National firm Royds Withy King has strengthened its London high street retail practice with the appointment of property lawyer Amie Dee.

Amie Dee

Amie Dee

Dee brings to the team extensive experience of acting for retail landlords and tenants on a wide range of issues including acquisitions and disposals of premises, expansions, relocations, lease renewals, surrenders, licences and re-gears.

The retail team at Royds Withy King acts for some of the biggest names on the high street including Monsoon Accessorize, Smyths Toys and Scribbler. Amie’s clients have included many household names including Footlocker, New Look, Specsavers and Costa Coffee.

Senior associate Dee said: 'It's exciting to be joining a firm that has ambitious plans to grow its retail sector offering nationally and internationally, building on its long track record of advising big brands as well as independent retailers.'

Bharat Nahar, partner and head of the retail team at Royds Withy King, said: 'Despite the uncertainties of Brexit and other factors re-shaping the retail landscape, we continue to see strong demand for professional advice on a wide range of business issues, ranging from property rationalisation and restructuring to store expansions, mergers and employment challenges.'

Royds Withy King has around 500 lawyers and staff across offices in London, Bath, Oxford and Wiltshire.