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About Us

Experience that counts.

Freeths’ specialist team has worked with brewers, drinks companies, pubcos and other operators in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.

Freeths’ specialist hospitality team has worked with drinks companies, hotels and operators in the hospitality and leisure industry for over 25 years, for much as that time being known as Kimbells. Having become part of the national Freeth Cartwright Group in 2011, we changed our name to Freeths in June 2014.

As a strong national brand, with many legal specialists, we are able to support hospitality businesses across the UK, whatever their needs.

Extensive experience of working with the industry means we understand from a practical perspective how the law affects the sector. On the regulatory side we have been involved in a number of ground breaking cases and we continue to act be the first to comment on issues central to the industry, such as the Statutory Code.

We have been involved in high profile industry transactions, such as the acquisition of businesses out of administration, buying and selling major pub and hotel portfolios, acting on joint ventures, 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.

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.

Leo Skinner | Partner


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