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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. Emily Leeming from Harrison Drury’s employment…


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,…


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…


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

Hasin Amin, 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…


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…


Guidance to protect employees and customers in the hospitality sector as lockdown ends

As the latest easing of lockdown commenced on July 19, 2021, the government has issued guidance for people who work in, or run restaurants, pubs and cafes and similar venues…


Treatment of tips and gratuities to be considered in parliament

Malcolm Ireland, partner and head of Harrison Drury’s leisure and licensing team outlines the potential changes for employers in the leisure and hospitality sector with regards to allocating tips to…


Harrison Drury strengthens hospitality team with Malcolm Ireland appointment

Harrison Drury has strengthened its offering to leisure and hospitality businesses by recruiting one of the UK’s leading licensing lawyers as a partner. We have appointed Malcolm Ireland, an expert…


Popular village pub in Barley saved from closure by locals

An historic Lancashire pub threatened with closure has been purchased and saved by a local consortium. Barley Mow, located in Barley, near Pendle Hill, closed in June 2020 after previous…


Latest coronavirus rules for hospitality sector – protecting your premises licence

David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, considers the new coronavirus rules for the hospitality sector and what businesses must do to comply. On Tuesday 22 September…


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