The issues the retail sector is facing today are complex and far-reaching. The high street is under intense pressure from rising costs and lower footfall as well as accelerating customer behaviours such as online shopping. We understand that embracing change and continuous innovation is key to your survival.

We understand that you need to concentrate on key differentiators and above all deliver a personalised service – wherever and whenever your customers engage. Continuing changes in legislation will add further pressure to all businesses that store, maintain and utilise personal data and as customers demand faster service and constantly available inventory, so the pressure will mount in the supply chain.

Now, more than ever, retailers, whatever the size, need support from lawyers who understand their pressures and are familiar with the dynamic landscape.

Geldards’ specialist retail team has a long-established reputation gained from many years’ experience of working alongside retail clients ranging from major PLC’s to niche retailers. We offer a ‘one stop shop’ for retail operators, owners and occupiers with expert advice across all practice areas and benefit from working closely with the British Retail Consortium and British Council of Shopping Centres.

We have supported some of the largest retailers in the UK, including:

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Tesco
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group
  • Pendragon Motor Group
  • Office Depot group of companies
  • Pizza Hut (UK) Limited
  • Mountain Warehouse

Related expertise include: Property Dispute Resolution, Property Finance, Property Investment, Property Portfolio Management, Regeneration & Development.

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What clients say

"Geldards has a very responsive team that is in a position to react quickly."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"The attentive team provides a high level of expertise and shows an outstanding commitment to achieve deadlines."

Legal 500, 2024

"Key player in the market, frequently representing clients in the retail sector. Experienced in handling portfolio management as well as individual contentious issues such as dilapidations cases and nuisance claims."

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"With notable strength in the retail sector, Geldards LLP handles a broad sweep of commercial developments and public sector projects, including major regeneration schemes."

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"The team handles a considerable amount of portfolio management work, including on behalf of several large national retailers."

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