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Sectors

Retail
and Leisure

We provide a holistic industry wide approach on a one stop basis for retailers and leisure sector operators.

Today’s retailers and leisure operators compete in an increasingly dynamic, fast moving and very challenging environment where a delay or an uninformed decision can either damage a hard won reputation or end a dream before it has had the opportunity to flourish.

We understand the demands placed on those operating on the front line of the sector whether that is in the provision of bricks and mortar retail or on-line; warehousing or logistics; developers or investors.

We have built an experienced team who are on hand to advise on matters ranging from store acquisitions and disposals, outsourcing and employment issues, commercial contracts and disputes, joint ventures and supply changes, whatever your needs your brand will be in safe hands.

Our services include:
Commercial Property
Employment
Commercial Contracts
Corporate
Dispute Resolution

18/01/2021

FCA Insurance Policy “Test Case”

As a result of the first national lockdown – imposed in March 2020 – in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many small and medium-sized businesses have seen a significant level of financial loss. This saw an increase in claims for those losses under business interruption insurance policies (“BIIP”). There quickly became widespread concern…

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KEY CONTACT

Robert Pettigrew
Director, Commercial Property & Retail and Leisure

Rob is a Director based in our Solihull office, having joined Thursfields from Pinsent Masons where he qualified in 2004. He has experience of a wide range of commercial property matters including freehold disposals and acquisitions; leasehold work (acting for both landlords and tenants); development projects and providing support on corporate acquisitions and disposals. He…

Team

Jade Linton

HR Business Partner / Associate Director, Employment

Stephen Rome

Director, Dispute Resolution

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case study

Yakinori comes to Touchwood

Our Retail and Leisure Team is assisting Yakinori Restaurants with the lease of new premises in Touchwood Shopping Centre, Solihull. Yakinori is a Japanese themed restaurant and the premises in Touchwood will be the fourth in the chain complimenting the current outlets at Grand Central and Selly Oak in Birmingham and Bristol.

Our latest news and events

27/01/2021

Where are we now on ‘no fault’ divorce?

The campaign for ‘no fault’ divorce was a lengthy one in which family justice professionals pioneered for change in draconian laws surrounding divorce. Below we explore some of the most frequently asked questions: I am getting divorced now. What is the law as it stands? The law as it stands means that unless a couple…

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27/01/2021

Crown preference – The impact on insolvencies and business rescue

Unfortunately we’re not talking Netflix recommendations here, although some may say that would make for a much more interesting article… Crown preference relates to how business debts are treated on insolvency, which has implications for business rescue at most (if not all) levels of the market, from struggling businesses to lenders. As of 1st December…

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09/02/2021

H&W Chamber Business Planning Webinar

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24/02/2021

Thursfields Talk Legal – Wealth Protection for Business Owners & Directors

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