Our Retail Team is absorbed in the sector and have specific knowledge key to retailers. From employee issues to lease renewals, IP protection to supply agreements, we have well-informed and industry-aware lawyer to support retailers and their management teams.

Our legal advisers benefit from specific sector knowledge to help reduce risks, nurture growth and support them in developing strategies for success. We have retail clients that represent over 2000 outlets and £300+ billion turnover. Our retail experience is enhanced by lawyers whose day-to-day work supports nationally known retailers such as Majestic Wines and Subway franchisees.

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Relevant Experience
  • Ashfords has successfully acted on behalf of management teams and founders of three well-known high street retailers and fashion houses. The team acted for Linda Bennett on her sale of LK Bennett, the team advised the founders of Fat Face on their sale of Fat Face, and advised the founding partners of Gro Group on the Management buy-out and exit from the company. We have also acted for Kilver Court designer outlet in the grant of leases to L K Bennett, Jack Wills, Hawick Cashmere, Mulberry and other designer retailers.
  • Acting as in-house counsel for Majestic Wine in its on-going major store expansion programme. Majestic currently operates from 206 stores and sees the potential to increase its store footprint to 330 stores nationwide. Our Real Estate Team advise Majestic on its expansion plans by securing units of around 3,500 square feet with good car parking in prominent locations generally on main roads outside town centres.
  • The team has acted for Subway for over 11 years, achieving many firsts during that time, being the first solicitor to agree leases in a UK airport, a Tesco store an Asda store, a McColl’s and a petrol station forecourt as well as acting on the flagship Subway store on Oxford street. The team has completed leases on over 600 Subway stores.

Key Contact

Louise Workman


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+44 (0)1392 333939

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