The retail industry has long been one of our chosen sectors. We have over 70 lawyers from every practice at RPC regularly advising retail clients, many of whom are leading household names.
The sector currently faces many challenges but these challenges represent opportunities, too. We help our clients – whatever their stage in the lifecycle and whatever their interest in retail – to share their problems, maximise their opportunities, and adapt to a dynamic future.
At every stage we focus on adding value. Value that comes from understanding a business from the inside out – that's why we send many of our lawyers on secondment to retailers; and that's why our people have invested over 1,250 hours in our award-winning retail training programme. The result? Strong, long-term relationships and tailored commercial advice.
Please read our Autumn 2021 edition of Retail Compass – our guide to key upcoming legal and policy changes affecting the Retail sector and our thoughts on the crucial, need-to-know issues.
We cover labour shortages, CMA’s guidance on environmental claims, HFSS ads, ESG finance as well as much more.
Alongside our horizon scanning pieces and other developments, we have guest contributions from:
- Lisa Byfield-Green, Research Director, Retail Week on navigating disruption in a rapidly-evolving market
- Kyle Monk, Director of Insight at The British Retail Consortium on key insights as Retail enters the crucial fourth quarter, and
- The Chancery Lane Project, on net zero supply chains. We also include key statistics and links to our legislation tracker which list all of the UK Government consultations and inquiries relevant to Retail.