprehensive and effective legal solution tailored to your business.

For expert advice contact our Hotel, Retail and Leisure Team on freephone 0800 916 9083 or contact us online and we will contact you when it is convenient to you.

Why Slater and Gordon?

We have a tradition of working with both established and new companies, and our pragmatic and solution focused advice is appreciated by all our clients.

Having experience working within the hotel, retail and leisure sector we understand that it is highly competitive, subject to rapidly evolving technological change and that there is a demand for a co-ordinated and multi-disciplinary advice.

We devote time to understanding each client’s commercial objectives, culture and style, to provide tailored high quality legal advice to our client. Our advice is always clear, practical and focused on delivering your commercial objectives.

Our Expertise

Our team advises on:

  • Hotel sales and acquisitions 
  • Joint venture and development arrangements 
  • Hotel leases and management agreements 
  • Retail and leisure leasing arrangements
  • Bars, restaurants, off-licences and convenience stores sales and acquisitions
  • Secured lending and re-financing
  • Employment and licensing issues
  • Comprehensive property litigation support including health and safety prosecutions, accident and property damage claims

We can also provide you with comprehensive property litigation support. We cover health and safety prosecutions as well as accident claims and property damage claims.

Our Recent Projects

  • A business premise renovation allowance (BPRA) led investment deal for the acquisition and conversion of a city centre office building into a new hotel.
  • Advising multi-site national retailers on over 30 new leases.
  • Construction of a new hotel forming a key anchor in a city centre development scheme involving a new cultural hub and cinema, retail outlets, and multi-storey car park for an overseas operator.
  • Development of an iconic building into a 3,000 capacity concert venue and a £3.5m conversion of an associated bar and restaurant. Providing legal advice on the subsequent equity investment, corporate restructuring and refinancing.
  • Acting for investors acquiring multi-million pound hotels in the South and South West of England and advising on the associated management agreements.


“I have dealt with/worked with Helen [Smith] on a number of files and have always found Helen to be very professional. Helen has always been very diligent with the work she has done for me and has always explained the information from start to finish. Helen communicated with me throughout the process of the acquisition and made sure I was always aware of where we were up to and the progress we were making. Helen helped make the process simple throughout and was always tremendously helpful and the utmost professional”. Nigel Phillips, Bargain Booze Limited/Conviviality Retail Plc

Call to speak to our Hotel, Retail and Leisure Team on freephone 0800 916 9083 or contact us online.

Slater and Gordon legal experts support corporate investors and occupiers across the country from our offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Leeds, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston and Wrexham.