Tourism & Leisure

We’re there for all seasons.

The tourism and leisure sector is dynamic and vibrant.  It is home to a host of diverse businesses from sole traders to SMEs, to multi-national organisations and is a vital part of the UK’s economy.

The sector needs responsive and informed legal advice to ensure it remains competitive and serves its clients. This is why at Wilkin Chapman solicitors our cross-specialism lawyers provide you with not just legal expertise, but commercially focused legal expertise. 

Who do we act for?

Serving local, regional and national clients our expansive legal service is tailored to suit every client’s needs.  We act for a wide range of tourism and leisure businesses including:

  • Hotels, guest houses and other visitor accommodation
  • Caravan Parks
  • Garden Centres
  • Public Houses
  • Cafes and tea-rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Farm shops
  • Theme Parks 
  • Visitor attractions
  • Golf and sporting clubs 

We have advised on establishing new developments such as hotel complexes and on the purchase of many commercial sites such as pubs, restaurants and garden centres. When considering refinancing, we have the legal experts in place and excellent contacts with all the local banks.

We also provide a comprehensive  service for existing businesses with our HR support and advice line, and help from our experts in employment law, licensing, regulation, debt recovery and disputes.

Wilkin Chapman act for businesses ranging from small family concerns to large national companies.  We also advise many accommodation providers from the independent guest houses to large hotels chains. With our broad range of legal advisers, our service is tailored to suit every client’s need.

Business growth, development and diversification

Businesses are finding more pressure on the bottom line than ever before.

Are you considering diversification to maximise the possibilities for your land or current business or looking at growing your business?

Whatever strategy you are considering, whether the creation of a farm shop, visitor attraction, woodland accommodation or developing your existing business further, help is at hand to ensure you make the decision that is right for you.

Maximise your potential and explore how to better utilise your assets. With new funding streams to assist the development of the tourism sector, there has never been a better time to consider a fresh approach to business.

So, whatever your plans are and whatever support you need, we want you to have the peace of mind to know that your legal services are in good hands.

Agriculture Law

Today's farmers and landowners face many challenges and opportunities. With the increasing complexity of running a farming business, it is essential that you have access to the best possible legal advice. We are acknowledged as one of the region's leading agricultural law firms and can provide you with a complete legal service for all your business and personal needs.

Our team of expert agricultural law solicitors have strong links to the farming community, and our specialist legal knowledge has led to our involvement in working parties advising on the technicalities of agricultural law. However, our philosophy remains to provide you, our client, with practical and cost-effective legal advice to get the job done.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property team can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Employment Law & HR Advice

We advise businesses of all sizes, including national businesses who are based in our immediate area and beyond. Our team of expert lawyers have over 50 years' experience in dealing with employment matters and are committed to providing cost effective advice.

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Licensing

We are able to offer a licensing service dealing with all types of licensing applications. We can undertake full licensing applications for new premises, personal licences and temporary event notices.

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