Legal briefs: Restaurant steams into old shipping warehouse

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MANCHESTER law firm Kuits Solicitors has advised Violet Hospitality on the launch of its debut site, Urban Cookhouse, in Manchester city centre.
 
Kuits advised the management of the Salford-based hospitality firm on its commercial lease, led by commercial property partner Martin Davies, and its licensing application, led by head of licensing Tony Lyons.
 
The new restaurant, bar and lounge will be located at 54 Princess Street, a former shipping warehouse within central Manchester.
 
Violet Hospitality is managed and owned by local restaurateur Tim Coulston, who is looking to modernise the North West’s food and drink scene with his own new and unique ideas.
 
The restaurant will be open all week for lunch and dinner, with the lounge offering a relaxed space to enjoy music and drinks throughout the night, thanks to its unique New York loft style.
 
Martin Davies commented: “We are delighted to have worked with Tim in providing a comprehensive legal service offering for this new venture, and are looking forward to the launch.”

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LAW firm Pannone Corporate has beaten off tough competition to win a tender with SSP UK, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide.

The Manchester firm has also further cemented its long-standing working relationship with online fashion retailer boohoo.com after being selected, together with Wilson Gunn Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, as the preferred partners for the provision of IP legal services following a competitive tender.

Pannone managing partner Paul Jonson added: “These are excellent wins for the firm and reflect our growth aspirations. We are continuing to expand our client base and these appointments are recognition of the strength and reputation of our teams.”

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