Leisure & hospitality

The Leisure & Hospitality industry is a broad and complex sector, and one which is susceptible to unique risks. We understand and appreciate the challenges of managing multiple venues around the country with an ever changing workforce, huge public footfall and the pressures this places on management at local and national level. We also recognise it is crucial to mitigate the impact of litigation on corporate reputation.

BLM acts for a range of leisure and hospitality clients, directly and through insurers, including pubs and breweries, hotels, health clubs, entertainment centres, recreational facilities and sports centres. We adopt a collaborative approach to working with our customers, positioning ourselves as essentially an extension of their team. We have successfully defended a variety of cases protecting reputation and safeguarding brands.

We have specific expertise in the following areas of law:

Health & Safety
Immediate legal advice and representation wherever required, at police, HSE and local authority interviews.

Environmental
Handling claims arising from exposure to hazardous substances, landfills or contaminated watercourses.

Property litigation
Advising on anti-social behaviour, possession, drafting tenancy agreements and leases, and handling issues of access.

Motor
Defendant claims services, road transport regulatory advice, policy coverage, counter-fraud investigations, recovery of insured and uninsured losses and defending RTA prosecutions.

Casualty
Investigating and defending casualty claims, with knowledge of the specific liability issues that arise, particularly in the leisure & hospitality sectors.

Product liability & recall
Product-related disputes, recalls, prosecutions and reputation-sensitive matters on behalf of multi-national corporations, retailers, suppliers and their insurers.

BLM’s Leisure & Hospitality team is more than just a legal advisory service. We may be lawyers, but our depth and breadth of experience allows us to stand beside you in dealing with the day to day issues which shape your business.

We appreciate that your main concern is running your business. Dealing with claims and insurance is not your core focus, but you can rest assured that it is ours.

Related Expertise: Casualty, Environment, Fraud, Health & safety, Motor, Occupational disease, Product liability & recall

Who to contact


Helen Grimberg

Helen Grimberg

Partner,
London



James Harvey

James Harvey

Partner and head of office,
Birmingham



Luisa Lamb

Luisa Lamb

Partner and head of office,
Manchester



Testimonials


An extremely experienced and approachable team. They know what they're doing and are very commercially minded, which is a real bonus.

Chambers and Partners 2017

BLM’s ‘up-and-coming’ department advises clients including tour operators, travel agents, insurers and excursion companies.

Legal 500 2016

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Leisure & hospitality Team

Rubina Alam

Rubina Alam

Paralegal,
Manchester


Jonathan Askin

Jonathan Askin

Partner,
London


Leighton Baldwin

Leighton Baldwin

Associate,
Manchester


Phillip Carney

Phillip Carney

Partner,
London


Laura D'Arcy

Laura D'Arcy

Senior associate solicitor,
Manchester


Helen Devery

Helen Devery

Partner,
Manchester


Clare Durkin

Clare Durkin

Senior associate,
Manchester


Fred Feistauer

Fred Feistauer

Solicitor,
Manchester


Nick Gee

Nick Gee

Partner,
Manchester


Helen Grimberg

Helen Grimberg

Partner,
London


James Harvey

James Harvey

Partner and head of office,
Birmingham


Jahanara Hussain

Jahanara Hussain

Partner,
Manchester


Luisa Lamb

Luisa Lamb

Partner and head of office,
Manchester


Claire Lawlor

Claire Lawlor

Partner,
Manchester


Stephen Lintott

Stephen Lintott

Partner,
Manchester