Maninder heads the Retail and IP Teams. His main focus is on commercial, retail, media and intellectual property issues including franchising, branding and reputation management.
Chambers describes him a highly personable adviser who responds quickly to client concerns. “He quickly gets to the point; he is a very practical lawyer who is always looking for a solution.” Maninder was previously Group Secretary and Legal Director at Northern and Shell plc/Express Newspapers, the publishing and broadcasting group and is very experienced in developing strategies to deal with the media. He then became the Legal & Human Resources Director at Harvey Nichols, the international luxury fashion department store and clients value his pragmatic and commercial approach. He has been involved in numerous high profile cases including the Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas and OK! case against Hello! Magazine.
Maninder regularly appears on television and radio and speaks at conferences internationally on Intellectual Property, franchising, retail and media issues. He has also been named in the Lawyer Magazine’s Hot 100 lawyers list and was on The Times newspaper’s panel of experts. Maninder was a visiting lecturer at the European Business School in London, is a Trustee of Yellow Earth, the East Asian theatre company and of The Restorative Justice Council which is the national voice for the field of restorative practice.