Leo Skinner Image

Leo Skinner

Partner, Head of Drinks, Hospitality & Leisure | Milton Keynes

"I have worked with Leo for some years now and would recommend him as a recognised specialist in the leisure and licensed trade sector – he gives direct and commercial advice and has steered me through some complex transactions – a proactive lawyer prepared to work hard to secure the best result possible for his client."

Call: 0345 271 6755 Mobile: 0778 926 8872

About Leo

Leo is a highly experienced real estate lawyer, with a specific focus on the hospitality and leisure industry.

His expertise covers not only complex development projects, acquisition and disposal of portfolios of property and general estate management work, but also extends to regulatory and commercial points of particular concern to the sector.

His client base is national, reflecting the spread of operators across the country.

Leo is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2022 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • KA

    “I have worked with Leo since April 2021 and he has provided me with inciteful and commercial support which can only come from someone who understa...

    Kamran Aziz, Managing Director

    RedCat Pub Company

  • PD

    “Leo and all of the team at Freeths are undoubted leisure sector specialists and are both commercial and pragmatic in their advice. They are able...

    Phil Derbyshire, Group Property Director

    The Restaurant Group Plc

  • JD

    “We have worked with Freeths for well over a decade for matters concerning our wine business and wine bars and restaurants, and are consistently im...

    James Davy, Chairman


  • TD

    “Leo and his team at Freeths act for BKUK Group Limited and have done so since the inception of the business in its current form in 2017. I have ha...

    Tim Doubleday, CFO

    BKUK Group Limited

  • JL

    “I have used Freeths for many years now, both on property and transactional matters. There are many reasons that I have used them so much, but top...

    John Leslie, Non-Executive Director

    Oakman Inns and Restaurants

  • MA

    “Leo and his team at Freeths act for The Big Table Group. I have had a longstanding relationship with Leo including my present role as Director of...

    Matt Ainger, Property Director

    Big Table Group

Related news & articles

1 of 1
  • Article

    Freeths advise on Brunning & Price acquisition

Get in touch

Contact us today

Whatever your legal needs, our wide ranging expertise is here to support you and your business, so let’s start your legal journey today and get you in touch with the right lawyer to get you started.


Get in touch

For general enquiries, please complete this form and we will direct your message to the most appropriate person.