Every working relationship has a contract at its heart. Drafting and agreeing, often complex terms takes legal expertise and an understanding of your commercial objectives.

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Whether you’re looking at outsourcing, putting in place terms and conditions or involved in manufacturing, supply and logistics, strong commercial agreements need to be in place.

Our team of contract experts are recognised for their skill in putting together complex agreements designed to prevent disputes, reduce commercial risk to your business and present opportunities for growth.

Our experience tells us that successful agreements, particularly concerning outsourced services, depend on a complex balance between planning, accurate scoping and business analysis, day-to-day governance, flexibility, acceptable costs and incentivisation. That they are grounded in the development of strong, collaborative commercial relationships and innovation.

Our commercial and IP specialists have a wealth of experience working for major FTSE 350 organisations across a range of contract matters, including drafting and advising on:

  • Supply of goods and services agreements (including terms and conditions of sale and purchase and business to consumer terms and conditions).
  • Agency and distribution agreements.
  • Franchising.
  • Sponsorship agreements.
  • Consultancy agreements.
  • Outsourcing agreements (including contract manufacturing, warehousing and logistics).
  • Confidentiality agreements.
  • Bribery Act and Modern Slavery Act compliance and contractual provisions.

How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of products, training and sector expertise.

Some of our experts

Craig Chaplin

Partner - National Head of Commercial & Competition

I am a Partner and Head of the Commercial & Competition Team.

James Lonsdale


I am a Partner in the Commercial and Intellectual Property team, advising businesses on commercial agreements with a focus on outsourcing and IT projects.

Paul Attwood


I advise on a full range of commercial legal agreements, including agency, distribution, logistics, outsourcing, IT, licensing and co-packing arrangements. I also advise on aspects of intellectual property law and competition law.


John Benjamin


I am a Partner in the London office specialising in intellectual property, technology and privacy law. I have a broad ranging practice covering both the transactional and litigation fields. I am also highly experienced in negotiating complex commercial agreements.

Rehman Noormohamed

Partner - Head of Education & Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

I have extensive expertise in acting for UK public sector clients, private international businesses and IT consulting houses on complex and large-scale IT, communications and business transformation projects and e-commerce, cloud computing, data protection and intellectual property matters.

Colin Miller


I am an intellectual property specialist with the firm’s commercial team with additional expertise in procurement law and competition law.

Modern Slavery Act 2015 – How we can help

We provide fixed price support to help your business comply with your obligations. Businesses with a UK presence and a worldwide turnover of £36 million or above are required to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement setting out the steps they have taken to ensure that their supply chain is free from slavery.

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