Gordons secures eight new retail clients

Tuesday 14th June 2016

Gordons is rapidly expanding the scope and scale of its activity within the retail sector following eight new client wins in the past 12 months.

Value retail brand GHM! (Guess How Much!) is the most recent retail client secured by the firm. GHM! is the latest concept from retail investment company Pepkor UK which also recently launched value fashion brand Pep & Co. Gordons was appointed to act for both Pep & Co and GHM! over the course of the last year.

Other new business wins during the 12-month period comprise Charles Tyrwhitt menswear, Wren Kitchens, electrical goods retailer Ebuyer.com, discount book seller The Book People, convenience stores Budgens and motoring and cycling products retailer Halfords.

Gordons is providing its new clients with advice across a range of specialisms including commercial property, construction, commercial contracts, commercial litigation, employment, intellectual property and regulatory.

These latest new business wins are in addition to the firm’s existing retail client roster which includes B&M, Costcutter, HSL, Iceland, Morrisons, Nisa, Original Factory Shop, Pavers and West Cornwall Pasty Company.

Commenting on the firm’s continued success within the sector, Gordons managing partner, Paul Ayre, said: “We’ve got decades of retail experience and we’re really bringing that to bear with our clear sector focus. These eight client wins are testimony to our approach to securing new business and the way we carry out our work.

“Our clients value our specialist knowledge of the retail industry and the way we integrate legal advice with entrepreneurial thinking for the benefit of their businesses.

“We won the new clients through a combination of our reputation within the sector, direct referrals from existing clients and simply picking up the phone when we’ve spotted an opportunity. Our aim is to become the retailers’ law firm of choice by continuing to act and think like retailers before dispensing practical advice that works where it matters.”