The retail sector continues to be one of the most dynamic environments in which to work. Most retail businesses face an ever-growing number of challenges that require skilled advisers with a high degree of sector-specific knowledge to help them evolve strategies for success.
Retailers face a diverse range of challenges and never more so than at the current time. Our clients enjoy access to a team of lawyers that can help them face these challenges and to prosper where others fail. The Retail team typically deals with property, commercial, employment and intellectual property issues and commonly works with Keystone colleagues to address more niche requirements.
Our clients vary in size and complexity from small high street shops to large chains, from online boutiques to some of the best known names on the web. We are trusted by clients throughout the entire retail process, from supply chain organisations to businesses selling directly to consumers. This breadth and depth of our experience, when combined with our team's commercial knowledge and insight, has made us leaders in the sector.
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Commercial and trading matters
Vanessa is a commercial lawyer who helps clients who are using technology to innovate or disrupt established ways of doing things. She has supported clients from household-name global brands to nimble start-ups do this for over 15 years, across goods, services and digital.
Lucy is a commercial lawyer with particular expertise in digital media, technology, e-commerce and digital publishing. Her specialisms include the development and publication of apps, games and websites; social media publishing; digital magazines; the digital distribution of content; online partnerships/affiliate deals; and the sale of physical, digital and virtual goods via websites and apps.
Stuart is a property lawyer who has acted for major clients in all commercial real estate areas. He has extensive experience in advising on acquisitions and disposals, investment management, funding, landlord and tenant, lease acquisitions and acting for corporate occupiers, as well as acting on large corporate deals involving multiple properties.
Edward is a corporate solicitor with over 30 years’ experience advising companies on how to effectively plan and execute a variety of corporate transactions. Throughout his career, Edward has worked on many high-value acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations, mergers and takeovers, with many involving cross-border issues and significant commercial aspects.
Simon specialises in online financial services, e-commerce and IT. His clients include e-money and payment services providers, online peer-to-peer finance platforms, retailers, marketplaces and data providers
Ruth is an experienced commercial property lawyer who specialises in advising clients within the retail sector. She provides advice on all areas of real estate including landlords and tenant matters, site assembly, site development, as well as sales and acquisitions.
Ian is a highly-skilled Brand Management and Intellectual Property lawyer with a keen focus on the legal aspects of marketing, advertising, sales promotions, sponsorship and endorsement agreements, lotteries and merchandising. During his career Ian has advised a number of household names including McDonalds, HMV, NCP, New Look, River Island, Luxottica and Swarovski.
Shayne is an experienced property lawyer and undertakes a wide range of commercial property work with particular expertise in dealing with retail, occupational and investment work, sales and purchases, landlord and tenant issues and development work.
Karen is a specialist intellectual property (IP) and commercial lawyer with an abundance of international experience. She is recognised as a leading practitioner by various legal directories and has practised in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Rima is a consultant in the commercial property team with a keen focus on the retail sector.
Lucy is a consultant in the intellectual property team. She has extensive experience of advising on all intellectual property (IP) and related rights.
Angela is a Licensing Coordinator and manages applications for a range of licences, as part of Keystone’s Licensing team. Over the years, Angela has managed the licensing process for a number of leading organisations including Spearmint Rhino, Weatherspoon’s, Mitchells and Butlers and many UK music and dance festivals.
Anthony is an established commercial, intellectual property and technology lawyer, specialising in both contract negotiation and litigation. He advises SMEs and institutional clients across sectors that include software and technology, tech start-ups, media, disruptive music businesses, fashion, schools, charities and cultural institutions.
City trained, Meriel is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising clients from the retail, media, fashion and sport sectors, representing both high-profile designer and household brand names.
Lisa is a senior commercial property specialist with particular expertise in retail and leisure property. Lisa acts for a wide portfolio of clients including investors, blue chip property companies, household name tenants and smaller start-ups.
Will is both a solicitor and UK & European chartered trade mark and design attorney. His practice covers the protection, monitoring and exploitation of IP in the UK, Europe and globally.
Jeremy is a highly experienced commercial lawyer recognised by the legal directories as a leading individual specialising in commercial agreements and related competition and regulatory matters. He advises on a range of commercial and trading issues, including agency, distribution, supply, sale purchase, joint venture and franchise agreements as well as all aspects of the commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights, such as licensing and R&D agreements.
Nick is an experienced employment lawyer and acts for domestic and internationl employers, as well as senior executives and high net worth individuals. Although he acts for clients across a wide range of sectors, he has particular expertise in dealing with employment related issues arising in the fashion, media, retail, sports and transport sectors. Nick's practice covers advisory work as well as contentious disputes.
Richard is a specialist gambling, licensing and regulatory lawyer with key expertise in remote and land-based gambling. He works with a range of gambling clients from start-ups to multinational gambling operators
Jeremy is a solicitor advocate with 20 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of regulatory law including risk, compliance and enforcement matters. With expertise in health and safety, trading standards, food and fire safety, environmental, road transport, licensing, betting and gaming, he has worked extensively in the leisure and entertainment industry.
Nadim is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in equity investments, disposals, and mergers and acquisitions. He advises high-growth companies on venture capital and private equity transactions, including seed and series A, B and C investment rounds, convertible loan note investments, and strategic acquisitions and exits (most recently for Accel Partners, Ventech, and founders of Hassle.com).