About the 2016 Forum

The 3rd Annual Retail Law Forum will give you insight into the perspectives of some of our top retailers. Private practice retail experts will deliver up-to-date commentary on the latest legislative changes, and discuss with our in-house speakers workable solutions to overcome new challenges.

New this year is our case study: Introducing “Trendy Company Limited

“Trendy Company is the new and exciting kitchen gadgets brand. Cool tools, desirable appliances tailored for first time homes and kitchenware for the kitchen elite – all with that Trendy design twist. “

The 3rd Annual Retail law forum will use scenarios from Trendy Company, our fictitious brand, to work through those legal topics and challenges requested by you and give practical examples of their implications and possible solutions. Look out for our email updates to hear about what is in store for Trendy.

Why attend?

  • Gain an understanding of legislative changes that will impact UK retailers
  • Hear from leading retailers about how they overcome challenges of maintaining their brand image and protecting their IP
  • Learn strategies to prevent cyber-attacks and protect your customer’s data
  • Develop your practice to include Omni-channel retailing
  • Connect with new faces and industry experts
  • Engage in discussions about how best to tackle modern day slavery in your supply chain

Key themes at the forum include:

  1. Ecommerce, hacking and cyber security
  2. Consumer rights and protection
  3. Modern Slavery Act
  4. Emperor’s new clothes; ethics culture and governance
  5. Growth; The evolving franchising model and JVs
  6. Supplier, partnering and JV arrangements for sourcing and supply chain management
  7. Collaboration with the competition
  8. Omni-channel retailing
  9. Intellectual property and brand integrity
  10. Risk and crisis management
  11. Online vs. bricks and mortar
  12. Update on data protection regulation

We asked our delegates what they most enjoyed about the 2015 conference, here’s what they said:

Variety, strong line up of speakers, other participants, PL team, venue was great.
– Claude Bahoshy, Alliance Healthcare

The session on crisis management. The format of that session worked very well in ensuring the message and lessons were clean. I got useful takeaways from this session.
– Sara Mackie, French Connection

The openness, that it is UK and issues and global.
– Anne Molgaard Jensen, Ecco Holding A/S

Excellent speakers and topics, useful; contacts.
– Nigel Vickery, Cath Kidston

Breakout sessions, which were interactive.
– Amy Kingston, Shell

Ability to participate. Humourous element to the conference.
– Pedro Vega, Lloyd’s Banking Group

Knowledge sharing with in-house counterparts.
– Lucy Palmer, Wolseley UK

Content/programme was very good and the delegates strong
– Robyn Fowler, RPC

To view the 2015 website, including the agenda, speakers, sponsors and more please click here.

2015 delegates include:

  • A Jones & Sons
  • Amazon
  • BHS
  • Bond Dickinson
  • BSH Home Appliances
  • C & J Clark International
  • Cath Kidston
  • Colgate-Palmolive Europe Sarl
  • Dentons
  • DWF
  • ECCO Holding A/S
  • Faberge
  • Flipflop
  • French Connection
  • Game Retail
  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK
  • H.J. Heinz Foods UK
  • John Lewis
  • JP Boden & Co
  • Lewis Silkin
  • Lipsy
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • McColl’s Retail Group
  • Metro AG
  • Musgrave Retail Partners GB
  • Pentland Brands Plc
  • PLMJ
  • RAC
  • Redd Solicitors
  • Retail Assist
  • RPC
  • Shell International
  • Shoosmith
  • Smyths Toys HQ
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Spark Energy
  • Stevens & Bolton
  • Ted Baker London
  • The Body Shop
  • Thomson Reuters
  • TLT Solicitors
  • Travis Perkins
  • Unilever PLC
  • Walker Morris
  • Whitbread
  • Wilko Retail
  • Wolseley UK