WBD has been nominated at the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2020. The firm was shortlisted in the PR and Communications category, on the back of its retail sector report The Digital Tipping Point.

Launched in July 2019, the research revealed that online shopping will account for more than 50% of retail sales (up from 19% currently) in the next ten years and that this growth will be powered by three primary factors: the changing demographic of the UK adult population, the development of faster, cheaper, in-home deliveries and fewer physical stores.

The research also informed retailers on the potential impacts - both positive and negative - brought by the digital revolution including data security, rise of AI, digital natives, in-home deliveries and connectivity.

The Legal Week Innovation Awards celebrate the outstanding work of law firms, chambers, in-house legal departments and alternative business structures. Through recognising exceptional achievement and best practice, the awards underline the crucial role played by lawyers in promoting innovation. The award ceremony is set to take place virtually on October 2, 2020.