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Commercial Law

We work with our clients to build a long-term commercial relationship with them, which allows us to get to know their business really well and give strategic advice. We love working with business clients on their commercial arrangements and can add value in making sure that issues are properly addressed and handled with commercial sense.

We act for both organisations procuring goods and services, and suppliers, and this allows us to “see it from both sides” – an invaluable position when trying to reach fair compromises on commercial contract terms.

Claire Banks and Victoria Robinson are key to our Commercial Law team. Claire is a member of our Manufacturing sector team and also supports Education sector clients and charities. Victoria is the Head of our Charity sector, and also an important member of our Technology sector.

How We Can Help

Commercial Contracts

We are often involved in drawing up and advising on business contracts under which, for example, organisations sell their products or services, obtain their supplies, buy services, have products made, engage specialist consultants, agents or distributors, sponsor events and all manner of other business activities, including joint ventures.

Terms and Conditions

We regularly review and prepare terms and conditions for the supply or goods and/or services. A robust set of standard terms and conditions are the key terms on which your company will do business – so it’s essential to get them right and that they are kept up to date.

Outsourcing

Outsourcing can bring significant benefits to your organisation but it must be undertaken only after careful planning, for the right reasons and supported by a robust, well-drafted contract following thorough negotiation.

We have worked with both private and public sector organisations outsourcing services including IT, security, haulage, grounds maintenance, health & safety and HR services. We have also assisted clients in terminating outsourcing contracts and moving services both back in-house and to a new provider.

Information Technology

We have worked with many organisations, both public and private sector, in their commissioning of new IT systems. These arrangements are both complex and key to the organisation and as such the contracts for them warrant specialist legal advice.

The move to different models of software provision (asp and the like) have brought different types of contracts for us to draft and advise on. Our work is now mostly in relation to digital, Internet based arrangements including contracts for website design and hosting – but still with some more traditional software and application licensing. With the growing use of the “Cloud”, we are able to advise you on your Cloud Computing supply agreements to ensure that you and your data remain protected.

E-Commerce

The internet continues to bring exciting new commercial and marketing opportunities for businesses.  A global marketplace is quite literally only ‘clicks away’.  The ‘legals’ are perhaps less exciting for you – but vital.

A ‘non-compliant’ website can damage your brand and cost you money.  Your online marketing must meet key standards.  Agreements setting out website linking, advertising and hosting arrangements underpin your operations.  Make sure you know exactly what you have signed up to, that the terms of the agreements work best for you – and what to expect if things go wrong.

Charity Law

Our commercial team has a wealth of experience on providing practical advice on both day to day commercial charity matters and specific commercial charity projects. We will work closely with you to gain an insight into your organisation in order to deliver advice and practical solutions tailored to what you want to achieve.

We are often involved in drawing up and advising on business contracts under which, for example, organisations sell their products or services, obtain their supplies, buy services, have products made, engage specialist consultants, agents or distributors, sponsor events and all manner of other business activities, including joint ventures.

We regularly review and prepare terms and conditions for the supply or goods and/or services. A robust set of standard terms and conditions are the key terms on which your company will do business – so it’s essential to get them right and that they are kept up to date.

Outsourcing can bring significant benefits to your organisation but it must be undertaken only after careful planning, for the right reasons and supported by a robust, well-drafted contract following thorough negotiation.

We have worked with both private and public sector organisations outsourcing services including IT, security, haulage, grounds maintenance, health & safety and HR services. We have also assisted clients in terminating outsourcing contracts and moving services both back in-house and to a new provider.

We have worked with many organisations, both public and private sector, in their commissioning of new IT systems. These arrangements are both complex and key to the organisation and as such the contracts for them warrant specialist legal advice.

The move to different models of software provision (asp and the like) have brought different types of contracts for us to draft and advise on. Our work is now mostly in relation to digital, Internet based arrangements including contracts for website design and hosting – but still with some more traditional software and application licensing. With the growing use of the “Cloud”, we are able to advise you on your Cloud Computing supply agreements to ensure that you and your data remain protected.

The internet continues to bring exciting new commercial and marketing opportunities for businesses.  A global marketplace is quite literally only ‘clicks away’.  The ‘legals’ are perhaps less exciting for you – but vital.

A ‘non-compliant’ website can damage your brand and cost you money.  Your online marketing must meet key standards.  Agreements setting out website linking, advertising and hosting arrangements underpin your operations.  Make sure you know exactly what you have signed up to, that the terms of the agreements work best for you – and what to expect if things go wrong.

Our commercial team has a wealth of experience on providing practical advice on both day to day commercial charity matters and specific commercial charity projects. We will work closely with you to gain an insight into your organisation in order to deliver advice and practical solutions tailored to what you want to achieve.

Testimonials
Testimonials

“Proactive with clients and counsel, and cost-sensitive – beats Magic Circle firms.” (2022)

(The Legal 500 )

“Client-focused, empathetic and incredibly smart.”

(The Legal 500 2022)

“Whenever I have used the team, it is as if they are carrying the works for themselves; they care and take the role of a professional to the next level’, remarks a client.”

(The Legal 500 2020)




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