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Kitsons sponsors the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2011

PUBLISHED: 01:16 12 May 2012 | UPDATED: 19:35 20 February 2013

Kitsons sponsors the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2011

Kitsons sponsors the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2011

In a challenging and changing environment, you need a firm with a wealth of experience to recognise problems and guide you through them by providing practical, helpful and comprehensive advice.

In a challenging and changing environment, you need a firm with a wealth of experience to recognise problems and guide you through them by providing practical, helpful and comprehensive advice.



Kitsons are leading lawyers to the Leisure, Food and Drink industry spearheaded by a nationally recognised licensing team and a strong leisure and tourism practice that has grown over 150 years from its Torquay origins into a full service law firm giving specialist advice to hotels, pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues across the South West and the UK. Extensive local experience and a wealth of commercial knowledge ensure Kitsons Leisure, Food and Drink team are recognised as being experts in their field.



Our clients include Buccaneer Holdings, Duchy Hotel Group, Shearings and Dartmoor Brewery Ltd.



Our team can guide you through:




  • Alcohol and entertainment licensing

  • Sales and acquisitions

  • Tenancy arrangements

  • Trade loan agreements

  • All aspects of running your business, such as employment, intellectual property and debt litigation



Partner in the litigation team, Rob Newman, is a proactive member of the local community and an expert at dealing with liquor licensing applications in both the Crown Court and local authority committees. Renowned in the hotel business for his vast experience and positive results, Rob has acted for such notable clients as Shearings, and similar major players in the leisure business. Rob, and the licensing team at Kitsons, is considered the best in the West Country for expert, up-to-date advice and practical, cost-effective solutions.



Dominic Hollingsworth leads the corporate team at Kitsons, advising on all aspects of the leisure industry such as pubs, hotels and restaurants. Dominics diverse knowledge promotes fast and helpful advice for all your business needs, whether in relation to a joint venture or directors agreement. Andrew Perkins has expertise in franchising issues and has recently been involved in national group litigation within the food retail sector. Andrew Smith, having gained considerable experience in high-profile leisure and tourism transactions at City firm Addleshaw Goddard, now exercises this expertise in transactions such as the acquisition of Woodbury Park Golf Hotel and Country Club.



We are particularly well-known amongst Torbays thriving tourism trade, largely as a result of Senior Partner Richard Hutchings long established connections with hoteliers in the area. Representing many significant clients in the leisure and licensing trade in the South West such as Buccaneer Holdings and The Duchy Hotel Group, Richard provides unparalleled experience and understanding of the leisure and tourism industry to clients.

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