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What are the benefits of using a commercial solicitor?

Timely advice from a commercial solicitor can help your business save significant costs, protect your interests and increase your profitability by helping you better manage the risks that are inevitable as you pursue opportunities, whilst continuing to trade and deal with customers, suppliers and other businesses.

How can our commercial lawyers assist your business?

Our solicitors are specialists in their field, some of whom have decades of experience advising businesses of all types and sizes in relation to their contractual arrangements.

Our clients include not only larger companies whose turnover puts them among the top 100 in their region, but also SMEs and smaller owner-managed businesses. We will invest time getting to know you and your organisation so that our partner-led service can be tailored to achieve your objectives and suit the requirements of your business.

What commercial law services do we offer?

Ideally, you will wish to use your own forms of agreement whenever you can. We can prepare standard contractual terms of sale and purchase for you along with other legal documents that relate to your supply chain.  

We will help you ensure that these documents protect you as much as possible and limit your liability appropriately and advise you on how to implement them properly.

However, there will be times when a party with whom you wish to do business is pressing you to contract on their terms, which are likely to have been drafted to benefit them. When that happens, we can review the relevant documents and point out the main risks.

When these are thought through, those risks are at times less significant than at first glance but where they do matter, we can advise you on the consequences, draft changes to the relevant agreements and support you in negotiating these and getting them agreed.

We will prepare documents for you that will work for your customers whoever they are – ensuring that they are suitable for you to use with consumers and/or other businesses.

As part of helping you put the right contractual protections in place, we can advise you on how to protect and commercialise your intellectual property (e.g trade marks, patents, copyright, design rights and know-how).

We also routinely advise our clients on data protection issues, helping them to ensure that they are compliant with the law, preparing risk assessments, privacy policies, cookie policies and website terms of use as well as dealing with data subject access requests and interactions with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

How much will your services cost?

Please just call when you have a concern. We are always pleased to hear from you and happy to discuss issues without commitment on your part. If during that discussion it becomes clear that we could be helpful to you, then we will agree with you up front what work we can and should do for you, a timescale for that and the basis on which our fees will be charged. We will provide estimates for our work and where appropriate are happy to operate on a fixed-fee basis for commercial work.

Here are just some of the types of contract we work on and areas on which our commercial team help our clients:

  • Agency, Franchise and Distribution agreements
  • Agreements for the sale and purchase of goods and services
  • Business partnerships
  • Commercial joint venture arrangements
  • Competition Law
  • Data Protection Laws and documentation required in consequence
  • Information technology agreements of all kinds including agreements dealing with hardware and software purchase, software as a service and telecoms agreements
  • Intellectual Property and Licensing
  • Logistics contracts
  • Outsourcing Agreements
  • Public procurement
  • Share options and other share incentive schemes
  • State aid

Contact our commercial law solicitors

If you require advice that will help safeguard your business or assistance in propelling it forward into its next phase of growth, please don't hesitate to contact our team by completing the form below.