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Love Your Legal is the collaboration of Love Your Pub and Napthens

Welcome to Napthens

At Napthens we’ve been delivering award-winning legal services to clients locally, regionally, and nationally from our hubs in the North west, for more than a century. Our strength is in our relationships, working together with our clients, our colleagues and our communities: we are sector specialists in leisure and licensing too having been part of that advisory community for over 40 years.

We act for over 200 breweries nationwide, The Society of Independent Brewers Association (and we manage and run their National Legal & Business Helpline) and we act for over 450 regional and national hotel and leisure operators. We take the time to understand your needs and therefore we provide the legal advice and support you need to achieve better outcomes in business – and in life and in your sector We believe that together is better, so contact us today and find out how we can help.

Services for business

We take the time to fully understand your business objectives and needs – especially with where you want it to take it – be that growth, profit generation or acquiring another site. We have the breadth of expertise you need, from corporate and commercial law, through to commercial property (leases, sales and purchases), litigation, employment (for managers, full and part time employees working in your outlets), licensing and any required dispute resolution.

  • Commercial law
  • Commercial agricultural property
  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Corporate law services
  • Employment law and HR
  • Licensing – AfterHours
  • Rural law
  • Legal support as your business grows in this sector

A growing business in the leisure sector needs specifically tailored legal support that focuses on providing solutions to ensure your structure is sound, mitigates risk and future proofed. Whether it’s expanding the workforce, refurbishing premises, seeking new funding, safeguarding your license or requiring new premises, you can move forward with confidence knowing the team at Napthens will by your side, every step of the way.

A considered and clear approach to exiting your business

We have significant experience in guiding individuals, families and teams through the exit strategy of a business be that succession, maximising a return on the business you have built or simply having a change of direction in life. For example, last year we transacted over 2,800 property transactions many of which were in the licensed sector so we understand the process and how you should feel with first class service. Legal support is vital during this process to ensure that all parties involved, including financial advisors, accountants, sellers and buyers, work together for a smooth transition and the optimal outcome. Our experience for both buyers, landlord, tenants and sellers will deliver the right legal advice at the right time, before, during and after the process – in plain English and on commercial terms.

Services for you

Asking for help can be daunting at the best of times, and you are more likely to need a solicitor in times of stressful situations. We are here to assist you when you are either moving home, to support you when relationships break down, make that will you keep putting off and to help you properly plan for your future.

  • Family law and divorce
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Wealth management
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Unexpected life changes

Thinking about the time when we’re no longer around, can be a difficult subject for most people, however it’s something that needs careful planning, supported by legal advice. We will provide empathy and help you plan for those times, and also guide you to take appropriate measures in the event of a sudden illness or accident, particularly one that leaves you incapacitated and unable to deal with your personal affairs – lasting powers of attorney and wills are some simple tools to be organised and more future-proof for those around you.

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