Business

Commercial

Our commercial solicitors will give your business the expertise and advice it needs day-to-day. We can help you protect the value generated by your business dealings, while managing the legal risks to your business.

Many of our lawyers have in-house experience, or have worked in industry before becoming legally qualified. With experts across all business sectors, you’ll work with someone who really understands your business and your requirements. We’ll add value at every stage and help you solve your problems quickly with a minimum of fuss.

We’ll get to know you, your business and the environment in which it operates. We know the questions to ask, the assumptions to challenge, where we can be flexible, and the points we need to insist on.

What Commercial Services Do We Offer?

We offer advice in areas including:

  • Charity law
  • Contracts
  • Data protection
  • Competition law
  • E-commerce and Data
  • Franchising
  • Information technology
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures
  • Public procurement
  • Financial services regulatory issues
  • Sales and distribution arrangements
  • Sourcing
  • State aid.

Who Can We Help?

  • Established and growing businesses
    From start-ups to stalwarts - we help businesses of all sizes, at all stages, in a range of industry sectors
  • In-house legal teams
    We can provide “wraparound” support to busy in-house teams. For example, we can provide help with strategic contracts, act as an overflow, or provide lawyers on secondment to your company
  • International businesses wishing to enter the UK
    We help companies looking to enter the UK market by providing expertise in English commercial law
  • UK businesses looking to do business with the rest of the world
    Through our membership of First Law International, we can get you find the right help to do business just about anywhere in the world.

Why Choose Our Commercial Lawyers?

Our commercial team offers specialist expertise, delivered from our nationwide network of offices.

We’re pragmatic, commercial and have deep understanding of the issues affecting you and your industry.  We offer high quality advice in clear plain language, and we pride ourselves on keeping to your deadlines and budgets.

Depending on your commercial needs, we can offer a variety of pricing structures. This may be hourly rate, fixed fee, a retainer or a bank of hours – it’s up to you.

Contact Us

Call our commercial team on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online to find out more about how we can help.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Speaking To Suppliers And Anticipating Customer Trends Are Crucial When No-Deal Brexit Planning

15 / 02 / 19 Read More

Brexit's Impact On Economy Will Be Less Than Financial Crisis, Says Report

11 / 02 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell Dealmaker Named Corporate Lawyer of the Year

08 / 02 / 19 Read More

Brexit Uncertainty Bites UK Manufacturers

01 / 02 / 19 Read More

Google Punished With £44 million Fine For Personal Data Breach

24 / 01 / 19 Read More

HMRC Increases Number Of Investigations Into Footballer Tax Avoidance

22 / 01 / 19 Read More

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016 5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100