Retail & Consumer

The sheer pace of retail leaves little time to plan ahead. Disruptive technology presents opportunities – but brings challenges which stretch beyond data management and into corporate strategy.

A carefully-crafted public image has to work hand-in-hand with the perfect customer experience.

And managing brand, data and suppliers – all with limited time to react – presents constant challenges. Meanwhile, customers are more prepared than ever to be visible when raising complaints.

Despite its challenges retail remains an exciting, innovative sector in which to do business.

At Foot Anstey we play an active role in the retail marketplace, flexibly supporting a range of high-profile clients with retail and consumer legal advice.

Our ideas

Listen to our retail lawyers’ thoughts on the future of the industry and opportunities in 2021.

Why choose Foot Anstey

Our experienced team are on-hand 24/7 with the progressive solutions clients are asking for in the areas that matter to them everyday:

People: Training programmes, backed by industry-leading research, support an engaged workforce. Our clients see their people-related legal claims fall to below 50% of the national average.

Brand: When challenges trip over into reputational risk, our media and risk management teams support you with maximum speed. We reduce the risk of harm to your hard-won brand and help protect what you own from competitors.

Customers: Our nationally-recognised data specialists free you to transform customer information into a successful commercial proposition – while minimising risk. Should a regulatory incident or dispute occur, our specialist teams are there to defend your position.

Buildings: Your property teams receive legal support using digital support tools we have tailored to meet the needs of your real estate portfolio.

Trading: We keep you on track with your offer, your suppliers and the way you go to market.

Whatever your goals or issues, our retail & consumer team can help you unlock the solutions you’re looking for, freeing you to get back to the job of exceeding customer expectations.

Ingenuity for Real Estate

Strategically manage your property portfolio

Ingenuity for Real Estate brings key property information and relating deeds together on one platform, helping you to strategically manage your property portfolio, from estate rationalisation through to acquisitions and disposals. Find out more about how it allows you to focus on strategy whilst we focus on delivering expert legal advice in a smart way.

Related services


Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.


Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds.

Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

Data, privacy and information security

The way we live, buy, travel and are entertained – indeed all aspects of our lives – have been transformed by technological and digital advances.

We understand the commercial possibilities of data and seek to support you with the delivery of your data-related business strategy.

Intellectual Property

Every business, from start-ups through to international business giants, has intellectual property rights.

At Foot Anstey our expert lawyers have a holistic approach to helping you manage your intellectual property

Dispute Resolution

Disputes are an inevitable part of any business, introducing unwanted risk and high stress. They also create a distraction that takes you away from what you do best and where you need to be.

Let us help your business get the results it needs.

Real Estate

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed.

At Foot Anstey, we have the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market.

Private Equity

The private equity market in the UK continues to see record levels of activity. Funds continue to be raised, new investments made and exits realised.

Foot Anstey’s award-winning and highly commercial Private Equity team is focused on advising Private Equity backed portfolio companies and their management teams. 

Our people

Our team’s experience covers employment, data, brand, equality, property and dispute resolution. Our retail experts also have extensive in-house experience, enabling them to provide actionable legal advice for your business designed to suit you.