Criminal Law

three steps to dealing with restaurant squatters

Dealing with squatters: three key steps

By Deborah Rider

Given the evolving nature of the restaurant business, many operators seek flexibility to either shut down and open up new premises or commence trading from a new site where, typically, the property may remain empty while a fit-out takes place. However...

HM Revenue & Customs detained the two restaurateurs on suspicion of evading tax

Two Edinburgh restaurateurs detained by HMRC in tax raids

By Luke Nicholls

Two restaurateurs from Edinburgh have been detained by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of failing to pay tax, as part of the on-going taskforce operation targeting restaurants across Scotland.

Breaking food hygiene rules could land you in trouble

Food hygiene, the law

By Rod Hunt

If you work in the hospitality industry, you will be in no doubt that it is one of the most heavily regulated business sectors. But do you know what the consequences are for your business and its employees if there is a breach of food safety rules?