The retail industry is fast-moving and exciting. It’s no secret that the nature of retail is evolving, it simply has no limits. It’s also complex, demanding and extremely competitive.

While the UK high street has seen big brands depart, online retail is enjoying a boom period as brands continue to innovate to meet consumer demands. Our experience of working with a wide range of retail businesses, from garden centres to high-end fashion brands, means that we get it – we know how tough it can be and our team is ready to help.

Whether you’re a start-up clothing label or an established cosmetics brand, we advise businesses operating across the retail sector including beauty, luxury retail, automotive and fashion both in the UK and internationally.

Irwin Mitchell is the legal partner to the retail industry and you can trust that our specialist teams have the depth of experience to support your business. Whether you’re navigating the challenges of ESG, dealing with the impact of GDPR or looking at ways to protect your IP, we have the right blend of experience and expertise to get the job done.  

Contact Us

If you operate in the retail sector, our specialist lawyers provide a full range of legal services. Give our friendly team a call on 0808 291 4133 or get in touch online.

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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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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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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."

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

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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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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.