Charlie, our client

What We Do

Our specialist Commercial Contracts team advise on a wide range of commercial arrangements. We deliver robust contracts that manage risk and allow your organisation to operate effectively and reach its strategic goals.

Our lawyers can help you with:

How Our Commercial Contracts Lawyers Can Help

Every business depends on commercial contracts, from SMEs to large multinationals.

Our specialist lawyers will make sure your interests are always protected, while giving practical and commercially-focused advice. We take the time to learn about your business, and what you’re trying to achieve.

If you’re a UK firm working internationally or you’re based abroad and want to do business in the UK, we can help. We work with a global network of trusted law firms and can provide contracts wherever they’re needed.

We know how important certainty of costs and value is for any business, and will always try to agree fixed pricing before we start.

Specialist Commercial Contract Experience

Consumer Contracts

Consumer contracts need to be both readable and enforceable. Our lawyers have particular expertise in drafting consumer contracts that work for everyone.

One of our partners sits on a Law Society reference group for consumer contracts, putting us at the forefront of innovation in this specialist area.

Core Business & Supply Chain Management

We regularly work on a range of day-to-day business contracts, including:

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Supply arrangements for goods or services
  • Standard terms and conditions for best legal position to manage risk
  • Fixed-price audits and recommendations on how to alleviate risk and exposure.

Developing Goods & Services

It’s important to get advice on the legal issues about getting new products or services to market. We can give advice and draft contracts about:

  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnering
  • Licensing
  • R&D agreements.

Exploiting Brands (Including Sponsorship And Marketing Arrangements)

Our team also advises on large scale sponsorship arrangements. Working with our Intellectual Property team, we can advise on marketing campaigns including advertising issues and competition terms.

IT Arrangements

Our IT lawyers advise on a range of information technology matters, including:

  • Hardware and software supply
  • Bespoke development
  • Licensing
  • Software as a Service
  • Ecommerce.

Routes To Market

We can help organisations expand their markets or transform the way their business operates. We can also help renew existing arrangements.

Our commercial lawyers regularly advise on:

  • Agency and distributor arrangements
  • Franchising
  • White labelling
  • Co-branding
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnering and collaboration arrangements.

Sourcing Arrangements

We can help with all types of commercial sourcing arrangements, with specialist experience in:

  • Outsourcing
  • Offshoring
  • Insourcing
  • Multi-sourcing
  • Shared services.
Focus On

Coronavirus - The Effect Of A Force Majeure Clause

The Coronavirus outbreak presents a real risk for many businesses - particularly if you rely on supplies from China. Now is the time to review your supply chain contracts to make sure you're protected in case of disruption. 

Read our analysis

Recent Work

ATM & self-service checkout manufacturer

Acting in relation to key hardware, software and service supply arrangements to leading retailers and banks

German-based manufacturer

Assisting this leading credit reference agency on the consumer terms of access and use for its recently launched Noddle service

German-based manufacturer

Advising on energy supply arrangements with Npower to support its UK manufacturing division

Jones Lang LaSalle

Advising on a range of commercial agreements including the appointment of facilities management suppliers

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

Chambers & Partners 2020 logo

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

See our latest coronavirus updates before visiting our offices

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.