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Retail

A complete range of commercial legal services, advising some of the best-known brands in retail.

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 omni-channel 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, or 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.

After consulting with our clients we have developed software products, including award-winning IT systems, to exploit the opportunities and rise to the challenges, that pass real benefit on to retailers.

Although our IT is a differentiator our understanding of the issues retailers face, both commercial and legal, underpin our offering. We'll work closely with you and other stakeholders to help you achieve your objectives as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

We also offer boardroom training and other value-added services tailored to your retail business.

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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

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On Balance - Winter 2017

Delivering the very best client service to drive bottom line performance is the theme of this latest issue of On Balance.

Tim Lang Partner
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Equal pay update: what does the recent ASDA Judgment mean for me?

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Staffing up for Christmas? Get your ‘Right to Work’ checks right

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Court of Appeal finds unlawful discrimination by bakery, in the case of the Bert & Ernie cake

The Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland has delivered an important Judgment on discrimination obligations and what happens when they conflict.

Phil Allen Partner

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Byron Burger leaves a bad taste in the mouth after immigration raids

On 28 July it was revealed that dozens of workers at burger chain Byron were arrested in raids by immigration officials.

Elaine Mcllroy Partner

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Sports Direct in the spotlight

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Stuart Jones Partner

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Hotel Chocolat prosecuted over worker’s serious hand and arm injuries

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Standing up to the supermarkets

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