Commercial Contracts.

Commercial Contract Law Advice for Schools & Academies.

As with any other organisation, schools, academies and colleges have a need for commercial contracts and arrangements with stakeholders, suppliers and other third parties.

When deciding to enter into a commercial agreement, there are a number of considerations which should be taken into account to minimise the likelihood of a legal dispute down the line.

Our education solicitors can advise on a wide range of contractual issues including helping you to identify and manage risk in commercial contracts, negotiate key terms or look at protecting your intellectual property. We provide straightforward education legal advice to fit your needs, whether it is to review supplier terms and conditions or supporting you through negotiations on a key contract. We can help you put in place robust, commercially-focused agreements that protect you and your school.

Schools converting to become an academy or free school will need to review their commercial contracts as they prepare to leave the control of Local Authorities. This can seem a complex and daunting task, but we can help to bring clarity and organisation to the process by ensuring that your commercial contracts serve you well and are fit for purpose in the long term.

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How can Lanyon Bowdler Help?

We can help with:

  • Procuring goods and services
  • Agreements with third parties for the shared use of facilities
  • Contracts for the provision of IT hardware, software and associated support services
  • Service or outsourcing agreements, for catering, cleaning, facilities management and other core services
  • Public procurement contracts
  • Agreements for partnerships, collaborations and joint ventures
  • Copyright & other intellectual property issues
  • Intellectual property licences and assignments
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Lee

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Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

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

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

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Tim
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Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

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Paul Rowe
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Derwin College
Oswestry

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.

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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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