Retail, Hospitality & Leisure
The retail, hospitality and leisure sectors live or die by consumer tastes, brand loyalty and spending power, all of which can fluctuate dramatically on a regular basis.
The revolution we’ve seen in recent years, fuelled by new technologies which has altered buying patterns and opened up competition, has forced businesses to constantly adapt and find new ways to reach out to customers, drive sales and defend their businesses and brands.
Divergent trends abound, such as the rise of experiential retail vs the boom in e-commerce, or fast-fashion vs artisan products. The need for sector-savvy legal expertise to guide businesses through these complexities has never been greater.
For us, retail, hospitality and leisure are core focuses of our business. We support major household names and niche businesses, advising on matters as diverse as: licensing brands or designs; securing prime high-street real estate; managing a diverse and transient workforce; drafting supplier contracts; dealing with disputes; launching interactive video solutions; social media marketing; wearable tech; multi and omni channel platforms.
For sectors that never stand still and are driven by innovation and disruption, the insight we offer our clients is second to none. That’s why some of the world’s most recognised traditional and online retailers, restaurant chains, drinks brands, fitness and wellness providers, fashion houses and hotels trust us to advise them.
HR Academy09 October 2017
The course runs for two days and is designed to provide an in-depth look at the key employment law topics that you may come across as a busy HR professional, including the latest developments and forthcoming changes.
HR Academy Advanced17 July 2017
Following on from our popular HR Academy, the HR Academy Advanced is a one day course suitable for more experienced HR professionals or those looking for a deeper insight into some of the more complicated areas of employment law.
The Challenges and Opportunities of the GDPR for Retailers28 June 2017
In this session we shall discuss the key challenges that retailers face with the GDPR and also the opportunities that the GDPR may bring.
Family rights and discrimination workshop16 June 2017
Maternity rights continue to be something of a minefield for employers, who face a real risk of discrimination claims if things go wrong.
Competition watchdog turns the spotlight on to eCommerce15 June 2017
Oliver Fairhurst has written an article for Essential Retail which takes a look at the European Commission’s report on competition in eCommerce.
Errors in shift allocation could cost you your business and your freedom14 June 2017
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar has written an article for The Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier (CLH), discussing the risks and consequences of illegal working penalties in the hospitality sector.
Zero Hours Contracts in Hospitality13 June 2017
Laura Farnsworth has written an article for The Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier (CLH) which discusses the use of zero hour contracts in the hospitality industry.
Clicks & bricks - keeping digital while going physical06 June 2017
Julia Poulter and Tom Merrick have written an article for Essential Retail as they take a look at the challenges of omnichannel and what e-tailers should think of before turning to physical.