Commercial & Intellectual Property
Our Commercial Team works closely with a broad range of clients to ensure that any advice or agreement which is required falls within the commercial terms that have been agreed whilst complying with any legal requirements and, as important, ensuring the clients business interests are protected.
We will, before taking on any work, meet with or speak to the client to properly understand the client’s requirements. This makes it much easier for us to tailor any advice or agreement to the client’s specific requirements rather than to provide a “general” advice or a “generic” agreement which does not satisfy the brief.
We listen carefully, raise any questions which may arise and then, at that stage, carry out the work. The art of being a successful commercial solicitor is to understand what is required from your client and to be able to translate those instructions into an understandable form which facilitates the operation of the commercial arrangement between the contracting parties whilst, at the same time, giving the client added value and affording protection to the business should matters not quite work out as was originally envisaged.
We advise on and prepare a wide variety of commercial arrangements including, but not in any way limited to:
- Terms and Conditions of Business
- Supply/Manufacturing Agreements
- Distribution Agreements
- Commercial Agency Agreements
- Franchise Agreements
- Website Terms and Conditions
- Referral/Introducer Agreements
- Service Agreements
- Outsourcing Agreements
- Licensing Agreements
- Variety of Agreements for Employment Agencies
- Agreements for the supply of utilities
We have the expertise to put together a commercial agreement to suit our client’s needs. We will agree a fixed fee up-front or, if the client prefers, will carry out the work on an hourly basis if the work at the outset cannot be clearly defined.
Most importantly is for us to develop a long term relationship with our client which allows us to do our very best to meet our clients’ expectations at a fair and reasonable cost.
Data Protection law controls how personal data is used by organisations and is about ensuring that personal data is used fairly and responsibly.
In the UK, the law is set out by the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (“GDPR”). The Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”) regulates data protection in the UK.
In a world driven by technology there is an increasing need for our clients to protect such intellectual property which they create (in many cases at significant cost) and to ensure that such rights can be used and exploited to their maximum.