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Retail & Leisure

The retail sector is a barometer of the economy: times have been testing over the past few years, and our high-calibre and experienced team is able to help you face those challenges.

Our key clients represent over 500 stores, with in excess of £60m turnover, so we are absorbed in the industry, and have fantastic sector knowledge. 

From employee issues to lease renewals, IP protection to supply agreements, we have a well-informed and industry-aware retail solicitors team to keep you on the right track, and who can focus on the commercial as well as the legal context.

Our cutting edge retail conferences and workshops are committed to bringing you the latest knowledge impacting on the sector. At previous events, senior retail professionals heard from eBay, John Lewis, Clarks, Barclays and Deloitte on multi-channel retail.

Our annual Bristol and London retail dinners provide a forum for discussion between directors and senior managers from high profile retail companies, including Jack Wills, Hobbs and Paperchase. 


Recent experience

  • Acting for the management team in the MBO of the Gro Group, the award-winning global nursery brand.
  • Advising a retailer in securing an exclusive master franchise agreement and sub-franchise arrangements for the UK and Republic of Ireland for high-end coffee shops.
  • Advising a leading global toy brand retailer on the global strategy and enforcement of international intellectual property rights, following the identification of counterfeit goods in the market.
  • Advising Semafone in complex negotiations with major retailers for the implementation of its patented and PCI-compliant secure voice transaction solution for contact centres and retailers taking Card-holder Not Present payments.
  • Advising a well-known cosmetics brand on their branding strategy and trade mark protection.
  • Advising the leading retailer of outdoor clothing, equestrian, shooting, garden and farming products on a business management information system designed to establish a replacement group-wide integrated business solution.
  • Defending Employment Tribunal claims, contract and policy drafting and implementation, resolving complex disciplinary and grievance issues, and the restructuring of group pension schemes for a leading retailer.