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Retail & leisure

A complete range of commercial legal services, advising some of the best-known brands in retail, hospitality and leisure. We've been acting for household names for over 40 years.

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We've been acting for household names including national chains, department stores and supermarkets for over 40 years. As you'd expect with that kind of track record, our retail team has an in-depth understanding of your sector, in terms of both historic commercial issues that retailers have faced across the supply chain and what the future holds for retailers looking to develop their multi or omnichannel offering.

Our expertise and successful track record means we act for a broad range of retailers from multi-national high street names with thousands of units, to high-end fashion outlets and independents.

Knowing the commercial drivers for retailers means we can apply our expertise and help shape your strategic decisions. This could involve ensuring the elements of your supply chain are as efficient as they can be, our retail experience complementing our expertise in transport and logistics, through to issues of exposure to the public, brand protection and maintenance.

We know the retail sector faces unique legal issues as it keeps pace with technology and increased consumer expectations. We'll work closely with you and other stakeholders to help you achieve your objectives as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

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Our experienced team are experts in advising clients in this sector whether they are large multinational hotel chains, restaurants, health clubs, amusement parks or pub chains. Our clients include FT-100 listed companies, several well-known restaurant chains and the largest pub chain in the UK.

We understand all aspects of the initial acquisition, management and disposal of assets and represent owners, operators, investors, franchisors and lenders in nearly every part of the leisure and hospitality sector, including the development of hotels, restaurants, spas, golf courses and holiday parks

Our cross-sector representation of both brewers and pub chains has earned us an excellent reputation, with both leading independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

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Empowering supply chains

Weightmans empowers your supply chain by applying its risk mitigation and commercial nous.

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