Realising a commercial strategy usually involves a wide range of stakeholders, from suppliers to contractors and customers to regulators.
Ensuring that a customer proposition and underlying contracts are fit for purpose and don’t fall foul of commercial, consumer or competition laws requires sector-specific and overarching expertise, together with acute attention to detail.
From advising on ‘route to market’ strategies, such as agency, distribution, franchise and IP licensing through to business process outsourcing, sponsorship and consumer law (including regulatory investigations), we provide commercially savvy advice in a manner that helps you to cut through the complexities, manage risk and achieve your goals.
We can help to achieve ‘win-win' outcomes for clients and counterparties. We communicate clearly and succinctly. We will tell you if something is ‘market’ or not, and we don’t shy away from numbers. We will tailor our service to your needs, which might mean an end-to-end service on a complex project or a simple ‘red flag’ report of key risks. We stand out from many other law firms in having specialist commercial and consumer law experts whose deep experience is sector-specific and spans advising blue chip multi-nationals, start-ups, high growth businesses and investors.
You can view our latest two Commercial blog posts below and our full blog here.
CMA poised to get personal on pricing algorithms!27 January 2021
The CMA has published an eye-opening paper on algorithms, showing how they can, if misused, reduce competition in digital markets and cause harm to consumers.
Tech Predictions 202111 January 2021
Yes, it’s that time of year to grab a cuppa and immerse yourself in learning about how tech might change your 2021. Now, we know it’s easy to be a little glum if stuck working from home, but amazing businesses thrive on a bold vision, focus, drive and positivity. That’s our spirit as we go into 2021. We hope you will join us on the tech discovery journey.
COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers07 January 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
Fertile Ground for Potential Disputes - Dealing with Commercial Contracts During The Second Lockdown: Clive Greenwood writes for Caterer Licensee Hotelier News25 November 2020
Clive Greenwood article for Caterer Licensee Hotelier News discusses the impact of a second English lockdown on supply chain commercial contracts in the hospitality sector.
Law Commission gets set to tackle online abuse21 September 2020
It will come as no surprise that the existing UK legal framework of ‘communications offences’ has not really kept pace with changes in the ways we communicate. The Law Commission points out that in some cases the laws fail to address harmful behaviours online, and in others they risk interfering with our rights to freedom of expression. So, what change is on the horizon?
Plans for new rights for consumers during trader insolvency31 July 2020
Figures show that online sales have jumped from 19.9% of all retail sales in January to 32.8% in May 2020.
UK government publishes White Paper and consultation on UK Single Market28 July 2020
Just when you thought the UK was leaving a Single Market, the UK government is worried about another one – the one within the four home nations of the UK.