Retail Week General Counsel Summit 2022

We are delighted to once again be a sponsor for the Retail Week General Counsel Summit.

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Date & Time Tuesday 28 June 2022

Location Ham Yard Hotel, London

Foot Anstey is excited to be participating in the 2022 Retail Week General Counsel Summit, the leading conference for senior legal professionals that work at retailers and brands - focusing on the key challenges facing the retail sector.

Our retail team will lead a panel discussion and chair a roundtable discussion on the topic of 'Tackling Harassment in Retail'. Our research in 2019 and 2021 revealed that nearly two-thirds of shopworkers have experienced offensive behaviour at work. The British Retail Consortium’s open letter to the UK Government in July 2021 called for more protection for shopworkers and featured signatures from the CEOs of multiple well-known brands. Preventing harassment in the retail environment is becoming a touchstone people and business issue so join us at the 2022 Retail Week General Counsel Summit as we discuss the issue in more detail.

  • Nathan Peacey, Partner and Head of Retail & Consumer will lead the panel discussion. The session will look at legal's essential role in tackling pressing challenges to protect retailers greatest asset - a workforce that's safe and supported from the shop floor up. Panel speakers include Helena Bescós Menendez de la Granda - European Legal Director & DPO, Costco; Chris Brook-Carter - CEO, Retail Trust and Dominic Kendal-Ward - Group Secretary and General Counsel, Co-op.
  • Patrick Howarth, Partner in our Employment and Retail & Consumer teams will be chair the roundtable discussion. This follows on from the panel debate for a more in-depth discussion to address key questions around how legal can take a lead to protect staff from harassment and abuse, from tackling discrimination when it happens, to preventing staff from being put at risk.

Retail Week General Counsel 2022 looks set to be a full day packed with lively panel discussions, an incredible speaker line-up and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers across retail.

Please get in touch with Nathan or Patrick, details below, if you have any questions about the event or wish to arrange to meet during the event.

The event is free for retailers. As it is a physical event, spaces are limited, so do please register to reserve your space. Find out more and register for the event on the Retail Week General Counsel Summit event page.