Business issues for owners & operators

Running a hotel involves numerous legal considerations, which owners and operators need to address if the business is to run smoothly and prosper. 

Our hotels team provides clients with integrated advice on all areas that may impact on their business and its future. These range from health and safety and employment concerns to licensing, property, banking and commercial issues.

Disputes do arise in the context of hotel operation from time to time, and we try as far as possible to resolve them outside the courts; but if it is in our clients' interests to go to court, our team includes skilled and experienced litigators.

We act for a wide range of individuals and corporate groups - hotel funders, owners, investors and designers - with hotel interests in the US, UK, Europe and other countries. With this broad-based perspective, we are able to anticipate potential problems and work with clients to devise strategies to help avoid them.

Recent Work

  • Acting for a major hotel and its general manager in defence of a sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal claim.
  • Advising major hotels on general HR issues and in particular with regards to stress issues.
  • Advising in the recruitment of a chef director of a major hotel and drafting a related consultancy agreement.


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