ADVISERS from law firm Ward Hadaway have been praised for their role in the secondary management buy-out of an outdoor clothing company.
Businesses in the retail and leisure sector have enough on their plate without worrying about whether their legal support is the right fit.
The pace of change in the industry and the rapid rise in competition from all quarters are enough for anyone to cope with, let alone the thousands of everyday issues which operators of all sizes face.
As a result, your legal adviser needs to be someone who gets it right first time, someone you can rely on to get the job done and who has the experience of the issues that matter and how best to help you with them to give you the confidence to get on with the rest of your business.
Our expert service has everything you would expect from a Top 100 law firm and more.
Whether it’s the shop floor or the boardroom, our practical, level-headed, commercially-focused advice is designed to make a real difference to the running of your operation.
We can deal with all your everyday issues from workforce management and supplier contracts to property leases and securing licences.
On a more strategic level, we have extensive experience in leading and managing change programmes for large-scale organisations, including extensive restructuring and expansion schemes.
As experts in brand management and protection, we appreciate the importance of maintaining and expanding consumer brands and can help you to ensure consistency of delivery and standards, either in the UK or overseas.
With online activities an increasing presence in the market place, we can also assist with a wide range of e-commerce and IT issues faced by today’s retail and leisure operators.
Our national reach is matched with a keen eye for local detail, a combination which has ensured that we work with some of the nation’s leading retailers across a wide range of sectors.
With retailers and leisure operators increasingly coming under the spotlight from licensing and regulatory authorities, you will have the reassurance of an acknowledged national leader on your side to provide pragmatic, commercial advice and to fight your corner if things get tough.
We act for a number of the top five retailers in the country on licensing issues so you can be assured of a high quality, commercially focused service.
In a similar vein, our litigation team can be a formidable force for you should you be faced with disputes over commercial or insurance issues.
If you are expanding or downsizing, our corporate team have considerable experience of the acquisition or disposal of stores, hotels, pubs and other businesses in the sector.
Our finance team has advised many clients on development and acquisition finance in the sector, which has given us considerable expertise that we can utilise for your benefit in any situation where external funding is required.
Our services include:
- Brand management and trade marks
- Commercial disputes
- Competition issues
- Debt recovery
- Health and Safety / Food safety
- Licensing issues
- Management/operating agreements
- Raising capital
- Reorganisations and restructuring
- Site acquisition and disposal
- Workforce and HR issues
For more details on all our services, please get in touch.
Take a look at some of the corporate transactions we have advised on in this sector.