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Retail

Cost effective legal support for the retail industry

In a challenging economic climate, being a retailer is certainly not an easy task. Staying up to date with customer tastes and trends, keeping suppliers in tow and managing your staff can seem like a challenge at the best of times. And then there's the law which can change more frequently than your stock. Failing to keep up with it or simply overlooking it can be a costly mistake, just like out dated stock, and that's where we can help.

Our expert team have extensive experience in working with retailers across the UK, assisting with customer and supplier agreements, employment and HR matters and intellectual property issues which may arise at any moment. Our team can provide a fast and efficient service for your retail business without the worry of the hourly fee. We are a firm believer that if we are going to offer services for businesses, our prices need to be set in exactly the same way. Fixed at the time of purchase without any hidden extras.

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Here’s an example of some of the areas our expert team can help you with:

Protecting your ideas

We can help you develop a solid strategy to protect your intellectual property. Confidential relationships and non-disclosure agreements are often the first step to protecting your idea.

Complying with employment legislation

We can help you prepare the right policies and procedures for your team that fit with your culture. Employment contracts, staff handbooks, disciplinary and grievance procedures, dismissal and redundancy are just a few examples of the areas we can assist you with.

Complying with consumer legislation

If you’re selling goods or services to consumers (“Business to Consumer”) instead of other businesses (“Business to Business”) you will need to make sure your business is dealing with consumers legally. The legislation in this area has recently encountered a number of changes. We can help your business comply with the recent changes which will help you maintain essential trust and confidence with your customers.

Drafting your terms of business

We can help you prepare solid but fair terms of business along with implementing the best legal procedures to help protect your business while complying with your customers' legal rights.

Managing contractors and consultants

We can help you structure the agreement which will manage the relationship between your business and a third party contractor. Project milestones, costs, timescales, scope of the service and intellectual property are all areas that can be clearly defined.

Managing distribution agreements

Whether your agreement with your distributor is on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis, we can help you avoid the common mistakes of signing a distribution agreement that hasn’t been drafted or negotiated with your business's best interests in mind.

Complying with data protection legislation

If you collect personal information about your clients, your customers or your staff, having an ethical policy on data protection will be essential not only for complying with the law but also maintaining trust and confidence.

Protecting your name

We can help you avoid the risk of using a name that is already registered as a trade mark by someone else. We can conduct detailed trade mark searches in most territories around the world and we can help you register your name as a trade mark in order to prevent others from using it without your permission.

Reviewing your contracts

The devil is in the detail and not reading a contract properly can sometimes cost a business its future even when it comes down to a few simple words. The difference between ‘Best’ and ‘Reasonable’ being one example. We can review your contracts for you before you sign them, making sure you’re fully aware of the risks.

Dealing with investors

We can help you plan and structure everyone’s roles and responsibilities at the start in order to manage yours and your investor’s expectations in the future. Heads of terms, shareholders agreements, loan agreements and careful due diligence are just a few examples of how we can help.

Protecting your intellectual property

We can help you identify, protect and exploit your intellectual property. We do this by devising a strategy with the business that balances solid intellectual property protection with the commercial aspirations of the business.

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