The leisure industry is characterised by its people and the quality of the service it can deliver to the public in an ever increasingly competitive market where offering real quality makes the difference between success and failure. Whether you are a business owner, investor, operator or lender, we have the expertise and industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The industry is subject to a wide range of regulation affecting licensing, health and safety and other operational matters, which this sector faces. Our lawyers are experienced in assisting businesses in this sector navigating these issues. One of our leisure clients commented: “We have found Spencer West to be very efficient, informative and most of all, great value. Thank you to all the team.”

What we advise on
  • the acquisition and restructuring of hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants and other leisure facilities, including real estate issues, brand management and operating agreements
  • commercial contracts and franchising
  • employment contracts including for executive staff within the organisation and HR
  • immigration compliance
  • tax including tax structuring, onshore and offshore
Who we work with
  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • technology companies in the hospitality and leisure sector
  • clubs including private members clubs
  • bars and public houses
  • casinos and betting and gaming companies
  • event venues
  • festivals
  • music shows and performances

Meet our team

Andrew Bird
Partner – Corporate
Jowanna Conboye
Partner - Intellectual Property; Technology; Commercial
Andrew Gilbert
Partner – Dispute Resolution/Corporate and Commercial
Stephen Harris
Partner - Real Estate/Commercial Property
Frances-Yvonne Igweh
Partner – Head of Africa Practice, Construction, Engineering & Projects
Simon Kenny
Partner - Immigration
David Morton
Partner - Finance