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Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

Dry January followed by Valentines Day – Mike Lewis from the Sherrards Retail Team investigates the ramifications… The press is full of stories of astronomical Business Rates and struggling public houses – ‘Dry January’ must only exacerbate this. However, friend of Sherrards, Sean Hughes, the publican of several of the finest bars in St Albans …

Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

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Retail CVAs: Do they ‘unfairly prejudice’ landlords?

Partner Mike Lewis at Sherrards explores the effect of CVAs on landlords. With consumers reducing their spending on non-essential items, retailers are experiencing a tough trading environment on the high street. Many retailers are entering into Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) to give them some respite. Since 2017, CVA’s have been used by large retailers such …

Retail CVAs: Do they ‘unfairly prejudice’ landlords?

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Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

Temporary letting of space is becoming ever more popular in the retail market.  Pop up shops in particular have a variety of benefits including the relatively low cost associated with securing and opening them.  By their very nature, they are almost tailor made for the sale of seasonal products, such as those associated with halloween …

Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

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Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

Temporary letting of space is becoming ever more popular in the retail market.  Pop up shops in particular have a variety of benefits including the relatively low cost associated with securing and opening them.  By their very nature, they are almost tailor made for the sale of seasonal products, such as those associated with halloween …

Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

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Pre-pack administration for the retail sector

With the recent collapse of a few retailers, including House of Fraser earlier this month, and retail parks and shopping centres changing their business structure and appearance with the rise of online shopping, it is time to remind ourselves of what a ‘pre-pack’ can offer to retailers when things go wrong. What is a pre-pack? …

Pre-pack administration for the retail sector

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Seeing red – Louboutin’s trademark victory at the ECJ

In 1992 a fashion designer borrowed a pot of red nail varnish from his assistant, and in painting the sole of a stiletto heel in the scarlet colour, created a brand that is to many recognisable throughout the world as the work of Christian Louboutin. Earlier this summer, the European Court of Justice ruled that …

Seeing red – Louboutin’s trademark victory at the ECJ

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