Hotels, Leisure & Hospitality

The hotels, leisure, tourism and hospitality sector is at the core of our commercial activities. Our team of experts is led by partners Nick Arthur and Emma Napper. They have developed their specialist knowledge through many years of practice and their local knowledge of the industry is particularly valued by our clients.

Leisure industry expertise

Our local knowledge of the leisure industry in the south west is particularly valued by our clients in the acquiring, leasing and disposing of:

  • Hotels;
  • Guest houses;
  • Pubs;
  • Bed & Breakfast businesses;
  • Restaurants; and
  • Leisure Facilities and Caravan Sites.

We offer a comprehensive legal service to businesses engaged in this sector throughout the whole of the South West and beyond.

Licensing expertise

Our hotels, leisure, tourism and hospitality team incorporates specialist licensing lawyers who are able to deal with all aspects of licensing.

We provide a full range of licensing services, including:

  • Licence Transfers;
  • Temporary Event Notices; and
  • Licence Variations.

Give us a call to discuss your requirements in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Areas of Specialism:

While we might not want to think about dying, we owe it to our loved ones to put our affairs in order by making a will and keeping it up to date. This allows us to make financial provision for the people and good causes we really care about. It can also safeguard vulnerable beneficiaries, preserve assets from being exhausted by Care Home fees and, above all, with careful planning it can reduce the impact of Inheritance Tax. It also allows you to protect your children’s inheritance from the consequences of re-marriage.
We provide a full range of estate administration services including: obtaining a Grant of Representation, dealing with the deceased’s tax affairs (Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax) realising the assets, settling debts and distributing the estate. Where appropriate we can also help you make substantial tax savings, for example by varying the Will. If the estate includes a farm or business which needs to be sold or wound up we can work closely with our agricultural and commercial law teams to ensure that the transaction proceeds smoothly.
We can advise on the creation and registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney. An LPA is a legal document which effectively delegates the power to manage your financial affairs to an “attorney” should you lose capacity to manage your own affairs. Having an LPA not only makes financial sense, but offers invaluable peace of mind.
We are experienced in dealing with the Court of Protection; whether it is the registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney or making an application for Deputyship. The combination of our caring approach and specialist expertise in the provision of legal services for the elderly will give you peace of mind.
Inheritance disputes are becoming increasingly common. We can advise on the best steps to take to avoid a dispute arising. Our specialist contentious probate department can also deal with any claim under the Inheritance Act or a challenge to the validity of a will.

Work with our team:

Nick Arthur
Partner
Nick Arthur is head of Slee Blackwell's Commercial Department. He is tremendously experienced, having been specialising in business law and commercial property since the early 1980s.
Nick Arthur
Partner
Nick Arthur is head of Slee Blackwell's Commercial Department. He is tremendously experienced, having been specialising in business law and commercial property since the early 1980s.