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Herrington Carmichael has a team of experienced commercial lawyers who provide a combination of legal expertise and pragmatic commercial awareness.

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Commercial Lawyers

Our team has been building its reputation as one of the fastest growing teams in the region. Highly experienced across the full ambit of work within a wide range of industry sectors.

Our lawyers work with clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to many household name brands.  

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. We are alert to the fact that not all projects fit neatly into a standard form of document and that contracts need to be tailored to the specific circumstances and the needs of our clients.

Contracts & Agreements
Data Protection
Intellectual Property
Media & Entertainment
 Legal Outsourcing Solutions
Public Procurement
Training & Workshops

Contracts & Agreements

Our commercial contract lawyers regularly advise clients on and negotiate complex commercial agreements, agency & distribution agreements, outsourcing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, manufacturing agreements, IT & Technology contracts, and managed services agreements to name a few.

  • Business contracts 
  • Competition Law
  • Confidentiality & non-disclosure agreements
  • Consumer contracts
  • Software & IT contracts
  • Managed service agreements
  • Supply of goods, manufacturing, distribution and agency contracts
  • International contracts
  • Outsourced legal solutions
  • e-commerce
  • Fintech
  • Cosmetic regulatory agreements

Contract & Agreements Services

Data Protection

Data is a valuable business asset and data protection compliance is a critical issue for companies and individuals alike. Our expert data protection lawyers regularly advise on a variety of complex data protection issues. Our services include:

  • Data Breaches
  • Employment Data Protection
  • Subject Access Requests
  • Compliance
  • Disputes
  • Audits
  • Policies

In addition, we also advise on a wide range of data protection matters, such as:

  • The use of cookies and other tracking technologies
  • The transfer of personal data to third countries
  • The use of personal data for marketing purposes

Whether you have just established your company or are an experienced data protection officer, our understanding of the market and law means we are able to apply a commercial and contractually sound perspective to our support and advice.

Data Protection Services


Online commerce, whether that is business to business arrangements or business to consumer, is an evolving and excellent way to broaden your client base. It does however attract a range of legal compliance requirements, which can be complex to navigate.

We have worked with established businesses and start up businesses to create e-commerce strategies, and have created legally compliant platforms for those who only trade online.

When trading online there are a number of aspects of law which come into play, some of which might have a big impact on your business and the way you structure your e-commerce strategy. We have collaborated with businesses on many different aspects, including:

  • The effect of consumer legislation
  • Compliance with regulatory regimes
  • Prohibitions under competition law
  • Website customer journey and terms and conditions
  • Data protection and GDPR requirements

Ecommerce Services


Financial technology (better known as fintech) describes new technology that improves and automates the delivery and use of financial services. This amalgamation has revolutionised how financial services are accessed, used and delivered.

Whilst Fintech companies have a keen understanding of both the financial and technological realms, the legal complexities linked to this merger can be daunting.

Our FinTech services:

  • Contractual Relationships
  • Cybersecurity & fraud prevention
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Disputes
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulatory compliance

FinTech Services

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property encompasses a vast and diverse array of business property from software and other copyright materials, to designs and logos and inventions and processes. The laws surrounding Intellectual Property fall into a number of areas, copyright, trade marks, design rights and patents.

Our Intellectual Property team have assisted start-ups through to multi-national businesses protecting their IP. How can we help you:

  • Copyright & Trade Marks
  • Brand Protection
  • Buying and Selling Intellectual Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Licences
  • IP Disputes
  • Outsourced IP Services
  • Protecting a Design
  • Training and Workshops

Intellectual Property

Media & Entertainment

In the world of media, clients often have to navigate their projects in fast-paced environments whilst trying to avoid legal pitfalls. Our media team have experience in advising on all aspects of media law; from drafting bespoke agreements to providing advice on the regulatory and legal issues which need reviewing to ensure success to digital marketing and advertising campaigns, licensing, notification requirements, and regulatory interventions. Confidently facing any legal challenge, our media team’s unwavering commitment to ongoing training and knowledge expansion guarantees our clients receive the most up-to-date, efficient, and accurate advice.

Our services:

  • Marketing Laws
  • Social Media Laws
  • Training & Workshops
  • Intellectual Property (IP) 
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Disputes

Media & Entertainment

Outsourced Legal Solutions

We understand your need to identify and minimise risk cost effectively.

By outsourcing your legal requirements this could result in cost savings by reducing operational costs, giving you access to specialised expertise and reducing your administrative burden to enable you to focus on your core competencies.

As a heavily regulated industry, we take utmost care to ensure the confidentiality of legally sensitive information and data shared with us to reduce risk to data or confidentiality breaches. We also ensure transparency regarding costs and expenses to enable you to remain within the confines of your budget.

Our services:

  • Commercial Audit
  • Data Audit
  • Intellectual Property Audit
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Commercial Contract Audit
  • Immigration Audit

Legal Outsourcing Solutions

Procurement Lawyers

We regularly advise clients on public procurement issues and are supported by our experienced Real Estate and Dispute Resolution teams to ensure that we deal efficiently with any procurement challenges that may arise.

We are well placed to advise corporations and government bodies on the acquisition of goods or services by governmental entities. A crucial aspect of public procurement is ensuring you submit a compliant bid as any non-adherence could result in exclusion from the process.

We have assisted many clients submit bids in which they were ultimately successful. A couple of examples of our recent work in this area includes:

  • Advising a services provider in respect of a series of contracts worth c£70 million with a public body.
  • Advising a service provider on outsourcing contract with UK bank – contract value c£80 million.

Public Procurement Services

Training & Workshops

A single legal training session can help your staff to identify and deal with risk and issues and know when to seek further guidance. We offer training onsite or we would be pleased to host you at our offices. Alternatively, we can provide training remotely using video conferencing facilities, enabling live Q&A sessions.

We can provide training sessions which are designed to meet the needs of your business and address new or recurring issues which your business might face. We are experienced in providing training to staff across all departments, including in-house legal counsel and sales teams, to ensure that they stay ahead of current commercial law and / or regulatory law trends which might affect them in their roles within the business.

What types of training do we provide?

  • Legal knowledge training
  • Key commercial clauses training
  • Terms in commercial agreements
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Regulated Training Sesssions

Training & Workshops

Recent Work

£160m Infrastructure Project 

Advising infrastructure provider in respect of a £160 million sub-contract in connection with a public body.

£80m UK Bank Outsourcing Contract

Advising managed services provider on outsourcing contract with a UK bank with a contract value of £80 million.

£70m Public Procurement 

Advising managed services provider in respect of a public procurement process and on the related contractual documentation in respect of a series of contracts worth £70 million with a public body.

Fintech advice

Advising a leading Fintech funding and payment solutions provider in respect of an FCA change of control application and negotiation of and advice on business-critical SaaS product.

International Data

Advising an internationally recognised provider of retail analytics solutions with international data protection advice concerning a cross-jurisdictional marketing launch.

UK Bank Advice

Drafting, negotiating and advising on agreement for provision of services to customers of large UK bank on an insured basis. Value of £60 million per annum, to include reviewing, amending and approving terms of business agreements with numerous insurers including Lloyds syndicates.

Legal Insight

Commercial Team

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Best Law Firms 2024

Herrington Carmichael has once again been named in the Times Best Law Firms. We were first listed in 2023 and have once again made the Best Law Firms list for 2024.

Best Law Firm 2024

£160m Infrastructure Project

Advising managed services provider on outsourcing contract with a UK bank with a contract value of £80 million.