At MacRoberts, our clients know that they have the backing of a responsive, cross-disciplinary team with extensive market knowledge. We have in-depth experience of the retail sector, having acted in some of the largest commercial real estate deals in Scotland. We also draw on the specialist expertise of other departments, enabling us to provide a ‘full service’, in areas such as property litigation, tax, planning, construction, intellectual property, employment and restructuring. Such cross-department expertise is invaluable, and one of the reasons why our retail team stands out from the crowd.

“In addition to the personal, full-service offering at partner level, clients can be safe in the knowledge that whatever the nature of their business – complex supermarket chains, niche retail, fashion, food and drink – at MacRoberts, we can tailor our services and leverage our expertise to suit any retail client’s unique needs.”

Kelsey Gibson, Head of Retail
    • COVID-19 Beer, breweries and COVID-19 Drastic Government restrictions mean brewers across Scotland will require extraordinary measures to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, and short-term stringent measures will no doubt have long-term consequences across the sector.
    • Pensions BHS and Arcadia Schemes: Greater scrutiny of corporate activity on the horizon As the pensions industry digests the re-introduced Pension Schemes Bill and eagerly awaits The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) new funding code, TPR has published details of two cases which aptly demonstrate the direction of travel of its intervention and enforcement work – both of which indirectly involve the retail tycoon Sir Philip Green.
    • Business Services Asda and Sainsbury's merger fails to check out The UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) have blocked the proposed merger between J Sainsbury plc (“Sainsbury’s”) and Asda Group Ltd (“Asda”) on the grounds that it would lead to price rises for consumers online, in store and in relation to fuel. Below we look at the reasoning behind the CMA’s decision and what it means for businesses considering a possible merger and/or potential acquisition.
    • Retail Sir, can I e-mail you your e-receipt? Thinking about the last time you shopped in a store, were you asked if they could send you your receipt by e-mail? It is a question asked with greater frequency, but is this a loophole to the e-mail marketing rules for retailers?

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Our expert team has not only the specialist legal knowledge required to assist our clients, but also sector experience and practical know-how acquired through years of working in Real Estate, on a wide variety of high profile projects.

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