Restaurants and hotels, pubs and coffee shops, fast food and fine dining - the hospitality industry is incredibly diverse and employs vast numbers of people. 

We understand the immense pressures facing your sector and already act as a strategic advisor to many businesses, ranging from FTSE listed operations to franchised brands.

From day one, the Irwin Mitchell team will work as an extension of your own. This means you can focus on what really matters – looking after your employees, delivering for your customers and growing your business.

Evolving immigration laws, shifting consumer demands around health as well as broader environmental factors are constantly influencing the sector. On top of this, technology and data are revolutionising every aspect of business, from farm to fork. With us by your side, you can be confident that we’ll provide clear legal advice, tailored to the needs of your business.

Contact Us

If you operate in the hospitality sector our experienced lawyers can provide you with commercial legal support. Give our team a call on 0808 291 6784 or get in touch online.

UK City Tracker Report - 2023

Latest Economic Report By Irwin Mitchell

Our latest report estimates the UK is in a recession, with the cost-of-living crisis and consumer spending squeeze being felt. Unlike some other forecasters, we expect the UK’s economy will be growing again by the second half of the year. 

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Case study – Resolving A Local Micro-Brewery’s Trademark Dispute

Working with passionate and innovative businesses is at the heart of what we do. When Intrepid Brewing Company – a microbrewery based in the Derbyshire Dales – fell into a trademark dispute with a large national brewer, our lawyers were able to help.

After the dispute was resolved, we jumped at the chance to head down to the brewery for the day to brew our own collaboration beer, Trade Mark IPA.

The beer was a twist on the traditional India Pale Ale, named to draw attention to the value of intellectual property rights for small businesses. It was launched to coincide with the first anniversary of Intrepid’s beer being sold in pubs, and to mark the end of the trademark dispute.

It was important for the branding of Trade Mark IPA to tell something of the story behind the relationship between us and Intrepid, which started with a trade mark dispute, and for it to make people think about the value of branding and the associated legal issues."

Alex Newman, Head of Intellectual Property

Awards & Accreditation

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

“The team is incredibly responsive - they provide a good-quality advice and service."

Chambers & Partners, 2022
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“Great internal communication, multifunctional teamwork, ease and effectiveness of communication between team and client”

Legal 500, 2022

“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

MD of regional property agent

Find one of our solicitors near you

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.