Bond Dickinson

bond-dickinson-partner-logoBond Dickinson is the law firm of choice for many major brands in the hospitality sector who trust us to protect their reputations and their assets. We offer our clients access to expertise anywhere there’s food, drink, gambling or entertainment.

We know your market. Significant value is added to our clients through combining top flight legal skills with a commercial approach and sound understanding of their business environment.

We actively engage in and are asked to participate in the consultation process on new and forthcoming legislation, as well as developing guidance on new legislation. This enables our clients to take full advantage of our knowledge and insight to plan effectively for industry-wide changes and developments.

Our eight office locations nationwide enhance our ability to support your business wherever you operate throughout the UK.

The day-to-day problems that crop up in this heavily-regulated sector are diverse and so is our team, providing clients with first class support in the following core areas.


Our specialist team advises clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance that affects the employee and customer journey during the course of an operating day in the hospitality industry including health, safety and environmental policies and procedures, fire safety regulations, food safety and food hygiene. We are experienced in advising on consumer complaints and deal with all consumer and trading law issues including promotion, advertising and under age sales. We also assist with policies, training and representation to respond quickly and effectively to critical incidents and subsequent investigations.


Our licensing experts cover England and Wales, as well as Scotland, and advise on the estate licensing administration requirements of a substantial number of national operators, including making applications for new licences and variations. Once licences are obtained, we do everything to maximise, and maintain, their effect handling, defending existing licences when reviews or challenges are made. We provide licensing advice and advocacy for all types of premises, as well as specialist commercial conveyancing assistance for licensed property acquisitions and disposals.


Our property team advises a broad range of national operators on transactions from planning, construction and development to lettings, portfolio management and contentious issues. Our understanding of the key commercial issues involved allows us to offer a service that is time and cost-effective with the minimum amount of hassle for our clients. Our dedicated property litigation specialists have extensive experience of acting for clients on 1954 Act lease renewals (opposed and non-opposed), break options, dilapidations, service charge and rent review disputes and provide bespoke training to manage risks associated with the running of large portfolios.


Our multi-specialist team offers a one-stop service for all employment matters. The team is well-versed in the day-to-day issues faced by the hospitality sector and also handles business-critical work relating to outsourcing and other structural changes. Our employment lawyers have become an integral part of management strategies in this sector, handling the full range of regulatory issues facing employers today, from restructurings and TUPE transfers to dismissals and tribunal claims.

“They have excellent knowledge of specialist legislation that affects our business and combine this with a great ability to solve problems”

-       Client quoted in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession

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Bond Dickinson
3, Temple Quay 
Temple Back East 
Bristol BS1 6DZ
T: 0845 415 0000