We advise retailers on all aspects of their business - whether they operate online, through retail outlets or a combination of the two. Our retail team understands the importance of moving quickly in response to the challenging market conditions faced by our retail clients whilst ensuring that costs remain competitive and reputational risk minimised. 

Our retail lawyers advise on:

  • sale and purchase of retail property
  • development of out-of-town retail parks and mixed use schemes
  • freehold and leasehold property portfolios
  • landlord and tenant disputes
  • planning, CPO and environmental matters
  • mergers, acquisitions, MBOs & MBIs
  • financing and restructuring
  • intellectual property 
  • insolvency and debt recovery 
  • licensing and franchising 
  • construction warranties and building contracts 
  • all aspects of employment law
  • e-commerce and online trading
  • product liability
  • regulatory including food safety
  • retail restructurings
  • supply chain management, warehousing and distribution

We regularly advise charity retailers on all aspects of their organisation. You can find out more here.

Knowledge & insight

Legal Articles

Clarity and guidance on lease guarantees

The Victoria case, decided in July 2011, has brought certainty to an uncertain area of landlord and tenant law by determining the validity of agreements requiring an outgoing tenant’s guarantor to guarantee an incoming tenant's performance.

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