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Leisure, Food & Drink

Specialist legal advice for the leisure, food & drink sector

Kitsons solicitors have grown from their founding base in Torbay, to become one of the country's leading law firms for licensing, food & drink, leisure, gambling, entertainment, venues and accommodation. With lawyers renowned for their specialist skills and specific experience in these areas, the firm has built up an impressive portfolio of clients seeking their advice. These include pub chains, hotels, clubs, retailers and food manufacturers of varying size. Such as Shearings Holidays, Riverford Organic, Dartmoor Brewery, Powderham Castle, Duchy Hotel Group and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

Our knowledge of the sector and the relationships with key players and agents gives significant financial advantages to clients from business and property transactions, contracts, funding, leases and licensing, to franchising, corporate governance and equity investments. Both the employment  and litigation teams have first class reputations to the extent many clients use the firm as a first port of call when a problem looms.

We have experience in:

  • Food, drink, entertainment and gambling licensing
  • Hotels
  • Pubs
  • Commercial contracts
  • Franchising
  • Business sales & acquisitions
  • Commercial property
  • Employment issues
  • Raising finance and equity investments
  • Dispute resolution & litigation