Our goal is to help retail and consumer businesses succeed, we're genuinely passionate about using our knowledge of the law to respond to your business challenges.
Our market leading legal team works closely with some of the most well known brands in the retail and consumer sector, from leading multichannel retailers, other high street occupiers such as restaurants, pubs and coffee chains, to household consumer goods brands and food and drink businesses. We advise our clients on all aspects of their legal requirements, from strategic acquisitions to loyalty programmes, and from brand management to store portfolio reviews.
The team's expertise has long been acknowledged - we're recognised by the legal directories as leading advisors to the sector, and the feedback we receive from clients consistently supports that opinion. The retailers and household brands we advise include Associated British Foods, B&Q, Britvic, Diageo, Hobbs, Mars, PZ Cussons, Primark, and Sainsbury's.
To find out more about how our retail and consumer legal expertise can add value to your business, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Andrew Rosling, Head of Retail and Consumer
020 7880 5613
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