Retail, Leisure & Hospitality

From national retailers and restaurant groups to international beauty brands and leisure operators, the Irwin Mitchell Retail, Leisure and Hospitality 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 Retail, Leisure and Hospitality experts but you’ll have one point of contact to deliver everything you need.

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We have particular specialisms in:

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 retail, leisure & hospitality 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.

Our Retail, Leisure and Hospitality sector services

Is your business switched on to the benefits of ESG? Is diversity and inclusion embedded in your organisation? And are you staying legally complaint? From helpful guides to online training and ESG reports to insightful podcasts, our practical resources will help your business stay on the front foot.

  • Diversity and inclusion resources for your business – with the growing momentum and greater accountability of diversity and inclusion, you can’t ignore the need to invest in a comprehensive, long-term approach to building an empowering environment for your employees.
  • ESG services – it’s important to seek the right advice to help you deliver an ESG strategy with sustainable outcomes. That’s why we’re here to help.
  • Monthly newsletter – sign up and get the latest sector updates delivered straight to your inbox.
  • Supporting the retail, hospitality and leisure sector – our wide range of advisory services, depth of knowledge and global reach means that whatever your legal needs, we can help.
  • IP issues in an economic downturn – our experts discuss why you shouldn’t overlook protecting your brand when preparing to overcome the challenges of energy prices, consumer pessimism and political certainty.
  • Understanding corporate greenwashing – our webinar looks at what’s happening in the UK and Europe to address greenwashing, looking at research, regulation, risk management and litigation.

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Retail, Leisure and Hospitality updates

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Contact us

If you operate in the retail, leisure or 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.

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality: What’s On The Horizon In 2024?

From the rise of artificial intelligence to new challenges around greenwashing claims and the ongoing economic downturn, there’s uncertainty about how 2024 will play out.

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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

Find one of our solicitors near you

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.

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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