Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • In-house property lawyers for top retailers including John Lewis and Partners, River Island, Farrow and Ball and Co-operative.  

  • Estates management work including lease agreements, licences, lease breaks, CVAs, footfall protection clauses and more for large national / international brands. 

  • Property litigation work for leading retailers including Harrods. 

  • Acquisition of a new lease for a store in Covent Garden on behalf of Fujifilm.  

DJB specialists

  • Amanda French (Partner) 

  • Sophie Philippon-Thomas (Partner) 

  • Richard Holmes (Partner)

  • Philippa Hipwell (Partner) 

  • Sean Bulman (Partner)

  • Melanie Greer-Walker (Partner)

  • Gemma Merry (Associate Director)

  • Mary Anderson (Partner) 

  • Nichola Gray (Partner) 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Redevelopment of town centres to include shopping centres

  • Managing the estates of shopping centre investment groups

  • Acquisition of sites for the development of a shopping centre

  • Negotiation of planning permission and planning obligations for shopping centres

  • Re-gearing of leases for shopping centres

  • Construction contracts and disputes

  • Various environmental law issues including rights to light and contamination issues

Need help? Get in touch

Tensions between physical and online retail space, rising minimum wages, inflationary pressures, business rate revaluations and yes, Brexit, all conspire to make decision making as hard as possible for retail decision makers.  Our lawyers are experienced in all the legal issues your brand faces, from CVAs to footfall protection clauses. 



Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279



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