Retail, Cafés, Pubs and Restaurants

We are Leading Lakeland Lawyers working with clients who own or manage retail and hospitality businesses.

The Lake District towns and visitor attractions are a-buzz with retail outlets including designer boutiques, high street brands, outdoor gear specialists, local artisans, beauty salons, specialist bakery and confectionary offerings, and cinemas – to name just a few! Cafes, pubs and restaurants are in abundance, offering a choice of traditional country inns, cafes and bars in the many towns and villages in the region, and fine dining in some of the UK’s most respected Michelin-starred establishments.

There is truly something for everyone, something for every taste and something for every budget.

Here at Temple Heelis, we act for a wide range of property and business owners and managers involved in the retail, café, pub and restaurant sector. We advise clients on property registrations, leases, new building plots and development of new premises, warehousing arrangements, business expansion and acquisition strategies, property and business purchases and sales, asset and share purchases, option agreements, and development of staff accommodation.

Our work doesn’t just start and stop with our clients, though. We work hand-in-hand with other professionals, such as accountants and IFAs, to ensure any legal matter is structured for the most effective tax treatment and outcome. This is particularly important in buying or selling large businesses, retirement plans, investment opportunities and future options.

We also know and work with many banks and other lenders, acting on refinancing matters for clients, secured lending on property and advising on bank guarantees.

Our experience goes well beyond the iconic Lake District though! We’ve acted for clients in many towns, retail and business parks, and visitor locations in the North West and further afield, and are often approached by investors looking to the Lake District for new opportunities or career changes. With some clients, we provide many different legal services and work with our colleagues to ensure all our services are coordinated, such as private client and estate planning, family matters, and residential conveyancing. Recent matters highlighted below.