Pragma provides specialist services to the hospitality sector.  Our team advises and acts for clients operating hotels, restaurants, cafés, bars/nightclubs, food trucks and other related hospitality industries.

We assist our clients in a multitude of operational, day-to-day and contentious matters including planning, leasing, food safety regulation, liquor licensing, music and performance rights, noise complaints, and employee matters.

We also provide strategic advice for the hospitality businesses in all stages including:

For new businesses, advice on business structures and the purchase of existing businesses.

For established businesses, advice on expansion, franchising, licensing, systemisation, operating additional locations and tax implications.

For exiting businesses, advice on the sale of the business, exit strategies, succession planning, reverse due diligence and settlement.

What our clients say about us.

Aaron and his team at Pragma have made tough situations as easy and seamless as possible for my business and I. I have dealt with Aaron for over 5 years now, and cannot thank them enough for all their assistance and guidance throughout this time. Always professional and approachable, I couldn’t think of anyone else to handle our legal matters – thanks Pragma!

Ben Randall

I’ve been totally overwhelmed by the support and professionalism of Pragma Lawyers. We had a very complicated exit from Paddington Alehouse but with Pragma’s expertise we were able to negotiate a great result for business. Also in interim we have to deal with some aggressive creditors but with the normal professionalism by Pragma it was all negotiated successfully. Thanks once again to all the team at Pragma.

Neil Randall


Aaron McDonald

Managing Director

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