Pubs and Restaurants


We have a particular background in helping with the legal work for buying and selling public houses and restaurants, both freehold and leasehold – including Enterprise Inns leases and Punch Taverns leases – and in acting for new pub tenants taking on leases.

If you are brave enough to get involved in this sort of business, or are planning to move on or retire from it, please take a look at our resources designed specifically for this:

Feel free to telephone Justin Nelson on 01580 767100 or email him if you have any preliminary questions or need any advice.  While we cannot currently handle the actual conveyancing work, we will be happy to give you the benefit of our experience in this field, and there may be aspects that you want us to handle for you.  In many cases, we can liaise with a conveyancer to ensure the legal work of buying or selling both the freehold or leasehold property and the pub business is carried out efficiently and effectively – and normally at a lower cost and more smoothly than using a lawyer who is less familiar with pub legal work.

Further, if you are selling a pub in Kent or East Sussex, Justin is happy to visit you on a “no obligation” basis to discuss the legal process, assess your paperwork, etc – that way, you can see for yourself at no cost whether we know what we are talking about and whether you can get along with us as your lawyers.