Sectors - Retail

Through our work advising high profile clients operating across the spectrum of the retail sector we have developed an unrivalled reputation for providing relevant, straightforward, commercial advice.
Working closely with specialists across the firm, the team deliver a sector focused, full-service expertise and experience. We engage with the key bodies supporting the retail industry including the British Council of Shopping Centres and British Property Federation.

The work we carry out for our retail clients include the full range of services needed by retailers such as development sites, acquisition of existing stores, assignations, sub-lets, disposals, regears and all the ancillary planning, construction, tax and specialist services they require.  We are proud to count, among our prestigious portfolio of retail sector clients, John Lewis Partnership, Everything Everywhere and Thomas Cook.


Rated as "one of the best in Scotland" for commercial property work.
– Legal 500, Commercial Property, Edinburgh & Glasgow


 

Key People

Experience

Leading Supermarket Chain
Main stores throughout Scotland for a leading supermarket in relation to the main store development pipeline. We have been involved throughout recent years in the opening of a significant amount of additional floor space in sites such as Livingston, Hawick, Nairn, Irvine and Saltcoats for owner-occupier stores. This includes the full suite of development services from due diligence through to site acquisition and providing project management to the wider development team. For leasehold stores this includes all necessary work on the Agreement for Lease and Lease. We have also acted for this leading supermarket on major store extensions such as at Edinburgh Blackhall, Stirling, East Kilbride and Darnley.
Leading Supermarket Chain
We act throughout Scotland for a leading supermarket chain on the extensive growth of their convenience stores format, running at an opening rate of between 10 and 15 stores a year in Scotland, and all our work for this supermarket includes all the ancillary planning, construction and liquor licensing input that is required for a successful grocery retailer.
Everything Everywhere Limited
We act for Everything Everywhere Limited (and prior to that for Orange) on their extensive retail portfolio in Scotland, including site acquisitions and disposals and regears. This has also included dealing with portfolio acquisitions.
John Lewis Partnership
Acting for John Lewis in relation to existing stores in Scotland, including the inter-relationship with surrounding development, refurbishments etc. We have also acted for John Lewis in relation to their warehouses in Scotland and their new call centre.
Thomas Cook
Advising Thomas Cook on their high street and shopping centre retail portfolio, including new store acquisitions, assignations, regearing, dilapidations etc.
Waitrose
Advising Waitrose on the acquisition of existing sites in Edinburgh for redevelopment and rebranding as Waitrose and also in the acquisition of sites for new bespoke Waitrose stores in Scotland.

Clients