Multi-disciplinary legal team providing dynamic and relevant advice across the retail and consumer sector
With specialists aligned to the industry's requirements, we support international retailers across the breadth of their supply chains– from sourcing materials and goods, managing logistics and operations to supplying customers.
Staying relevant in a continually evolving and highly competitive market means our clients must build longevity into their brands and products and they need lawyers who can work to develop, protect and maintain their business.
Customer demand and satisfaction, whether providing positive consumer shopping experiences in traditional "bricks and mortar" or technologically driven omni-channel sales techniques, is becoming increasingly challenging. However, the operational aspects of running a business remain essential: maintaining oversight of supply, portfolio management, resourcing, corporate governance and regulation issues are becoming increasingly complex, particularly for those operating in the global marketplace. Moreover, when problems arise and product integrity, brand reputation or commercial viability is tested, the stakes are high.
Through our long-standing heritage in international trade, insurance, dispute resolution and property, we have established an enviable global offering, assisting clients (from independents to multinationals) across the full legal requirements of their endeavours. Recognising the fast pace of the industry, we respond quickly and assiduously to the legal needs of participants.
Supporting retailers on the varied and complex issues that go hand-in-hand with retail operations, we understand the challenges associated with operating and resourcing in an increasingly integrated and borderless global marketplace.
Human resources teams face an increasing need for advice that covers a wide range of jurisdictions to maximise the commercial returns and strategic goals of their businesses. Our global group (encompassing immigration specialists) supports businesses in achieving these goals, whether staff are located in mature or emerging markets.
We understand the constant and demanding nature of the retail industry, necessitating flexible employment arrangements such as work hours and seasonal trends. We take this understanding of industry requirements into account and make managing employees and the associated employment contracts, handbooks and policies a straight forward process. Flexibility is also vital for training employees due to their varied locations – we streamline this through our unique training programmes which can be undertaken on-site wherever employees are located.
In addition to our non-contentious work, we provide a strong contentious offering, handling the full range of disputes, from routine unfair dismissal claims to high value reputational discrimination and whistleblowing claims.