Food Industry Lawyers in Devon

Leisure, Food and Drink

Kitsons Solicitors Sectors leisure food and drink

Specialist food industry lawyers offering 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
  • Insurance issues

Client Testimonial:
“The Corporate Services Team at Kitsons acted on our behalf in the sale of our businesses. I can not recommend them highly enough. Natalie and Rosie were very efficient and ensured the completion deadline was met. They were always available to help, and were very professional.” 

– Owner, SME in Food and Drink Sector

Your leisure, food & drink team are...

Kitsons Solicitors - James Cross

James CrossPartner and Head of Litigation

James is a Partner and Head of our Litigation team

Kitsons Solicitors - Patrick Gaskins

Patrick GaskinsPartner and Head of Property

Patrick is a Partner and Head of our Property team in Torquay

Jayme NicholsonPartner and Head of Employment

Jayme is a Partner and Head of our Employment Team

Corri PedrickPartner

Corri is a Partner in our Business Team

Christian RobertsonPartner

Christian is a Partner in our Commercial Team

Kitsons Solicitors - Rosie Evans

Rosie EvansAssociate

Rosie is an Associate in our Employment Team

Kitsons Solicitors - Ang Beresford

Angie BeresfordLegal Support Assistant

Angie is Lead Secretary and a Legal Support Assistant in our Litigation team

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