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Hospitality & Retail

The worlds of hospitality and retail are dynamic and competitive, affected by the law in an extraordinary number of ways. The ever-changing face of retailing – from the move away from the high street to the internet to the fast-paced growth of e-commerce – means that retailers need their lawyers to understand fully the challenges which they face. SimilarLy, in the hospitality industry, change is constant and the industry is evolving quickly. We can help you to plan for your growth and to stay one step ahead of the curve.

Our retail and hospitality multi-disciplinary experts can provide corporate, commercial, employment, property, employment and dispute resolution advice. We also work closely alongside industry experts such as property agents, surveyors and valuers, finance providers and IP specialists. 

We can also advise on wills and estate planning to keep your assets and investments protected in the event of your death or disability.  If there are disputes with co-owners or third parties along the way, our team of specialist dispute resolution solicitors are able to step in to assist: whether by negotiation, mediation or litigation. If you're about to get married and concerned to protect your business assets, we can draw up a Pre-Nuptial Agreement. In the unhappy event of a relationship breakdown or divorce, we can advise you on the protection and possible sharing of your business assets.

The solid base of experience and connection we have with the retail sector means that we can advise you at every point of your operation – from acquiring a business, protecting your trade marks and brand, recruiting and dismissing staff from store to board room, online retailing, managing your property portfolio and product safety issues.

Our team has advised a number of national household names in the retail and hospitality sector ranging from BHS to the Body Shop,  McDonalds to Mothercare. Of course, local business is hugely important to us too and you'll find us highly knowledgeable on the local market and those who work in it.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Business formation and growth
  • Property Planning issues
  • Property contracts and disputes
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Employment matters
  • Regulatory issues
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Franchising
  • Dispute Resolution
  • The planning and protection of your business interests in the future
  • Protection of business assets pre-marriage or on divorce.

For a no obligation preliminary chat or to make an appointment to come in for legal advice, do email carl.selby@hedgeslaw.co.uk or call 01865 594265.

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