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Napthens and AfterHours partnership will deliver strategic advice to hospitality industry

Napthens has been confirmed as the legal and licensing partner of hospitality promotion business Love Your Pub, supporting premises, owners and licensees across the UK.


The support for hospitality sector to members of Love Your Pub will be from both Napthens and AfterHours, delivering specialist guidance on areas including licensing issues, employment law, HR, commercial and dispute resolution.


Love Your Pub works closely with both trade suppliers and brand owners behind the scenes to add further value to its members venues.


It brings together the trade and public on one unique online platform in the hospitality sector, something that’s not been previously available.


Jamie Allison, partner and head of real estate at Napthens, said: “This exciting partnership with Love Your Pub is part of a strategic move to increase our support of the often-beleaguered hospitality industry.


“Napthens and AfterHours are perfectly placed to deliver expert advice to help navigate businesses through issues they might face from licensing, employment, commercial or property related concerns.


“Indeed, AfterHours was created to provide a unique packaged offering which no other law firm offers in the same way, underpinned by insurance and training provision, and dedicated to supporting hospitality industry.


“Love Your Pub’s values and missions align perfectly to that of AfterHours and Napthens, which means our support services merge seamlessly.


“And this was proved within 24 hours of the partnership being agreed, as the team received numerous enquiries for support from a range of our service offerings.”


The partnership will see Napthens also support on the acquisition and sales of licensed premises across the UK, and will sit alongside the support already provided to members of SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers).


Dave Bevan, founder and CEO of Love Your Pub, said: “I knew we had the perfect partner for legal and licensing support the moment I met Jamie, Gill and the team.


“They want to ensure the long-term sustainability of the hospitality sector, and will play a key role in ensuring businesses across the UK are appropriately supported.


“All premises need expert support to survive and even grow, and in Napthens and AfterAthena I know they will provide appropriate guidance to deliver on legal and licensing rules.”

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