Business Contracts.

Contract Solicitors for Commercial Agreements and Business Contract Law.

Business Contract Lawyers help companies to establish the paperwork they need to build a successful venture by minimising risk and protecting their interests should things go wrong.

It is absolutely vital to have written agreements in place to both exploit the benefit of your commercial arrangements and to protect you if a dispute arises.

Key Contact

Grainne Walters is a partner and head of the Corporate and Commercial Department; she specialises in corporate finance advisory and transactional work for private companies. She has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, private equity, corporate reorganisations and growth companies.

Gráinne Walters
Gráinne Walters
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases

Our Business Contracts Expertise

Our experienced solicitors are able to help you with business contracts. Our friendly and approachable team would be more than happy to help so get in touch today.

How can we help?

Our commercial law specialists are leaders in their field, and can advise on all aspects of company and partnership law, including domestic and international supply of goods and services.

As a firm, Lanyon Bowdler prides itself on being able to provide speedy, practical and accurate advice, while ensuring it is commercially realistic for your business. We have:
An understanding of business practices and of the practical implications of the law for those practices

  • A knowledge of the substantive law
  • A keen understanding of the business needs of our clients

We support businesses of all sizes in all sectors with their commercial contracts.

Whether you’re a small, new, or a larger established company, we can guide you with a commercial focus – allowing you to concentrate on achieving your business objectives without worrying about legal issues.

We offer a range of pricing options to suit your needs, whatever stage of the lifecycle you are at, so talk to our commercial lawyers today.

Legal 500 recommendation

The Legal 500 has for many years recommended Lanyon Bowdler for corporate and commercial services in the West Midlands and is recognised by the 2024 edition as a Tier Three firm and says ‘Underpinned by strong cross-office collaboration, Lanyon Bowdler’s ‘knowledge, advice, and expertise’ makes them a key port of call for a host of corporate clients’.

Testimonials:

‘The service provided by Lanyon Bowdler is excellent. Their team are knowledgeable and friendly, and produce work in a timely manner’.

‘Creative, responsive, knowledgeable, experienced, and a great help in negotiations. Focused on the big picture rather than getting bogged down in legal nuances’.

‘London firm quality in a regional practice’.

‘Lanyon Bowdler acted to manage and oversee the legal elements of the management buyout of our company. Their knowledge, advice, and expertise made the sale successful and time efficient. They dealt with a vast amount of legal paper work and jargon quickly and efficiently, using all their resources’.

Your Business Contract questions answered

Why are commercial agreements important?

Written commercial agreements are not just important, they are absolutely crucial!

The main purpose of written agreements is to provide a clear framework to govern a particular commercial transaction or relationship – whether that is with your customers and suppliers, co-partners, co-shareholders or your funders.

A written agreement can also be used to allocate any risks from the trading relationship of the parties to a particular contract. A party to whom a specific risk is allocated by the contract may seek protection against it by insurance.

A well-drafted contract will seek to minimise the risks falling on you and direct as many of them as possible on to the other party to the contract. That said, a well-drafted contract will not be excessively one-sided to avoid being commercially damaging to your trading relationships and reputation.

What makes a bad commercial agreement?

Vague or uncertain agreements may not be a contract at all. Even if it is a legally binding contract, any uncertainty may lead to disputes and potentially costly litigation.

Uncertainty within a contract commonly arises for two reasons.

Firstly, disputes may arise if the law on a particular subject is unclear. A well-drafted contract will seek to avoid this legal uncertainty by including express provisions to minimise the scope of application of uncertain legal rules.

Secondly, disputes may arise if the language of the contract is unclear. The contract should be drafted in clear terms to avoid disputes, especially because a contract term which is unclear may be construed against the party relying on it.

What are some common types of commercial agreements?

As you might expect, there are a huge range of commercial agreement types, but some of the more common ones our legal specialists advise on include:

Commercial Agreements

  • Supply contracts
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Computer and IT contracts
  • Trading documentation, including standard terms and conditions for sale or purchase
  • Distribution and agency agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Services and outsourcing agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Bespoke commercial agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Data protection
  • Licences, assignments, development agreements and service agreements
  • Copyright and other intellectual property issues
  • Public procurement

Partnerships

Limited Liability Partnerships

Partnership agreements and dissolutions

Banking and Security

Banking and finance documents, guarantees and other security documentation.

Do I need company terms and conditions?

Company terms and conditions act as a contract between the business and it’s customers.  It is a fundamental document that provides the first line of protection against disputes, and should cover issues relating to copyright, conditions of use, limitation of liability, terms of delivery, the refund policy and more.  Terms and conditions contracts should be highly specific to your business and up to date with the legislation referenced within them.  Our Business Contract Lawyers will take the time to understand your business and the environment in which you operate, so ensure that your terms and conditions document is clear, practical and effective should things go wrong.

Our Commercial Contract Law Team can draw up new terms and conditions or review and amend existing Ts and Cs for businesses throughout Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid Wales and North Wales.

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What our clients say.

Got the advice I needed to help me with my business, always available when needed.

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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

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All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

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Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

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I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

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Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

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Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Contact Lanyon Bowdler’s Contract Solicitors Today

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our Business Lawyers can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

We have one of the most well recognised teams of business lawyers. We offer a wide range of pricing options including fixed fees and service level guarantees.

As a leading law firm, we regularly act for clients on all manner of commercial contract law issues. We can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

For more information about how we can advise you on all areas of commercial law, speak to our experts today.

Please contact us by phone or use the online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.

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Gráinne Walters
Gráinne Walters
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Edward Burrell
Edward Burrell
Partner
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Leisure & Tourism
Nicholas Bridgewater
Nicholas Bridgewater
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate Law
Abi Croft
Abi Croft
Solicitor
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Jennifer Edwards
Jennifer Edwards
Associate Solicitor
Corporate Law | Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases
Zoe Roberts
Zoe Roberts
Associate Solicitor
Business Contracts | Business Sales & Purchases | Corporate Law
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