Acquisitive hotel and wedding venue operator announces partnership with law firm

James’ Places, a luxury, boutique hotel and wedding venue operator headquartered in Clitheroe, has announced Shoosmiths as its main legal partner.

Shoosmiths acted on the group’s recent multimillion-pound re-financing package with Barclays which was announced last week.

It is now working on an acquisition target to support the group’s expansion plan.

Bowland Inns & Hotels Limited, t/a James’ Places, owns and operates a collection of venues in the Ribble Valley, Lune Valley and the Yorkshire Dales, boasting a portfolio of eight sites with an ambitious expansion and acquisition strategy.

James Warburton, managing director of James’ Places, said: “We were delighted with the support that Shoosmiths provided during the re-financing deal with Barclays. We are confident that they will be a great addition to our team and provide the appropriate legal advice to help us achieve our expansion plans. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank James Foster, Judy Fawcett and Anna Robson for their support so far and look forward to our continued relationship.”

Anna Robson, banking and finance partner at Shoosmiths, said: “We were delighted to have supported James’ Places on its refinancing. This is an extremely exciting deal which demonstrates the thriving wedding and high-quality hospitality market in the north. We look forward to the future for the group, set for continued growth.”

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