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Concert halls traditionally were intended for classical instrumental music but are now used to host a variety of acts. The Royal Albert Hall, one of the UK’s most famous concert halls, can seat over 5,200 people and is host to over 350 events each year.

Examples of work undertaken by our lawyers

  • Advised and secured licences for multiple concerts including Bruce Springsteen, Adele and other high-profile artists.

  • Advised on a dispute regarding the procurement process for events contracts.

  • Secured dilapidations from numerous parties for damage caused to a large premises after an event.

  • Drafted and negotiated a lease for an open air theatre at Regent's Park.

Davitt Jones Bould specialists


Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition and disposal of premises

  • Negotiation and drafting of leases and licences to occupy

  • Rent reviews

  • Planning permissions

  • Events licences and contracts for covering complex clauses for crowd capacity, noise control, liability for death or injury and access for construction and dismantling infrastructure

  • Securing fees and dilapidations for damage caused to the concert hall after an event

  • Environmental issues including nuisances and rights to light

  • Procurement for events contractors

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