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Leisure and Tourism

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
  • consumer rights
  • data protection
  • disputes
  • employment law advice
  • inheritance and specialist tax advice
  • planning permission
  • renewable energy
  • sale and purchase
  • site licensing
  • succession planning.

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.



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