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What We Do

Our commercial lawyers provide the legal documents, processes and support that your business needs in its everyday operations. We provide timely advice on often complex commercial matters, free from unnecessary jargon.

Acting across a variety of industry sectors, we provide specialist advice in the following areas:

How Our Commercial Lawyers Can Help

Our commercial lawyers work in partnership with you, tailoring the level of support to your business. Good service is at the heart of what we do, as is ensuring we have a thorough understanding of your organisation and its objectives. It is through this understanding and service promise that we have managed to grow long term working relationships with such a broad and diverse client base.

We understand the importance of cost certainty and providing value, and will always seek to agree cost structures which meet the needs of your organisation. Part of this is providing you with standard documents that allow you to manage risk effectively, while maintaining cost efficiency.

Recent Commercial Deals Include:

  • Advising HSBC on the outsourcing of cash deposit and collection services for its ATM estate
  • Advising Decathlon UK Ltd on the outsourcing of maintenance services
  • Advised Sheffield International Venues Limited on the facilities management arrangements for the Sheffield Arena
  • Advised on various academy school conversions, including multi-academy trusts and umbrella trust arrangements
  • Advised on the establishment of charities including 7 Hills Leisure Trust
  • Advised WNS Global Services on its multi-year $1 billion business process outsourcing contract with Aviva
  • Advising Jones Lang LaSalle on a range of commercial agreements including the appointment of facilities management suppliers


Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016"The excellent team at Irwin Mitchell works to a consistently high standard and makes the customer feel valued and important"
Legal 500, 2016

"Irwin Mitchell remains a first choice for complex work, and provides well-informed, prompt advice."
Legal 500, 2013

The team are noted as being "dynamic", providing a "high-quality legal service at a sensible cost" which "always delivers".
Legal 500, 2013

In IT & Telecoms Irwin Mitchell assists “a broad client base in relation to bespoke master service arrangements and consumer contracts. Industry strengths include the financial, retail and medical sectors.”
Legal 500, 2013

Specialist Commercial Services By Industry Sector

  • Structuring and establishment of new charities
  • Compliance with Charity Commission regulations
  • Reorganisations of existing charities
  • Constitutional and operational issues
  • Contracts required by any successful third sector business

  • Funding
  • Constitutional issues
  • Transactions (including school academy conversions)
Financial Services
  • Compliance with regulatory rules
  • The FCA authorisation process
  • Client classification
  • The regulatory perimeter
  • Specialist areas such as EMIR and the Payment Services regime

  • Advice to franchisors on the establishment of franchise arrangements
  • Advice to businesses considering taking a franchise
  • Customer and supplier contracts
  • Export documentation
  • Trade finance documents
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Joint ventures
  • Competition law
  • Advice on supply chain issues
Professional Services
  • Client terms of engagement
  • Advice on partnerships and joint ventures
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
Public Sector


  • Commercial Contracts
    Our commercial lawyers advise clients in all sectors on the contracts and arrangements which underpin their businesses.
  • Competition & State Aid
    We help our clients manage the complexities of competition law compliance, including state aid.
  • Public Procurement
    Our public procurement team provides specialist advice to public bodies identified as “Contracting Authorities”, as well as organisations dealing with them.
  • Sourcing
    We advise across a range of sectors on outsourcing, insourcing, offshoring, shared services and multi or single supplier arrangements.
  • Licensing
    Our specialist lawyers advise on the entire licensing process, whether it's a new application, a variation to an existing licence, or handling objections.
  • Notary Public Services
    Our Notary Public Services team have experience of authenticating a wide range of personal and business documentation, and can help with the legalisation process with documents for use abroad.

For more information on Commercial

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Commercial work then please contact Stuart Padgham (Partner) on +44 (0)129 374 2768, or send us an email.

For general enquiries

0370 1500 100

Key Contact

Stuart Padgham

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