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Shoosmiths LLP


Band 2ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Frequently handles property portfolio management work, including sales, purchases and leasing, on behalf of both retail tenants and landlords. Experience also includes retail development schemes and associated planning work. Acts for a number of household-name clients in the convenience store, fashion and furniture retail sectors.

Work highlights

Advised Cine UK on its refinancing of five cinemas in Scotland, for which Barclays Bank was the agent.

Notable practitioners

Robin Mitchell is a key contact.

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The retail experience for customers is being transformed by a convergence of changing technology and demographics, ethics and sustainability.

This evolving landscape can open new opportunities and markets to retailers who are ready to be inspired by change and think differently.

Having worked for decades with some of the biggest and most iconic names in retail – including IKEA, Hamleys and Boots – as well as with some of the sector’s most exciting new entrants and disruptors, the Shoosmiths retail & consumer team has a vast bank of sector knowhow to inform its advice to clients and make it on-point and relevant.

At the heart of the sector team’s approach is commerciality - the ability to map between the legal issue at hand, and the ‘real’ competitive market you operate in. This may include a radically changing high street, rising privacy and data issues, increased regulatory compliance, environmental concerns, health & safety risks and consumer-driven litigation.


Shoosmiths LLP


Saltire Court

20 Castle Terrace


City of Edinburgh



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