Legal advice from people who know golf clubs
There are over 100 golf clubs in Surrey alone. TWM is legal adviser or has advised a significant number of clubs over the years, both from within the county and further afield. We work with both proprietary clubs and members' clubs.
Selling Golf Clubs
We have been involved in the legal aspects of the sale of over a dozen golf clubs across the country. The purchasers are varied, including existing landlords, but there is also interest from overseas with buyers from Korea, China and Russia amongst others.
General Commercial Legal Advice for Golf Clubs
Amendment of Management Services Agreement
Data protection advice
Business rate relief
Amendments to Articles and Bye-laws for clubs involving amongst other things advice on Equality Act and Licensing Act.
Contract advice to a club negotiating to stage a high profile televised championship
Employment Law Issues
The case of Aldeburgh Golf Club, Suffolk who agreed to pay an ex-employee £50,000 for unfair dismissal shows that clubs can be heavily penalised if procedures are not followed or complaints not investigated properly. As employers, clubs are no different from any other businesses with a payroll. We have been called upon to assist in the following areas:
Revision of employment contracts for all golf club staff
Advising a golf club resisting a claim brought by an ex-employee for unfair dismissal
Advising golf clubs on issues around redundancy
Property and Land
Property and golf club land in relation to covenants, easements, expansion and land acquisition
Transfer of title to freehold property owned by a club following a change in trustees.
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