Legal advice for the retail sector

At Royds Withy King, we have been working with some of the biggest and fastest growing retailers in the UK and abroad for more than three decades. We have a fundamental understanding of the unique challenges and needs of retailers in both good times and bad, having worked in most retail sub-sectors, including fashion, jewellery, food, furniture, toys and general merchandise.

Our in-depth knowledge of the sector and our links with many other professional advisers mean that we are well placed to help both large and smaller retailers with a fast, comprehensive and personal service at a competitive price.

Our multi-disciplinary team will work with you and advise on whatever issues your business is facing, whether it’s managing your store portfolio effectively, dealing with employee issues with minimal disruption to your business, settling property or construction disputes, putting in place and enforcing commercial contracts, protecting your brand or ensuring you comply with the current consumer data laws.

Retail is facing enormous change and astute legal guidance is key to sustaining success. We invest time in getting to know you and your business; understanding the commercial context of your operation.

With us by your side, you will not only know where you stand but where you are going next and how you will get there.

We act for some of the biggest retail brands

“We have been working with Royds Withy King for over forty years and rely on their pragmatic approach, commercial awareness and technical know-how to effectively manage our substantial property portfolio.”

Aaron Grainger
Estates & Acquisitions Manager Monsoon Accessorize

Our Retail team are extremely responsive and we act for an impressive roster of national and international branches including;

  • The Monsoon and Accessorize brands

  • Smyths Toys

  • Laura Ashley

  • H Samuel

  • Scribbler

We provide them with advice on their employment, property, corporate, dispute resolution and intellectual property needs. We also have considerable experience of negotiating and dealing with large scale institutional landlords having placed clients in almost every major shopping centre in the UK.

Your staff are key to the success of your business. Effective recruitment and management of staff will help ensure you have an engaged and high performing workforce for the benefit of your clients and customers.

But as any business owner will know, sometimes it is great to get a bit of help, which is where our HR, Employment, Legal, and Protection services are here for you.



Contact us now to find out how our lawyers can help to keep you and your business ahead of the curve.

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