Hospitality and Leisure

We are Leading Lakeland Lawyers in the hospitality and leisure sector.

With nearly 50 million visitors to the Lake District each year (with 2020 and 2021 ‘staycation years’ set to create record numbers of visitors), the region’s hospitality and tourism sector is one of the most significant in the UK and is worth over £3 billion in income to hotels, guest houses and B&Bs, outdoor accommodation sites, pubs, cafes, restaurants, retail outlets, visitor attractions and leisure experiences.   (Source: Cumbria Tourism)

Here at Temple Heelis, our team of hospitality and leisure sector specialists is drawn from across the firm.  We know the sector ‘inside out’.  We advise clients on all aspects of buying and selling businesses, landlord and tenant matters, employment and commercial issues, and private client plans (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney).  Our aim is to provide sector-specialist knowledge and clear, expert legal advice with a high degree of insight into the sector.  Many of our team members are from families running hospitality or leisure businesses and we genuinely understand what it’s like to be in clients’ shoes in the sector in this region.

We have particular expertise in two areas of the sector: Hotels and Guesthouses and Retail, Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants.

“Lucy advised on the share sale of our long-standing family hotel business. The whole process was timely and professional, and she went above and beyond her remit, particularly towards the latter stages when deadlines needed to be met. I look forward to working with Lucy again and highly recommend her.”

“Yasmin was very professional and answers fast. She was patient with me and helped me understand. Excellent job – many thanks!”