Christopher Ainsworth

About Christopher Ainsworth

Christopher has extensive experience in advising brewers, tenanted and managed pub companies, restaurant and hotel operators. He advises national and regional brewers on competition issues and the regulatory framework and deals with ongoing leasehold acquisitions.

Rent arrears. Plan ahead for Covid-19

By |2020-03-17T10:00:04+01:00March 16th, 2020|

Covid-19 is here.  It is impacting the hospitality and leisure sector with a concern that tenants will be in financial difficulties soon.   Landlords need to plan ahead to protect tenant’s welfare and their own business interests.  What you can do to be proactive now? Will a tenant’s insurance cover any downturn in profits? Some tenants [...]

Customer safety this Christmas

By |2019-12-03T15:12:22+01:00November 12th, 2019|

A licensee has reported that customers feel safer after introduction of mandatory entry searches for everyone entering his premises after 11pm. This follows a Court of Appeal case a couple of years ago which considered the extent of the duty of care owed by a bar to its customers after 2 men were stabbed by another customer. Operators of licensed premises might like to consider their own duty to clientele, particularly during the busy Christmas period.