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Retail & Leisure Providers

Retail & Leisure Providers

We’re a multi-disciplinary team who support clients across the retail and leisure sector.  We know that our clients are unique and we assemble our teams and the way that we work to suit your needs.

We put you – our clients – at the centre of everything we do and we’re proud of the relationships we build with our clients.

Our experts provide strategic advice that covers real estate, commercial dispute resolution, intellectual property, trade marks and designs, commercial contracts (including franchising, outsourcing, e-commerce and IT), regulatory, planning, restructuring and employment matters and technology. We also cover public law, governance, probity and regulatory compliance in a range of sectors.

What we do

We’re not shy when it comes to our knowledge about the sector – we’re proud of our expertise and our clients know that we’ll have our finger on the pulse of current market conditions so that they’ll be able to quickly reach market acceptable conditions.

Our real estate clients often have large portfolios (existing or new acquisition) but we also work with a number of new to market companies.  These range from small UK traders, to international traders expanding into the UK for the first time – and everyone in-between.

We’re often asked to help clients with the wider real estate assets of this sector, not just the stores themselves. Recent examples include providing advice on warehousing for e-commerce and new head offices.  And our Real Estate Litigation Team advises on a range of disputes, from property portfolio management to complex high value cases.

If it’s Intellectual Property you need support with,  we provide our clients with a ‘one stop shop’ for all IP matters and we’ll provide advice covering the development, marketing and protection of your IP.

We’re building a strong reputation for our tech practice, and have experience working with retailers who are using tech to try and offer more for less. We help them implement new systems and processes wisely, managing risk through sensible use of contracts and considering dangers such as ransomware. Our technology team specialises in edge technologies as well as more straightforward licensing and cloud services work.

We recognise the need in the leisure industry for innovative investment and service delivery solutions to modernise facilities and improve levels of participation.  But we also know that making a positive impact on lifestyles and the community is complex, and relies on harnessing the revenue potential of leisure facilities. We make sure our advice factors in meeting the needs of the social and political agenda for community benefit and social enterprise.

This complexity is why we’re always keeping one eye on risk and we aim to help our clients achieve their business objectives as well as manage the risks their businesses face.

Our approach to client work, means you get the absolute best advice that Walker Morris has to offer – all from a dedicated team that understands the industry as well as the challenges and pressures it’s up against.

Insights

Jane
Weaver

Partner

Real Estate

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+44 (0)113 283 2622

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Sally
Mewies

Partner

Head of Technology & Digital

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+44 (0)113 283 4449

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Alan
Harper

Partner

Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Designs

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+44 (0)113 399 1877

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