Hospitality, Leisure & Retail

Providing crucial corporate, commercial and financial support and expertise

Hospitality, Leisure & Retail

Scotland’s hospitality, leisure and retail sectors embrace a spectrum of businesses including hotels, pubs and restaurants, travel and tourism operators, sporting and leisure facilities.

While markets remain vibrant, the sector is under constant pressure to deliver innovation, quality and value.

Investment in hotels, sports and recreational centres, retail parks, travel centres, restaurants and shopping malls help future-proof the sector. The Digital age presents further opportunities. With the right support and guidance, innovation and creativity can thrive, and dividends can be realised.

As a full service firm, Stronachs has a range of experienced advisers operating across all our teams to support businesses operating in the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors.

Our clients range from individuals and start-ups to established national and international corporations.  Many are family-run businesses with needs specific to family circumstances and traditions.

Acting for owners and operators in the sector, we provide skilled advice and support for all corporate and commercial property matters, employment, environmental, health and safety issues, dispute resolution, licensing, banking and finance.

Our lawyers understand the needs of businesses operating in this sector and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience enabling us to be proactive, commercial and innovative.   Our focus is on understanding your needs, minimising risk and helping your business succeed in what is a highly competitive marketplace.


Commercial Property

Dispute Resolution

Renewable Energy Projects

Company Start Ups, Sales and Purchases

Employment advice

Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Anya Duncan

Partner, Employment
T: 01224 845 907
M: 07587 034 700

Liz Stewart

Partner, Commercial Property
T: 01224 845 859
M: 07587 034 705

Ross Gardner

Partner, Head of Corporate
T: 01224 845 879
M: 07739 171 075

Ross Linn

Partner, Corporate
T: 01463 663 390
M: 07811 958 214

Hospitality, Leisure & Retail News & Insights

Cybersecurity for Professional Services Seminar with Mitigo

November 15, 2023

Cybersecurity for Professional Services : Breakfast Seminars with Mitigo Cybersecurity

Aberdeen : 28 Albyn Place at 8am on 21 Nov 2023

Inverness : The Kingsmills Hotel at 8am on 22 Nov 2023

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024

October 23, 2023

The 2024 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both.  The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.

CPI Award – Deborah Law

August 28, 2023

Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.

Promotions June 2023

June 1, 2023

On 1 June 2023 Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, announced a number of internal promotions. 

Neil Forbes, on behalf of the Board, said:

“We are very pleased to announce that Kirsten Anderson of our private client team and Callum Armstrong of our corporate team have been assumed as Partners.  Both joined Stronachs as trainees and it is testament to their ability and commitment to the firm and its clients that they have achieved partnership at this stage of their career.