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Commercial Contracts

Ensuring your commercial contracts accurately reflect your business relationships can help to mitigate legal risk, build value and grow your business.

Your commercial contracts are the basis of your business’ growth and development. In a rapidly changing world, we understand the importance of building commercial relationships that offer a sustainable platform for growth, and we’re dedicated to helping you adapt and apply smarter ways of working.

Sector-spanning expertise with commercial contracts

Our sector expertise includes leisure and tourism, food and drink, mines and minerals, healthcare, and the public sector – and we advise on both UK and cross-border matters.

Versatile professionals providing practical and insightful advice

As specialist commercial lawyers, we work closely with suppliers and customers on all aspects of commercial work, from procurement and outsourcing contracts to distribution, agency and collaboration arrangements. We work with a broad spectrum of businesses, from start-ups and owner-managed businesses to large corporates.

What’s more, many of our commercial lawyers have in-house experience, so we can often add value by offering practical solutions based on a working understanding of your business’ commercial realities.

We are ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Tier 1 in Legal 500 for our commercial expertise, and deal with a broad variety of commercial contracts, including:

Outsourcing

We have expertise in preparing outsourcing agreements for pre-procurement planning, contract negotiation, contractual disputes and exit arrangements. We assist regularly with procurement processes, including public sector requirements, with full support and guidance throughout. You’ll also have access to our Employment, Data Protection and Intellectual Property teams to ensure all elements of the outsourcing process are handled seamlessly.

Contractual joint ventures

We can guide you expertly with a broad range of contractual collaboration arrangements including co-operation and contractual joint venture agreements. We help you to consider the full range of legal issues – including governance, property, employment, and intellectual property matters.

Supply of goods and services

Whether you’re buying or supplying under standard terms or under a bespoke agreement, it’s important to establish a clear set of terms detailing the business relationship. We can help you with short and long-term supply agreements, including standard terms and conditions and framework agreements.

Standard terms and conditions

We provide standard terms and conditions for your business’ day-to-day operations, helping to limit your legal risk and streamline your contracting processes.

Supply chain agreements, agency and distribution agreements

We can support you with expertise in implementing cost-effective and efficient routes to market, including establishing distribution networks or agency relationships within the UK and overseas, calling on our international network of trusted lawyer partners as required.

Consumer contracts

If you’re supplying goods or services to consumers, it’s critical your terms and conditions comply with the latest consumer legislation. We can ensure your consumer contracts are clear, accurate and robust, which protects your business interests and helps maintain good relationships with your customers.

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