Contracts are essential to establishing successful business relationships with everyone from customers and suppliers to outsourcing providers and partner businesses. Getting the right agreements in place can help you work smoothly together, minimising the risk of disputes while providing a strong legal recourse if a dispute arises.
Our dedicated team regularly advise a wide range of local and national clients on many commercial contracts and agreements. This experience means we can deal effectively with the full spectrum of commercial arrangements, making sure the terms match your overall business interests and provide the strong protections you need.
We can offer your business:
- A free initial discussion and fee quote
- Fixed fees
- Direct line services to a dedicated, specialist solicitor
- Plain English advice tailored to your business
- Book your free initial consultation with our commercial contract lawyers in Plymouth
Our commercial contracts expertise
Our commercial team acts for a wide range of businesses in the South West and nationally, including public institutions, large and small businesses, privately owned and family companies across a wide range of sectors, as well as professional partnerships (firms of solicitors, accountants, medical and dental practices and surveyors).
The team’s work includes commercial agreements of all types such as terms of business, distribution and supply agreements, outsourcing and agreements for the licensing or other provision of technology.
The Wolferstans’ ethos of personal attention to clients and high standards of client service govern the work the team does. Clients will have the personal attention of leading specialists in law involved and advice will be pro-active, responsive and provided under agreed fee budgets. The team has a reputation for getting things done effectively and on time.
How we can help you with commercial contract law
Terms of Business
Terms of business are essential for defining the service you offer, as well as protecting you against disputes. Our team can assist you with reviewing and amending existing terms or drafting new terms of business, making sure all relevant issues are considered, including;
- Clearly defining your products and/or services
- Payment terms
- Any guarantees and/or warranties you offer
- Delivery timelines
- What happens if either party cannot meet their liabilities
- Notice conditions for ending the agreement
- Which laws govern the agreement
Distribution and supply agreements
Whether you are a distributor, supplier or customer, having the right agreement in place can provide the basis for a reliable relationship that means both parties’ needs are met and their commercial interests protected. We can assist with drafting, reviewing and amending these types of agreements, including advising on issues such as:
- Whether a formal distribution or supply agreement is needed
- Defining both parties’ obligations
- Setting out how any issues will be resolved
- Terms of notice for ending the agreement
When outsourcing services or providing outsourcing services, having a formal agreement in place can ensure a more effective relationship and minimise the risk of future disagreements. Our commercial contract lawyers can advise on issues including:
- Exactly which services will be provided
- Outsourcing fees
- Terms of payment
- Dispute resolution processes
- Notice terms for ending the agreement
If you are licensing equipment, technology, intellectual property or any other business assets, whether as the licensor or licensee, it is critical to have a robust licensing agreement in place that matches your commercial interests. Our commercial team can advise on issues including:
- What assets are included in the agreement
- The terms under which those assets can be used
- How long the licence will last for
- Licensing fees & payment terms
- The terms for extending or terminating the agreement
- How any disputes will be resolved
Our commercial contract law fees
Fixed fee commercial contract services
We can offer straightforward commercial contracts advice and services on a fixed fee basis. This means the full cost will be agreed in advance, so you will know the exact cost before deciding to work with our team.
Hourly rates for commercial contract services
For some more complex matters, we will typically charge according to a set hourly rate. This means we can give you exactly as much support as you need, while offering complete transparency over the costs involved.
Book your free initial consultation with our commercial contract lawyers in Plymouth
To discuss your commercial contracts needs with our team, please get in touch and we will be happy to hold a free initial conversation about how we can help. You can phone us on 01752 663295, start a live chat now or alternatively fill out the contact form on this page and a member of the team will call you back.
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Meet the teamSearch
Wolferstans LLP is a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales (registered number OC433921) which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with number 811913. (Plymstock Office SRA number 819159; Plympton Office SRA number 819160). The SRA’s Standards and Regulations can be viewed here. A list of the members of Wolferstans LLP, and of their professional qualifications, is available for inspection at our registered office: 60/66 North Hill Plymouth Devon PL4 8EP. We use the word `partner` to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. Data Protection Register Entry Number ZB009475 with an expiry date of 14 March 2022.VAT Registration Number 144043893.