Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised on the high profile acquisition of a large brewery in the South West.

  • Advised on the acquisition of a national pub and restaurant chain including their high value freehold and leasehold licensed properties.

  • Advised on the £37 million disposal of 54 freehold and leasehold public houses on behalf of a FTSE listed company.

  • Acted on the acquisition and subsequent re financing of a high street chain of wine bars on behalf of a FTSE listed company.

  • Advised on joint venture agreements with operators of leisure centres and licensed premises.

DJB specialists

  • Emma Tonkin (Partner) 

  • Tina Durani (Partner)

  • Sophie Philippon-Thomas (Partner) 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Licensing of premises for use

  • Acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold public houses

  • Acquisition of chain businesses including all freehold and leasehold properties

  • Lease of tied pubs from brewery to tenant

  • Planning obligations

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There are over 50,000 pubs in the UK, contributing an estimated £22 billion to the economy and employing around 900,000 staff. While the number of pubs in the UK is declining, many chains are exploring food and coffee as a way of increasing revenue.




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