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 recognized traditional and online retailers, restaurant chains, drinks brands, fitness and wellness providers, fashion houses and hotels trust us to advise them.
CMA offers cash for whistleblowers20 March 2017
Ask About... Retail, Fashion & Hospitality16 March 2017
Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lee..
Top 5 GDPR issues for... retailers15 March 2017
The first in our series of Top 5 tips on GDPR. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) looming on the horizon, we take a look at some of the key changes of how this legislation will affect retailers from 25 May 2018.
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s consumer protection announcements14 March 2017
The Spring Budget is not usually an occasion for tackling the nitty-gritty of consumer protection, but last week the Chancellor promised a number of Government initiatives likely to impact upon consumer-facing businesses.
Matthew Rowbotham comments for Essential Retail: Sharing is caring, and a bit daring – should you be preparing?10 March 2017
Matthew Rowbotham, Head of Tax, Reward and Incentives, takes a look at why e-tailers should consider employee ownership.
Alan Hunt comments in The Luxury Law Alliance: Accessing luxury in the sharing economy - the legal issues02 March 2017
Senior Associate, Alan Hunt has written an article for The Luxury Law Alliance which discusses the legal issues of accessing luxury in the sharing economy of the fashion industry.
Gender pay gap reporting02 March 2017
The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”) require employers to report on the gender pay gap in their organisation.
Equal Pay02 March 2017
Equal pay law first developed in the UK in the 1970s after a campaign by trade unions and women’s groups. It is now a basic principle of European law that men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay. This principle is implemented in the UK today through the Equality Act 2010.