At the heart of our commercial service is a desire to understand how your business works. Only with that understanding can we successfully document the arrangements you wish to reach with your customer, supplier or licensee.

Our commercial solicitors act for family businesses, management teams, multinational companies and listed companies. All require the same practical and commercial approach. Our agreements are written in plain English and are designed to achieve utmost clarity and consistency. We can negotiate the agreement on your behalf, or remain ‘behind the scenes’ to give you support and advice that can be used by you in your own negotiations.

We regularly advise on:

  • Agency and Distribution Agreements
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Conditions of Sale and Purchase
  • Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
  • Franchising
  • Licensing of rights
  • Competition Law
  • Confidentiality and Exclusivity Agreements
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • IT/IP Contracts
  • Outsourcing
  • Hire, Leasing and similar Agreements
  • Bespoke commercial arrangements for the supply of services

We regularly draw on advice and expertise from our employment, IP, dispute resolution, commercial property and tax teams. We will manage their and other external advisors’ involvement to ensure that the agreement you sign up to provides a robust and practical solution. If you are trading internationally, our commercial solicitors team will also have access to an international network of law firms who can also provide assistance and advice on the impacts of local law.

Clients frequently ask us to analyse agreements that they are asked to sign. We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach and such reviews can be detailed and thorough, or “high level” to be focused only on key commercial issues. Our reports can be presented as “traffic lights” to grade the significance of the issues highlighted. In short, we aim to be practical, commercial and to become an integral part of your team.