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Leisure sector team helps Ed and Laura secure lease for 18th century Ribble Valley pub

An historic Ribble Valley pub is looking forward to a bright future after gaining new landlords, with help from Harrison Drury’s leisure and licensing team. Ed and Laura Ashton have…

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Employee tips and service charges – Everything you need to know about the new law on allocating tips

Katy Parkinson and Ben Foulds from Harrison Drury’s employment law team detail the legal changes affecting employee tips that will come in under the new Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill…

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Government seeks feedback on plans for a new ‘use class’ for short-term lets

On April 12, 2023, the government published a consultation to introduce a separate use class for short-term lets and associated permitted development rights in England. Amanda Marwood and Zakira Vika…

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Hospitality sector update: Preparing for the King’s coronation

The government is relaxing licensing hours subject to some restrictions in England and Wales to celebrate King Charles III's coronation and has announced Monday, May 8, as an official, extra…

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Carlo’s new venue offers Clitheroe a touch of Italy

A well-known Clitheroe licensee is bringing a taste of Italy to the town with a new upmarket Italian wine bar and café. Carlo Graziani, who already owns and operates The…

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The four-day working week: How it may affect the leisure and hospitality sectors

A sixth-month pilot was recently launched in the UK to test the possible advantages of a four-day working week for both employers and employees. Harrison Drury’s employment law team explains…

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Retaining hospitality staff – A conversation with James’ Places

James’ Places is a group of hospitality businesses operating across the Ribble Valley, Lune Valley and Yorkshire Dales employing over 400 people. We spoke with group commercial director, Warren Bennett,…

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What are the latest rules on face coverings and COVID passes? – December 2021

Malcolm Ireland, head of the Leisure and Licensing team at Harrison Drury, summarises the new coronavirus regulations on face coverings and COVID-19 passes introduced in December 2021 (Last updated December…

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New laws and Code of Practice for commercial rent arrears – what does it mean for you?

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in our property litigation team at Harrison Drury, looks at the government’s newly announced Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and new Code of Practice for commercial rent arrears…

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Budget 2021 – Government listening to hospitality sector but more support needed, says Malcolm

Malcolm Ireland, the head of Harrison Drury's leisure and licensing team, has welcomed the support for the hospitality sector in the chancellor’s autumn budget announcement, though warns more measures will…

28/10/21
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