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If you are a business operating in the consumer goods and retail industry, then you know how important it is to stay on top of legal issues that may arise in your operations.

From intellectual property or contractual concerns to property matters or employment issues, the legal landscape for businesses can be complex and ever-changing. That’s why it’s crucial to have a legal team on your side that understands the unique challenges of your industry and can provide the guidance and support you need to navigate them successfully.

Our large multi-disciplinary team specialises in providing legal services to:

of all sizes. With our deep understanding of the industry and our commitment to providing personalised, tailored legal solutions, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business goals while minimising legal risks and liabilities.

We understand that every business is unique, with its own set of challenges and opportunities. That’s why we take the time to get to know each of our clients and develop customised legal solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. Whether you are a small start-up or a large multinational corporation, we have the experience and expertise to help you achieve your goals and protect your interests.

If you are a consumer goods or retail business looking for legal support, contact us today to learn more about how we can help. With our commitment to personalised service, deep industry knowledge, and a proven track record of success, we are confident that we can provide the legal support you need to achieve your business goals.

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We have extensive experience advising retail businesses of all sizes, from small independent shops to multinational retailers. Review our extensive experience here.

Consumer goods

We can advise you on everything from employment matters, commercial contracts, advertising regulations and property matters to dispute resolution, debt recovery, intellectual property and trademarks, and everything in-between. Click here to see specific examples of our experience.

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Susan Honeyands

Partner | Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3421

+44 (0) 784 525 6490

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Neil Smith

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3536

+44 (0)773 846 1919

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Phil Parker

Director | Property Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3522

+44 (0) 779 331 0777

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Charlotte Nuttall

Director | Employment

+44 (0) 330 137 3148

+44 (0) 754 330 8483

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Andrew Thirlwall

Managing Associate | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3509

+44 (0) 787 485 4106

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What people say

  • The corporate and commercial team are engaging, proactive and approachable and work collaboratively and in a one team manner

    Legal 500, client quote
  • The team inspires us with confidence and encourages us to grow and think differently, providing beyond legal support and exceptional levels of service

    Legal 500, client quote
  • We were a new introduction to the firm after acquisition of a UK based subsidiary. The team have made us feel extremely welcome and have facilitated various pieces of work for us. I would be very happy to recommend Ward Hadaway to my contacts for all legal work.

    Finance Director, EMEA, Global sport retail business
  • We very much enjoy having Ward Hadaway as our legal partners. They are extremely competent, but are also able to deliver their advice in a practical and down-to earth manner.

    Managing Director, Retail wholesaler
  • The team at Ward Hadaway were instrumental in us achieving our objectives and were very knowledgeable when dealing with a large plc seller.

    Bill Ward, Managing Director, Mill Garages North East Limited

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