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Retail and leisure

Key facts

£15 billion
Revenue generated by our top 20 clients per year.

19, 800
Retail stores operated by our top 20 clients throughout the UK.

34, 200
Retail stores operated by our top 20 clients worldwide.

We offer a complete range of commercial legal services, providing advice to some of the most well known brands in the retail and leisure sectors. Our services include all aspects of commercial law, real estate, litigation, employers' liability, public liability and product liability claims, employment, pensions, competition law, debt recovery and regulatory matters.

Our retail and leisure team has an in-depth understanding and grounding in the commercial environment in which our clients operate, having acted for household brands for over 40 years.  We use our legal expertise and know how in order to shape the commercial decisions our clients must make all the way through the supply chain, complimenting our expertise in the transport and logistics sector.

In a constantly changing environment, with high-level exposure to the public and issues around brand protection and maintenance, the retail and leisure sectors are subject to unique legal issues. In a time of increased technological advancements and vastly changing consumer experiences this has never been truer.  Our immersion in these sectors means we have been able to develop software products to assist with the opportunities and challenges technology brings to our clients.  Our award winning IT systems are a real differentiator for us, adding tangible value to our clients’ businesses. We have developed our Converge and Retail products which enable us to pass the benefit of investment in our systems and procedures onto our clients.

Our retail clients include national chains, department stores and supermarkets, while in the leisure sector we represent pub and club chains, hotels, gyms, sports centres and amusement parks.

Whatever the size or type of your undertaking, we provide the same personal, efficient, high quality service. We understand that although our IT is a differentiator, our knowledge of the law and your commercial drivers need to remain at the core of our advice. We assess each case from your perspective and recommend the action that is in your best interests. We work closely with you and, where applicable, your insurers to help you achieve your objectives as cost-effectively and time-efficiently as possible.

As part of our comprehensive offering, we can provide complementary services to our core advice such as boardroom training as well as a suite of value added services tailored to your business.

Professional expertise of a high level, and the client service second to none. They have become highly successful partners for our business.


Chambers & Partners 2016

Matthew Williamson
"Whatever the size or type of your undertaking, we provide the same high quality legal service to compliment our innovative and award winning IT systems."
Matthew Williamson

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