Retail and leisure

Our services

We are recognised as one of the leading firms in the country in these sectors due to our breadth of experience and varied client base.



– acting on leases of shops, bars, restaurants and other leisure premises for tenants and landlords

– acting on assignments and surrenders

– acting on underlettings

– advising on all landlord and tenant issues relating to the occupation of retail and leisure premises including dilapidations, service charge disputes, break clauses etc.


Client Base

Our clients include landlords, international retailers, hoteliers, bar and restaurant operators, as well as smaller retail shops and local pubs.


We often give potential clients free advice and assistance at the commercial negotiation stage to help get deals done.


Recent Deals

A selection of our recent work includes:


Ottolenghi: acting for the celebrity chef in the acquisition of various new café/deli/restaurant sites including Pavilion Road, Chelsea and Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead.


Café Volonte: acting for café chain Cafe Volonté on the acquisition of new site on Piccadilly.


Advising Michelin Star chef Adam handling in relation to his various restaurant sites including his Flag Ship Covent Garden site.


Acting for a pub operator across a mix of tied and free of tie pubs and advising in relation to the Pubs Code break of tie legislation and dealing with all associated arbitration work to break the tie on 2 of the pub sites.


Advising a pub operator in relation to the acquisition of a craft beer brewery in Surrey including dealing with all liquor licensing aspects to help this operator to complete this vertical integration move.


Elephant Taverns: Acting for a pub operator on the acquisition of famous gastropubs in Shoreditch and Islington, and subsequent advice in connection with applications under the Pubs Code Adjudicator to break the tie under the relevant leases.


Atul Kochhar: Acting for twice Michelin starred chef in relation to new restaurant premises at the Old Westminster Fire Station and at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.


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4th Floor,
The Pavilion,
118 Southwark Street
London, SE1 0SW
0203 603 2667
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