Hotel & Catering Law

Main topics of study:

Law & the Legal System:

  • Legislation
  • The Common Law
  • Going to Law

The Catering Enterprise:

  • Choosing the Form of Business Enterprise
  • The Proprietor or Sole Trader
  • Partnership
  • Companies

Hotel & Catering Premises:

  • Acquisition of Premises
  • The Hotelier’s Liability as an Occupier of Premises
  • Public Health & Hygiene
  • Fire Safety
  • Lost Property Found on the Premises
  • Staff Accommodation
  • Security

The Hotelier & the Guest:

  • The Contract of Booking
  • Consumer Protection & Booking Contracts
  • The Registration of Guests
  • Inns
  • Duties of the Innkeeper
  • The Innkeeper’s Duty Towards the Property of Guests
  • The Enforcement of the Innkeeper’s Duties
  • The Innkeeper’s Liability as an Occupier of Premises
  • The Rights of an Innkeeper
  • The Rights & Duties of a Hotel
  • Non-Payment by Guests & Travellers

The Restaurateur & the Customer:

  • Contracts for the Sale of Food & Drink
  • Criminal Liability for the Sale of Food & Drink
  • Refusing Service to the Customer
  • Theft by Customers

Commercial Contracts & the Caterer:

  • Standard Form Contracts
  • The Terms of a Commercial Contract

Licensing Law:

  • Liquor Licensing
  • Restaurants, Hotels & Clubs
  • Permitted Hours
  • The Conduct of Licensed Premises
  • Weights & Measures
  • Miscellaneous Licences
  • Liability of Intoxicated Customers

Individual Rights & Duties in Relation to the Contract of Employment:

  • The Contract of Employment
  • The Terms of the Contract of Employment
  • Remuneration
  • The Rights of Employees During Employment
  • Dismissal
  • Redundancy

Safety & Working Conditions:

  • Civil Aspects of Health & Safety at Work
  • Offices, Shops & Railway Premises Act 1963
  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Accidental Dangerous Occurrences
  • People at Special Risk
  • Insurance Against Injuries

The Employer, the Employee & the Trade Union:

  • Trade Unions
  • The Employee’s Rights as a Trade Unionist
  • The Closed Shop
  • Trade Union Ballots