skip to content


Insight and specialist expertise that works for you

As well as handling the everyday requirements of retailers in core areas such as real estate, employment and commercial contracts, Gateley Plc also offers niche expertise in matters such as payment services, data protection and brand defence.

Every retail business is structured differently with its own very specific needs and pressures. So our full service retail sector team is ready to tailor its advice to meet your requirements. We may be handling on-going real estate portfolio work and advising you on fast moving employment matters through a dedicated team of lawyers allocated to your account. Or we may be working with you as your “in house adviser”, attending pre-board meetings to offer strategic advice. Whatever you need, we’ll flex our insight and specialist expertise in a way that works for you.

We are familiar with the issues affecting your sector through our depth of experience of advising retailers and our connections with trade organisations and retail press. We know that you need to innovate to stay one step ahead, and that you need efficient and effective legal advice to assist you to achieve your overall business aims. All of our team members have retail experience and are familiar with commercial issues such the importance of brand protection, pinch points around key trading periods and the need to comply with regulatory frameworks.

Known for our accessibility, responsiveness and ability to offer a senior level service in a cost-effective way, we act on a daily basis for a wide range of businesses operating in the retail sector – from major national players to regional businesses. Our clients include Lidl, Mothercare, Watches of Switzerland, Go Outdoors and Wiggle.

Webinar Icon

Webinar – UK retail sector update: Navigating the perfect storm

This free on demand webinar is essential viewing for retail businesses looking to navigate the perfect storm of challenges for the sector.

Register now