Commercially focused and pragmatic advice that ensures your interests are always protected.
Our commercial law specialists work closely with you to understand your goals and business needs.
We can provide you with a full range of commercial legal services, tailored to suit your individual requirements.
Why choose our commercial law team?
Our specialist lawyers provide commercially-focused advice that ensures your business interests are always protected.
The breadth of our experience means that whatever your business model or size, we can support you. We have experience advising large UK and multi-national businesses, SMEs, partnerships, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations. We can also support commercial matters with international or cross-border aspects.
We work with a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, food and retail, technology and communications, energy and renewables, agriculture, financial services, IT, events, education, travel and healthcare.
We are also building a market-leading reputation as advisers to next-generation energy recovery and green technology companies. This includes waste-to-energy, waste-to-fuel and waste-to-chemical projects and the biotransformation sector.
By working with our Commercial team, you will get the benefit of our lawyers’ decades of experience at London’s premier law firms, but at competitive rates which reflect our regional cost base.
While we are competitive on price, our clients tell us that they work with us for the speed of our response, quality of our advice, our commercial approach, and our ability to manage and negotiate complex commercial contracts and transactions expertly.
Recognition of our expertise
Our Corporate and Commercial team is ranked in Tier 1 by leading legal directory The Legal 500 2024.
Head of the team James Bullock and leading Partners Erol Huseyin and Alex Cosgrove were all rated as ‘Recommended Lawyers’ in the 2024 directory.
As part of the ranking process, clients are interviewed by the directory. Comments included: “London quality advice from a responsive and approachable local firm” and “Erol Huseyin is excellent. Professional, approachable and engaging.”
The Corporate team, led by Claire Williams, won ‘Deal of the Year (sub £10m)’ at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2023. Claire was also shortlisted for Corporate Lawyer of the Year.
Find out more about our awards, accreditations and partnerships.
How we can help
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Commercial agreements are at the heart of how your business operates. They should help you to achieve your commercial goals while managing any risk.
Our experienced lawyers advise on a wide range of commercial agreements and issues, including terms and conditions, agency and distribution agreements, purchase and supply agreements, and outsourcing and joint ventures.
Find out more about our commercial agreement services.
Our Commercial team advises large UK and multi-national businesses including developers, investors, lenders and contractors on all aspects of domestic and international projects.
This includes project structures, loan and other finances structures, intellectual property licensing and competition law advice.
We have particular experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Find out more about our services for commercial projects.
Our lawyers have significant experience of advising clients on IT related matters, both where IT is their core business, or where it is a key part of their infrastructure.
Our experience in this field helps to ensure that clients are protected and the rights and needs of all parties are balanced.
We can advise on issues including software licensing, e-commerce, IT outsourcing and website terms and conditions.
Find out more about our legal advice on information technology.
Intellectual property law is vital in the creation and protection of your business assets.
We provide a full service of intellectual property advice ranging from the acquisition, exploitation and protection of intellectual property, through to its commercial use and the handling of infringement and other contentious issues.
Find out more about our intellectual property services.
Energy, waste and sustainability
We provide full legal support to companies operating in the energy, waste and sustainability industry on a broad range of issues.
Our team is able to support you at all stages of the project lifecycle, across a wide range of areas, including waste-to-energy, waste-to-fuels, renewables, green technology, utilities, decarbonising supply chains, and sustainable finance, to name just a few.
We particularly specialise in the development of next-generation energy recovery projects.
Find out more about our services for the energy, waste and sustainability industry.
London-quality advice from a responsive and approachable local firm.
Communication was excellent throughout the engagement.
Chambers & Partners
Widely experienced corporate practice which displays a particular affinity for private equity work, offering extensive expertise in advising investors and investees on transactional matters and portfolio company work.
Chambers & Partners 2022
It is an extremely experienced and efficient team that is good with time management