Retail & Leisure

Retail Line – Summer 2011

Retail Line is Clarke Willmott’s quarterly retail briefing, looking at recent cases and opinions from our lawyers.

As Mary Portas embarks upon her government-backed review to halt the “decline of the High Street” we bring you the Summer edition of Retail Line.

In this edition we cover issues relating to food safety, immigration, competition law, changes to rules relating to cookies for on-line retailers and stopping intellectual property infringements at the border.

This month we lead with a round-up. The change of government a year ago – set upon reducing red tape – has brought with it a host of reviews, regulations and directives which are set to change both the retail and legal landscapes. We look at these and other initiatives with the aim of keeping you up to date with some of the most talked about issues.

I started this introduction with a reference to Mary Portas. When asked “how can small shops survive?” she responded “I’ve always summed it up in three words: service, specialism and connectivity…”. I would use the same words to describe the Retail Sector at Clarke Willmott. If you want a service which understands your market and tailors its solutions accordingly, look no

Download the Summer 2011 Retail Law Newsleter as a PDF.

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