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Keeping your tables turning

Keeping your tables turning

Our understanding of the rapidly changing eating-out landscape means that we are perfectly placed to support your business with practical legal advice.  


Restaurant industry lawyers

As a dynamic sector, we understand that restaurant operators are catering for an increasingly demanding restaurant regulations market. With demand rising for anything from premium or casual dining to flexible, all-day formats, there is the need to be creative in the way the offer is delivered, as never before.

We understand that you need to be responsive to your audience’s changing requirements. As professional restaurant lawyers, we know that we need to be proactive and able to respond fast to support you. In this way you can ensure scarce sites are secured swiftly and opening timetables are kept on track, to help you stay one step ahead of the competition.

Experts in restaurant regulations

Our restaurant lawyers are familiar with all of the issues around buying and selling businesses as going concerns, as well as dealing with property points – whether it be standalone or portfolio acquisitions and disposals, leases or dealing with property disputes. This is supplemented by the ability to cover licensing requirements and advise on regulatory issues – such as health and safety, food safety and requirements on food labelling.

Acting for restaurateurs of all sizes – from operators of a handful of venues through to multi-site, national chains – means that our specialist team of restaurant lawyers have identified some key trends when it comes to issues which affect businesses in the sector

Key contact

Leo Skinner's Profile

Leo Skinner

Partner, Head of Drinks, Hospitality & Leisure

Client testimonials

  • 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

  • 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

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