Our experience includes the following:

 

Our team has advised on the sale and acquisition of numerous hotels, caravan parks and leisure businesses throughout the Lake District, Cumbria and beyond. This includes the transfer of multi-million pound luxury hotels and caravan parks.

 

Our Commercial Property team has advised on numerous acquisitions, sales and lettings of hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, pubs, time-shares and visitor attractions.

Our in-house planning experts work extensively in the sector, helping tourist attractions, tour operators, caravan park owners and others to achieve their development and expansion goals, especially within the constraints of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site.

We also have specialists who deal with associated licensing matters and we can provide due diligence support to enable tourism and hospitality businesses to be financed or re-financed.

 

Our Banking team is experienced in advising leisure and tourism businesses and their lenders on putting in place new loans and further advances. They have acted on acquisitions of holiday parks, refinances of hotel chains and also development loans for extensions and refurbishments of existing accommodation. Our commercial lawyers anticipate and cover off the lender’s requirements, so that drawdown of funds can be achieved quickly and easily.

 

Our Employment team provides a full range of support to leisure, tourism and hospitality businesses including the provision of seasonal and permanent employment contracts, day-to-day advice on managing grievances, absence and other HR issues and delivering high level support for difficult or sensitive employment tribunal claims.

 

Advice on commercial disputes is provided by our Dispute Resolution team. We’ve helped accommodation providers, attractions and hospitality businesses with a wide range of commercial disputes, including property disputes, customer complaints, breach of contract claims and loss of tourist business.

 

We are very proud to be a Strategic Partner of Cumbria Tourism. We are also members of Keswick Tourism Association and we work closely with several other leading tourism, leisure and hospitality sector organisations in the Lake District and Cumbria.