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The retail landscape is always evolving — arguably at a faster rate now than ever before.

With retailers embracing technological advancements, responding to changing consumer behaviours, driving the ESG agenda and adapting to the cost-of-living crisis, it’s vital to have a true legal partner on your side to withstand the challenges and take advantage of opportunities as they develop — a partner that understands the complex retail landscape and can help to achieve your commercial goals.

Our retail team works closely with the UK’s largest retailers across beauty, fashion, leisure and hospitality, food and drink, automotive and health.

We provide the full spectrum of legal services for the retail sector, including advising on commercial contracts, data protection and cyber security, employment and HR, pensions, corporate transactions and restructuring, branding, intellectual property and reputation management, real estate portfolios, charitable foundations and environmental responsibilities.

We also undertake contentious work through our specialists in commercial and real estate litigation, as well as contentious intellectual property and regulatory matters.

Our retail team is led by experienced Partner and real estate litigator Helena Davies, who acts for many household name retailers. As the UK’s largest law firm to achieve B Corp status, we are committed to driving positive change — and Helena’s focus on the sustainability challenge for retailers is bringing various retail leaders together to share best practice and help educate and inform on purpose-led business and the ESG agenda.

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Consumer behaviour Dr Amna Khan being interviewed at The Trafford Centre

What customers want — keys to success for the modern retailer (with Dr Amna Khan)

We met with consumer behaviour expert Dr Amna Khan at The Trafford Centre to learn more about the key trends shaping the retail sector and driving consumer preferences.

Our clients include

The Trafford Centre's Simon Layton and Brabners' Hannah Fawcett discuss ESG

How the Trafford Centre’s ESG strategy gives back to the local community

As part of our focus on the retail sector and our ongoing commitment to a more sustainable future, Hannah Fawcett went to The Trafford Centre to find out what ESG really means to one of the UK’s best retail and leisure destinations.
ESG in the Retail Sector

ESG in the Retail Sector: Purpose, Product and Place

How do we find a model where the business wins, the customer wins, and the planet wins?

Our Retail Sector experts are joined by industry leaders to strip away the jargon and showcase how major retailers are rising to the challenge of becoming sustainable, through their products, their purpose, and their strategy for place.

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