Our specialist leisure team provides advice to pub companies, restaurants, bars, hotels, night clubs, bowling alleys and late night operators.  We act for well-known brands as well as start-up leisure operators.

The multi-disciplinary team can help to protect and promote your interests – whether you want to expand an existing leisure brand or start up a brand-new operation.

We also provide advice on premises licensing, landlord and tenant issues, employment contracts, planning, construction and fit-outs.

Key Contacts

Kevin McGuinness

Kevin McGuinness



Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • advising HMV Group Plc on its leisure portfolio, including acquisitions and disposals  of new music venues and night clubs, together with day to day management of the portfolio
  • advising All Star (Leisure) Group Limited on the development and leasing of its flagship bowling alley containing 9 bowling lanes, bars and restaurants arranged over 22,000 sq ft at the Old Truman Brewery site, Brick Lane, London
  • advising Greene King  plc on their site acquisitions for their Farmhouse Inns and Hungry Horses brands
  • advising a high street lender on the multi-million pound refinance of a leisure chain


Colin Stratton has an ability to understand complex matters and deliver commercially focussed solutions.

Chambers and Partners 2017