We enjoy working closely with our clients to understand their business needs and provide them with a full range of commercial legal services. Our specialist lawyers provide commercially focussed and pragmatic advice that ensures your interests are always protected.
We advise on areas including:
- commercial agreements and issues (such as terms and conditions, agency and distribution agreements, purchase and supply agreements, outsourcing and joint ventures);
- intellectual property;
- public sector contracts, projects and procurement
Our Commercial team advises large UK and multi-national businesses, SMEs, partnerships, sole traders and charities/ not for profit organisations operating in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, food and retail, technology and communications, energy and renewables, agriculture, financial services, IT, events, education, travel and fashion. We also have particular experience and expertise advising public sector bodies.
Our team experience includes advising NHS trusts, local authorities and universities/ schools on commercial, contract and public procurement law.
As a firm we are proud to be ranked nationally by Chambers UK, the leading guide to UK law firms, for our work in the healthcare sector and advise public sector and private and third sector providers within this area.
Our commercial team is fully integrated with colleagues across the firm involved in employment, property/ construction, regulatory, corporate and dispute resolution to ensure clients receive the full spectrum of advice they need.
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Brachers will be holding a session to discuss the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect in May next year which will make substantial changes to the way businesses must handle personal data. Read more01/11/17
GDPR: Future-proof your business and ensure data protection compliance
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will make substantial changes to the way in which personal data is handled. Read more04/07/17
The Hadlow Group and Brachers host joint celebration
College’s 50th anniversary also marks 25 years of collaboration with Brachers Read more19/06/17
Three quarters of Kent businesses subject to cyber-attack in 2017
Survey reveals rapidly increasing business cyber threat. Read more20/04/17
Brachers LLP advises on the Private Equity backed acquisition of Sharefunds Limited
Brachers LLP’s Corporate Team has advised Treasury Capital Ltd on its acquisition of Sharefunds Limited from AIM-Listed Share Plc. Read more22/11/16
Brachers advises Kent businesses to go ‘back to basics’ when it comes to effective credit control
Brachers has advised local companies to review the fundamentals of their credit control processes in order to protect the future sustainability and growth of their business. Read more
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GDPR - Data subjects’ rights
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) provides some new rights for individuals and strengthens some of the rights that currently exist under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). If your organisation processes personal data, what steps has it taken to familiarise itself with the GDPR and the enhanced rights of individuals? Read more04/12/17
GDPR - Transferring data overseas
As with the Data Protection Act 1998, the GDPR imposes restrictions on the transfer of personal data to a third country or international organisation outside of the EU. It can only be transferred if one of the conditions for transfer set out in the GDPR is satisfied. If your organisation processes personal data and transfers it overseas, has it taken steps to ensure such transfers comply with the GDPR? Read more04/12/17
GDPR - The myth about consent
It is a common misconception that consent is the only basis on which to justify the processing of personal data. In fact, there are six bases an organisation can rely on to justify processing; consent is only one of them. Read more09/10/17
GDPR - do you know what’s coming?
The biggest change to data protection and how businesses process personal data in 20 years is set to take place when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Compliance with GDPR is not optional and so businesses, charities and public bodies are in a race against the clock to get ready for the changes. But are they ready for GDPR? Read more09/10/17
Frequently asked questions on GDPR
What are my individual rights under GDPR? The GDPR provides you as an individual with a right to have easier access to data, a right to have greater information about your data and how it is processed, a right to restrict processing of data, a right to object to data use, a right to data portability between different services, a right to know when your personal data is hacked, a right to be forgotten and erased if you no longer want your data to be processed. Read more26/09/17
GDPR – is your business ready?
With just over 7 months to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force, what steps has your business taken in preparation for the new law which comes into force on 25 May 2018? Read more