What people say about us


The legal directories

Advises on the full spectrum of retail issues, including employment, commercial and intellectual property matters. Particular expertise in corporate and real estate transactions.

Strengths: ‘They work hard, are thorough and give commercial advice.’

Notable practitioners

Rachael Barber and Matthew Martin are key contacts for the retail team.

Chambers UK - 2017 edition

Penningtons Manches LLP has particular core strengths in retail and fashion.

The firm continues to advise All Saints Retail on the protection of individual designs, trade marks and copyrights.

The Legal 500 - 2016 edition

Works with fashion brands across the retail spectrum. Complementary strength in handling transaction work for clients in the sector. 

…extremely business-oriented and commercial in their approach. 

Rachael Barber is a key figure in the team's retail, fashion and brand protection offering. She continues to handle IP matters for various parts of the Bosch group in the UK, including copyright and trade mark infringement, and domain name recoveries.

Chambers UK - 2015 edition

…has the expertise and resources to field sizeable cross-practice teams on corporate transactions. The group is also active in the retail and fashion space.

Penningtons Manches LLP is great on all counts.

The Legal 500 – 2014 edition

The Legal 500 has also described Rachael Barber as 'the best design right litigator in the business and Chambers UK credits her as having extensive 'knowledge of the retail sector combined with an in-depth understanding of the law', with many considering her to be a fashion industry expert.

Our clients

The team is very approachable and easy to deal with, which is a huge bonus when managing complex legal matters.

Liz Lawley, Base London

Matt Martin and his corporate team were invaluable in getting our MBO over the line. Fast working, strong, clear and concise throughout and a pleasure to work with.

Tom Liddell, Managing director, Winning Moves UK

Rachael Barber and the team understand the specificities of our company. They always get back to us in a timely manner and know what to look out for on our behalf. We are very impressed with their work as well as the results of a number of trade mark infringement cases.

Cecilia Emanuelson, Legal affairs, Inter IKEA Holding Services SA

Simply outstanding in respect of advice, business acumen, work ethic, innovation and on-time delivery. They have become such an integral part of our success story.

CEO, International fashion retailer

Penningtons Manches’ team really understands retail issues. Their advice is always highly practical and the team is very friendly and accessible.

HR manager, Luxury furniture manufacturer

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Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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