Retail and hospitality businesses are facing multiple challenges, including survival, in the current market. 

Our national restructuring team provides commercial, solutions-driven legal advice to all retail and hospitality stakeholders in situations of financial distress and turnaround. We can advise on financial and organisational restructuring; directors duties and corporate governance; risk management, regulatory issues, formal insolvency procedures and contingency planning; solvent and insolvent business sales and acquisitions; security enhancement and enforcement; debt trading; and corporate simplification and enhancement.


  • Patisserie Valerie – Advising the Patisserie Valerie board and advising administrators on multiple disposals and trading issues.
  • Jamie’s Italian restaurants – Advising the administrators in their appointment of Jamie’s Italian restaurants and assisting in the closure and realisation of the majority of the restaurant portfolio, as well as the disposal of several restaurant concessions located at Gatwick airport.
  • Jones Bootmaker – Advising the investors on the acquisition of shoe retailer, Jones Bootmaker, from administration by transformational private equity investor, Endless LLP.