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 focus areas

Brand Collaboration

Brand collaborations are one of the latest trends in retail and we’re help you navigate them.  From fashion and beauty, to travel and homewares, brands are partnering up to offer fun, quirky and novel experience for consumers.


Franchising is a powerful tool for businesses with ambitions to grow. With an established brand, an intelligent operating model and a marketable product or service, franchising can be successful in multiple sectors and markets.

Harassment in retail

Harassment within the retail sector is something that happens far too frequently. We specialise in providing support to organisations and their employees to make sure they have the right support processes and mechanisms to combat the challenges faced.

Sports & Events

For any organisation connected with worldwide sport, it will be necessary to understand and navigate challenges. This is where Foot Anstey’s team of specialist sports lawyers can help.

Foot Anstey Ingenuity

Foot Anstey Ingenuity is our innovative approach to connecting people, process and technology. This enables us to provide deeper, more connected client relationships tailored to your needs across a range of areas including real estate and employment.

Find out more about how our suite of products can help you solve challenges through innovative digital solutions.

Our people

Our team is ranked for UK-wide Retail in Chamber and Partners UK and have experience covering 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.

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What our clients say?

Never in my working life have I felt the need to acknowledge that a firm of lawyers has really helped. By helped I mean actually helped get something done and sorted.

Retail client CEO 2022

They’re very responsive, they think through problems and they’re great at managing expectations.

Chambers UK 2022

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