Legal advice for the retail, hospitality and leisure sector.

You need advice from someone who understands the unique challenges that you face.

Retail, hospitality and leisure lawyers.

We understand retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.

In a sector facing existential challenges and evolutionary demands, we work with you to find opportunities and achieve sustainable success.

Understanding your business. Getting under the skin of your commercial decisions. Building lasting relationships. We invest time in getting to know you.

We work with independent businesses, SMEs and globally renowned brands. This includes fashion, high street and online retailers, food and drinks businesses and hotels. We have worked with some of the biggest and fastest growing retail, hospitality and leisure brands in the UK and abroad for more than three decades.

Whatever the issue, you can have confidence that our multidisciplinary team can support you.

  • Transactions and finance

    We can work with you on your growth plans, including sales and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing.

  • Real estate

    Our real estate lawyers work hand-in-hand with you to manage your portfolio effectively.

  • Property Disputes

    Our dedicated team cover the full range of property disputes. We can support you by resolving disputes in a pragmatic and cost-effective way.

  • Construction

    We can help you with appropriate procurement strategies, assisting with the selection, preparation and negotiation of the necessary contracts.

  • HR, employment law and immigration

    We help you recruit, retain and manage your workforce in a proactive and compliant way. Our HELP service provides advice, contracts, handbooks and insurance against the risk of Employment Tribunal claims.

  • Data protection and privacy

    We understand that keeping your business and customer data safe is key. We can guide you through these complex topics.

  • Commercial and tech

    We can help you to keep your innovations safe and put the right agreements in place.

  • Commercial dispute resolution

    Our Dispute Resolution team work with you to develop a winning strategy and minimise the impact of disputes on your business.

  • Intellectual property

    Protecting your brand and projects. We deliver specialist legal advice on a variety of intellectual property matters, such as licensing patents and exploiting ideas.

  • Insolvency and restructuring

    We can help you to overcome financial difficulties across the full spectrum of insolvency scenarios. We guide you through every step of a recovery or a well-managed insolvency

Thought leadership

Retail Reboot

Retail Reboot is an interactive roadmap for the retail sector where industry leaders and retail experts discuss the future of retail.

“Retail Reboot shines a bright light on the route out of our immediate predicament. In a practical and logical fashion it analyses and identifies a clear road to recovery. We must all work together on this. The future of the high street, our towns, cities and communities depends on us!”

– Howard Saunders, The Retail Futurist

Hit Reboot

Data Breaches - When, Not If

We come into contact with clients’ cyber and data protection issues every day and understand the profound effect they have on businesses, reputations and livelihoods.

For an SME, it is all too easy to dismiss cyber incidents and data breaches. Too often, these are seen as issues that only affect much larger entities or organisations that hold certain types of special category data. “It’s not going to affect us” is a very dangerous mindset. In this day and age, a data breach is a question of when, not if.

Read our report to find out how businesses can reduce the risk.

Read our report now

Our sector expertise

HELP for HR and Employment
Employment & Immigration
Employment law never stops evolving. Talk to our employment law specialists about how we can help manage your workforce
Real Estate
Real Estate is a core part of most businesses and requires careful structuring and planning in order to maximise returns and drive profits. Our real estate lawyers advise on the myriad of issues affecting real estate as an asset class; from advising on the best funding structures for acquiring real estate to joint venture arrangements for development projects.
Construction & engineering
At RWK Goodman, our Construction and Engineering lawyers can help you rise to market challenges and make the most of new opportunities within the construction sector.
financial services sector
Banking & Financial Services
When it comes to doing business in the evolving financial services landscape, we have proven time and time again to be experts in delivering pragmatic and high quality advice.
We are a dynamic, forward thinking team of corporate lawyers with the technical knowledge and experience necessary to get deals done.
commercial lawyers
Successful outcomes by becoming an extension of clients’ teams. We are commercial lawyers who understand your business and deliver results.
Intellectual property dispute resolution
We provide specialist legal advice across multiple areas such as Trade Marks, Copyright, Design Right (both registered and unregistered), Passing Off (and Confidential Information) and Patent disputes.
Property disputes
Property disputes
Our team of property dispute lawyers are here to advise you. Let us talk you through your options for a practical and straightforward property dispute resolution.

Vicky knows our business inside-out and feels like an extension to our team. That’s why we moved over when she changed firms. We’re not under any illusion about the extent to which she understands what’s important to us – she knows us very well. It comes from understanding our business. The advice is always commercial. Communications are always clear.

Sean McShane, Legal Counsel
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