Real estate, planning and construction

Our experienced retail real estate team is always on hand to assist our clients' estates departments with freehold or leasehold acquisitions and disposals, whether for a new flag ship store, head office, distribution centre or a pop-up shop and everything in between. For new developments, our construction and planning lawyers ensure all regulatory and buildings aspects are properly covered.

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Portfolio management

We know how leases work and apply our understanding to help our clients get the most from their properties. We can assist with lease renewals, rent review interpretation, break clauses, covenant enforcement, dilapidations and any dispute resolution issues arising from a client's occupation of a property.

Key Contacts

  • Rosie Gibb

    Partner - Real Estate
    +44 (0) 1235 836607
    +44 (0) 7771 701218
  • Katy Kirk

    Partner - Real Estate Litigation
    +44 (0) 1235 836627
    +44 (0) 7792 834885
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Brand management

We help our clients protect their intellectual property. Our services include product clearance (including brand design), brand audits and strategy advice, trade mark management and protection, database licensing and copyright clearance.

Key Contacts

  • Hugh Tebay

    Partner - Commercial / Intellectual Property
    +44 (0) 1235 836619
    +44 (0) 7837 831994
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Franchising

We advise franchisors on structuring the business, drafting the core documents and rolling out their programmes. We can transfer the franchise, and deal with all commercial, employment and property issues to maximise returns and minimise risk.

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Cloud computing and data protection

These issues are now on the agenda in every Boardroom and we are proud of our expertise in this evolving and challenging area. We advise on the protection of data and reputation and understand the issues relating to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS contracts. We are a corporate partner of the Data Centre Alliance.

Key Contacts

  • Claire Jacques

    Senior Associate - Commercial/Technology
    +44 (0) 1235 836643
    +44 (0) 7805 819854
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Procurement, supply chain and logistics

We understand the importance of a reliable supply chain and distribution network. We assist with the negotiation and drafting of a wide range of effective commercial contracts to ensure that our clients' businesses run smoothly.

Key Contacts

  • Hugh Tebay

    Partner - Commercial / Intellectual Property
    +44 (0) 1235 836619
    +44 (0) 7837 831994
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Ecommerce

We understand the challenges faced by multi-channel businesses. We are familiar with website development agreements, software contracts, and website terms of use, privacy policies and terms and conditions of sale for use online. We can also advise on statutory regulation and compliance.

Key Contacts

  • Hugh Tebay

    Partner - Commercial / Intellectual Property
    +44 (0) 1235 836619
    +44 (0) 7837 831994
  • Claire Jacques

    Senior Associate - Commercial/Technology
    +44 (0) 1235 836643
    +44 (0) 7805 819854
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Employment

We provide comprehensive support on employment and HR issues, from contracts and policies to strategic advice on changes in our clients' business and all day-to-day individual employee management issues.

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Real estate litigation

Our emphasis is on resolving disputes by negotiation or mediation whenever possible. However, when required we have the skills, track record and nerve to pursue remedies through the courts.

Key Contacts

  • Katy Kirk

    Partner - Real Estate Litigation
    +44 (0) 1235 836627
    +44 (0) 7792 834885
  • Simeon Fenn

    Senior Associate - Real Estate Litigation
    +44 (0) 1235 836625
    +44 (0) 7972 122879
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