Kimbells Freeth’s specialist team has worked with brewers, drinks companies, pubcos and other operators in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.
Extensive experience of working with the industry means we understand how the law affects your business. On the regulatory side, we have been involved in ground breaking cases such as Passmore v. Morland, Enterprise Inns v. Carr, Scottish & Newcastle plc v. Bond and other cases relating to compliance with the Block Exemption. And we continue to act on issues central to the industry.
For example we have been involved in high profile industry transactions, such as the acquisition of Balls Brothers wine bars out of administration, buying and selling major pub and hotel portfolios, acting on a joint venture between two regional brewers, acquisition of beer brands including trade marks across worldwide jurisdictions, advising on corporate restructurings, funding and securitisation of estates, handling brand portfolios – and much more.
Experience such as this, gained on the front line, means we can speak your language and understand your business priorities.
Taking a long term view
Developing long-term relationships is an advantage for everyone; we have worked with many of our clients over a considerable time, and have invested in understanding their particular business issues and preferred ways of working. A well structured account team means that there is always consistent contact with the same lawyers, with work being handled at the most appropriate level of seniority. So while more routine work may be delegated to experienced administrators, it is always overseen by senior lawyers who can provide strategic input where required, resulting in lower cost and greater operational efficiency.
Looking to the future
We are now part of Freeth Cartwright, a national law firm with offices across the country. This means that you can call upon a wide range of technical experts and substantial resource – that provide a complete range of corporate services to meet your specific needs.
Our aspiration is to be the UK market leader in the provision of legal advice to the drinks, hospitality and leisure industry, based upon a superb track record and client base. This will be achieved by continuing to develop our links with the industry, providing specialist knowledge to the sector and delivering service which matches clients’ specific needs.
We are committed to:
- Ensuring that our team understands the issues you face
- Sharing our legal knowledge with you through regular training
- Tailoring our IT and reporting systems to suit you
- Listening to the industry and always seeing the bigger picture.