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Commercial agreements lie at the heart of successful business growth and are essential for securing best value, maximising opportunities, and managing risk.

Vague or uncertain business contracts can often lead to disputes and costly litigation, both of which can be time consuming and financial draining for businesses. Having legal support and guidance from experienced commercial lawyers is crucial for minimising risks and protecting the interests of your business.

Our partner-led team of commercial lawyers combine expert technical advice with industry experience to deliver clear, pragmatic, and creative solutions that get results.

Our experienced commercial solicitors build close working relationships with high-profile clients across the UK and beyond, from large international groups and listed businesses, through to ambitious fast-growth SMEs and in-house legal teams.

How can our contract lawyers help you?

As your trusted partner, our contract lawyers work alongside your teams to navigate you through a wide range of legal agreements. Whether you’re seeking to complete on a major commercial contract or require specialist advice on a niche area of law, our contract law solicitors are here to help.

Expertise on international issues, such as cross border trade, is also on hand thanks to our global network of partners due to our Geneva Group International (GGI) membership.

Our services
  • Advertising and marketing agreements
  • Agency and distribution agreements
  • Bribery Act and Modern Slavery Act compliance and contractual provisions
  • BYOD terms
  • Collaboration and joint venture agreements
  • Commercial due diligence
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Consumer contracts
  • Contract law training
  • Data protection agreements
  • e-commerce agreements
  • Framework agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Guarantee and indemnities
  • Hire agreements
  • International and cross-border contracts
  • Licensing agreements
  • Logistics agreements
  • Managed Services agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Online trading terms
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Privacy and cookie notices/policies
  • Purchasing agreements
  • Remote access agreements
  • Reseller agreements
  • Sale of Goods and Services Agreements
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Software Agreements (including subscription terms, cloud product terms, EULAs, support and maintenance Agreements)
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Standard Terms and Conditions
  • Subcontracts
  • Transitional Services Agreements
  • Website design and development Agreements
  • Website hosting and maintenance Agreements
  • Website terms of use

Contact a specialist

Damien Charlton

Partner | Head of Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3410

+44 (0)770 253 7432

Email Damien Charlton

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Phil Tompkins

Partner | Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3415

+44 (0)7980 769 630

Email Phil Tompkins

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