The key to drafting and negotiating a good commercial contract and looking after a client’s interests is to understand their business, to understand how the contract fits into their business and to understand their expectations and aims for entering into the contract. Only then can you provide pragmatic and commercial advice.

What is vital, what is preferable and what is inconsequential? These are fundamental questions that a lawyer must address, but too often fails to because they provide advice in a vacuum, divorced from the commercial reality of the situation.

We make time to understand your business. Our lawyers have extensive experience across a wide range of industry sectors and have dealt with clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to many household name brands.

For details of recent projects, please see our Review of Business 2016-17

Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Advertising and Sales Promotions
  • Bespoke Contracts
  • Commercial Agency Agreements
  • Competition Law
  • Confidentiality
  • Consumer Law
  • Copyright and Database Protection
  • Design Commissioning
  • Distribution Agreements
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT and Software
  • Joint Commercial Ventures and Collaborations
  • Manufacturing
  • Outsourcing Agreements
  • Privacy Policy
  • Procurement
  • Research and Development
  • Sponsorship
  • Sub-Contracts and Consultancy
  • Technology Licensing
  • Terms of Supply of Goods and Services
  • Trade Marks

For specialist legal advice please contact: 
Mark Chapman on 01276 686222 or by email at
Alex Canham on 0118 989 9717 or by email at
Cesare mcardle on 0118 989 9709 or by email at

We also keep you regularly updated on recent changes to the law affecting your business through our free e-shots and briefings. If you would like to receive our e-shots then click here to send your details.

"Herrington Carmichael LLP's corporate and commercial offering is led by 'excellent dealmaker and strong networker' Yavan Brar, who specialises in transactional work, including M&A and corporate restructuring."
Legal 500, 2012 Edition

"Very content with service received, the depth of team allowed for good contact and response time"
Reg Manser, Creative Director, Life Healthcare Communications


The Legal 500 Our corporate and commercial team is delighted to have been recognised in this year's edition of the UK Legal 500 as a leading advisor in the Thames Valley corporate and commercial legal markets
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