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commercial contracts


You need to be able to rely on astute commercial advice when dealing with contracts. Our team of experienced commercial lawyers will ensure that you are getting the most out of all of your negotiations. Whether dealing with joint ventures and collaborations, international trade, complex bespoke supply or outsourcing and partnership agreements, right down to precedent agreements and templates our team can advise on a wide range of contractual requirements whilst keeping in mind the areas of law relevant to those contracts (whether it be regulatory, competition, data protection, employment or otherwise). We deliver secure, commercial agreements that protect you and your business.

We have a broad experience in advising, negotiating and drafting contracts for every stage of the product life cycle, across different jurisdictions and in various formats - from large scale agreements covering outsourcing across different suppliers and service towers, to terms and conditions that can fit into a single screen of a mobile device or email.

what we do...

  • Full service - our team offers a full range of contract services including negotiating and drafting contracts for every stage of the product life cycle, for joint ventures and collaborations and a variety of specialist services. The team has particular expertise in advising on and drafting agency and distribution agreements, franchising, procurement and sales agreements, confidentiality and sponsorship agreements, public sector and consumer contracts, IP and IT licences, e-commerce and online auctions, outsourcing contracts and competition advice.  
  • Our clients - include blue chip multi-nationals, central government, local authorities, charities, health trusts, owner managed businesses and small and medium sized enterprises. 
  • Commercial - we offer pragmatic, commercially focused advice and support for the full range of issues that can arise with commercial agreements including contractual negotiations, contract formation, commercial disputes and contractual breach. 
  • International work – we handle emerging technologies and cross border trade issues. We can quickly and cost effectively instruct and co-ordinate foreign lawyers and IP attorneys through our close relationships with patent and trade mark attorneys, and through Pangea Net, a non-exclusive, international network of independent law firms. 
  • Specialists - our team is highly experienced in advising clients on issues of regulatory compliance and understand the need of clients to be able to respond quickly to regulatory issues. Our specialist competitions and markets lawyers can offer advice on this complex area of law at a national and international level. 
  • Value add - the team also offers legal training to in-house teams and key staff, along with regular seminars, workshops, blogs and updates including our regular in-house lawyers presentations.

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Legal updates

Case update: abandoning a public procurement process

In the case of Amey Highways Ltd v West Sussex County Council, the High Court considered whether it was lawful for a contracting authority to abandon a procurement process and whether that decision extinguished a bidder’s accrued causes of action.

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Legal updates

Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Recently the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Bill) published its report on the draft Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny.

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Legal updates

The risks of 'accidentally' exchanging contracts

The recent case of Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden serves as a reminder of the fundamental elements of a property sale contract and the risks of unintentionally exchanging contracts.

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Hear from Richard Nicholas on the recent changes in contract law

There have been some significant Supreme Court decisions that have changed UK contract law.

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