If you operate in the consumer products and retail sector, our lawyers can provide specialist legal support. We work across the whole supply chain, from suppliers through to consumer facing businesses.

We have particular specialisms in:

The consumer and retail sectors are changing quickly. It’s becoming more challenging to keep up with consumer behaviour, new technology, political and environmental change and rising costs.

Our lawyers understand the issues you’re facing and we’ll give you advice that’s specific to your business and your strategic goals for the future.

We work with a broad range of clients, such as River Island, Thorntons and Black Sheep Brewery. You can rest assured that we have the experience and expertise to support your business.

We offer a full range of legal services, including:

  • Brand management
    Protecting your brand and intellectual property and helping manage social media and online presence.
  • Technology and data
    Helping you manage and implement new systems and processes and advising on how to protect and use personal and business data.
  • People
    Advising on HR issues and managing your staff and helping you recruit talented people to work with you.
  • Real estate
    Helping with property transactions for new or existing premises and advising you on property portfolio management.
  • Supply chain management
    Drafting and reviewing key supply, logistics and service contracts and advising on import and export regulation.
  • Sales and marketing
    Drafting and reviewing terms and conditions and key customer contracts and advising on consumer regulation, competition and export issues.
  • Safety and regulation
    Helping you comply with health and safety regulation and representing you if you face a crisis.
  • Environmental issues
    Helping you comply with environmental regulation.
  • Growth
    Guiding you on corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructuring.
  • Finance
    Helping with tax and debt facilities and recovery.
  • Managing risk
    Representing your business in disputes or regulatory and criminal investigations.

We’ll get to know your business and what you’re trying to achieve. We can then provide market insight and strategic advice to help you turn challenges into opportunities.

As well as helping businesses with their UK operations, we can also support you internationally. We have a global reach with a strong network of relationships with law firms around the world. Whether you're entering the UK or an overseas market, we can support your expansion from start to finish.

UK Powerhouse

Overcoming Disruption in the Consumer Sector

UK Powerhouse is our quarterly economic growth report charting the regional effects for businesses across the UK.

What does 2022 have in store for the consumer sector? Our latest report explains the recent challenges that have affected consumer businesses, and what's likely to continue disrupting the sector in the future. It will also provide recommendations from both our legal teams and the CBI.

Read our report

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

“The team is incredibly responsive - they provide a good-quality advice and service."

Chambers & Partners, 2022
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“Great internal communication, multifunctional teamwork, ease and effectiveness of communication between team and client”

Legal 500, 2022
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“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

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We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Awards & Accreditation

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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