Retail, Leisure & Hospitality

From national retailers and restaurant groups to international beauty brands and leisure operators, the Irwin Mitchell consumer team works with a range of household names making their mark in the consumer sector. 

Our wide range of advisory services, depth of knowledge and global reach means that whatever your legal needs, we can help. We have a dedicated team of consumer experts but you’ll have one point of contact to deliver everything you need.

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We understand that leading a business has always been a challenging responsibility. Today, with a generation of highly proactive stakeholders, more stringent ESG requirements and the rapid pace of technological and social change, it’s more demanding than ever before. 

The consumer marketplace is also extremely complex and competitive, so you need creative and original solutions to help you stay ahead of the curve. With us by your side, you’ll get comprehensive insight and support from experts who truly understand the sector and the market pressures you face. 

As well as helping businesses with their UK operations we can also support internationally. Whether you’re entering the UK or an overseas market, we can guide your expansion from start to finish.

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Contact Us

If you operate in the retail, leisure, hospitality sectors or you manage a franchise business then our specialist lawyers can provide a full range of legal services to support you.  Give our friendly team a call on 0808 291 4962 or get in touch online.

UK City Tracker Report - 2023

Latest Economic Report By Irwin Mitchell

Our latest report estimates the UK is in a recession, with the cost-of-living crisis and consumer spending squeeze being felt. Unlike some other forecasters, we expect the UK’s economy will be growing again by the second half of the year. 

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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

“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.”

MD of regional property agent

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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