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Commercial law solicitors

Our experienced commercial solicitors advise clients of all sizes, from small-medium sized businesses, large multinational corporations, local and central government, and other public and third sector organisations.

We offer expert legal advice to support a range of transactions with businesses and organisations from across the private sector, public sector and third sector.

Our commercial expertise includes:

  • Contract law
  • Sourcing
  • Public procurement
  • Technology law
  • Intellectual property
  • Data protection
  • Freedom of information
  • Public law
  • Charities

We offer drafting of all types of business agreements such as:

  • terms and conditions of sale/purchase of goods and services
  • framework agreements
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • joint ventures
  • distribution and agency agreements
  • licensing

From considering procurement strategy, the sourcing of a supply chain, establishing a relationship with a new customer to exploiting assets and negotiating the deal, we bring a commercial and practical focus to the legal issues your business faces and provide you with solutions that work.

Our experienced commercial solicitors advise public sector clients on all aspects of commercial contracts. Our team’s experience in and understanding of public sector procurement means that we are able to advise on commercial contracts from the outset.

We advise on aspects such as:

  • KPIs / service credits
  • Termination
  • Warranties
  • Indemnities
  • Payment terms
  • Dispute resolution

From considering procurement strategy, the procurement process, establishing a relationship with new suppliers to on-boarding new suppliers, we bring a commercial and practical focus to the legal issues that authorities face and provide you with working solutions.

Key Contact

Aled Walters is a corporate, M&A and commercial partner who heads the commercial team. Aled advises on corporate and commercial matters, often advising on complex and high-value commercial agreements. He has significant experience advising on complex contracts and deals with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.

Understanding requirements and risk management are essential to the successful delivery of technology projects and on-going technology services arrangements.

The commercial team are experts in technology law. We act both for businesses providing IT services as well as businesses and organisations procuring IT.

Our expertise in technology law includes:

  • Software licensing
  • Intellectual property
  • Contract
  • TUPE/employment law
  • Corporate law
  • Data protection.

We are well placed to help a business understand their technology requirements, how best to source technology suppliers and, just as importantly, we advise on how to manage technology suppliers.

We can bring a commercial perspective to understanding the business drivers of your customers and enable you to understand and manage the risk appropriately.

Whether you are buying or delivering off the shelf software packages, ICT support, fully managed services, full outsourcing arrangements, developing bespoke software applications or website services, we can assist both in the pure legal aspects and the strategic aspects of the project.

He is well regarded, sensible and has a very good reputation… He gives good advice and clearly knows this area of law very well.

Chambers & Partners

We are incredibly grateful to Aled and the entire team at Hugh James. They guided us step by step through the entire process and were always on hand to offer advice and support. Their expertise and professionalism were second to none.

Lynsey Fisher, Founder, 4Wood

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