The retail sector is one of the most fast-moving, and therefore challenging. Retailers must keep up with an ever-changing marketplace, both in terms of their customers’ tastes and the way in which they sell their products.
This means that our specialist lawyers in this field need to keep fully abreast of changes, so that they can ensure our clients are never behind the curve. Our team also focuses on the practical nature of retailing and the need to always consider how a legal provision might operate in this environment, whether through a busy store or shopping centre or using e-tail channels. Our lawyers don’t just advise on the law, but help our clients with the commercial implications of legal decisions.
We act for occupiers, shopping centre owners and developers of mixed use schemes (which include retail, leisure and residential elements) for national, regional and start-up players, as well as for leading international retailers coming to or expanding their business in the UK. While we particularly focus on property matters (including acquisitions, developments and asset management) our broad team encompasses employment, commercial, IT/IP, tax and corporate expertise to allow us to provide a fully comprehensive service to our clients.