Leisure and tourism is one of the South West’s most important industries, and is vital to the UK economy. In the South West alone, visitor spend is estimated at around £10 billion, and the sector creates local employment for over a quarter of a million people.
Combining local knowledge and internationally renowned expertise
With offices across Devon and Cornwall, and proven services that include specialisms to support the region’s key industries, Stephens Scown is a preferred legal partner for tourism and leisure clients across the South west and beyond.
Our multi-disciplinary team supports leisure and tourism businesses, from holiday parks to hotels, restaurants and attractions, with commercially astute, far-reaching and in-depth legal support.
We offer full support and advice on:
brand protection and intellectual property law
employment law advice
inheritance and specialist tax advice
sale and purchase
Our experience includes:
acting for Wookey Hole on the purchase of a holiday park
acting for the sellers of a boutique Cornwall hotel and wedding venue
dealing with litigation brought by family members contesting a will which involved a chalet park
assisting with application for a brown tourist sign for a local café
successfully representing Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park in an unfair dismissal claim
advising numerous leisure gift shops and cafés on their leases and renewals
acting for a community energy project on installing solar at a leisure centre
providing lease advice for Tourist Information centres
providing HR support for various hotels through our HRExpress product
trademark filing for Gaia Spa and Boringdon Hall
advising a unique luxury holiday cottage and homes business on a range of IP and data protection matters.