Tag: retail

Retail and Leisure

Retail & Leisure. Retail is dynamic and fast paced but the current economic climate is piling on the pressure and demanding unprecedented levels of change. We have a dedicated team of specialists who understand the need for speed, flexibility and determination to navigate through negotiations and achieve the right result for our clients. We cover …

Acquisitions, Disposals & Leases

Acquisitions, Disposals & Leases. Property remains important to the retail and leisure sector despite fast changing consumer habits and the steady growth of online shopping. We know how important it is to develop and manage property portfolios and premises and to make them work commercially. We have one of the leading retail property teams, with …

Commercial contracts, M&A & joint ventures

Commercial contracts, M&A & joint ventures. Rather than seeing the internet revolution in the retail sector as an armageddon of disruption to growth, we see it as presenting new opportunities and possibilities. Commercial contracts are increasingly being used within consumer businesses either to entice people into a store or attract them to their online presence.   …

Property disputes & portfolio management

Property Disputes – for retailers. Our property disputes team works with retail clients on the full range of issues from un-contested/contested lease renewals, disputes re: alienation, the removal of squatters to substantial dilapidation claims. We understand the sector and know that there is often far more behind the decisions making process than simply black letter …

Employment for retailers

Employment for retailers. Our employment team work with retail clients through all stages of the employment relationship. We understand the intricate workplace issues faced by organisations in the retail sector and appreciate that, commercial considerations are just as important as (if not more) the legal ones. Our work covers the life-cycle of employment; from recruitment, …

Business recovery and insolvency

Retail Debt: Business recovery & insolvency. Our specialist business debt recovery team provide a commercial retail debt recovery service for businesses in the retail sector. We understand that, in order to maximise the chances of recovering the debt, together with accrued interest, it is necessary to act quickly and efficiently. We work closely with our …

What does Coronavirus mean for landlords and tenants?

To read this article as a PDF, please click here. As a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak we are all now living in unprecedented times. Shops selling non-essential goods have been forced to close.  People have been instructed to stay at home.  So what does this mean for landlords and tenants?   THE LAW, WHAT …

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 …

Chop’d Limited

Chop’d’s owners have taken their first successful store, selling fresh and locally sourced salads, in London’s Leadenhall Market in 2004, and opened a further 12 stores in Manchester, Leeds and elsewhere in London. Sherrards’ retail team have worked with Chop’d on this strategic expansion, advising on their acquisition of targeted premises. Terry Fendt and Stephanie …

Michael Lewis

Mike Lewis heads up the team of property litigation specialists covering the entire range of commercial and residential property disputes in the London & St Albans offices. He has 15 years experience and has spent the majority of his career at international law firm Clyde & Co, where he was the legal director in property litigation. …

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