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E-commerce and Online Trading Agreements & Compliance


E-commerce has grown exponentially in recent years and is now the primary channel through which many businesses drive sales.

The number of people and businesses shopping online is increasing all the time, creating more opportunities for web-based traders to establish themselves and develop in the marketplace. However, trading remotely online does give rise to various regulatory pitfalls which are not associated with traditional bricks and mortar businesses.

There are a range of legal considerations that need to be addressed before going live, including electronic marketing, online trading, distance selling and data protection regulations.

How can Lanyon Bowdler help?

Lanyon Bowdler has a great deal of experience in acting for clients who trade online. Our experts advise businesses in e-commerce on commercial contracts for business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions.

We take away the burden of stress by taking charge of the whole process to ensure your business is protected. This includes:

  • Preparing website terms and conditions
  • Advising on data protection and privacy policies
  • Protecting your intellectual property rights
  • Advising you on your processes to ensure compliance with applicable regulations

Our friendly and approachable Business Contract Lawyers have experience in all areas of e-commerce trading and can give you a tailor-made solution to your specific requirements. We make sure you are protected and fully compliant with relevant legislation, leaving you to concentrate on what matters most - building up your new business.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Ludlow, Hereford, Bromyard and Conwy, where our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to welcome you for an initial chat about your requirements. We work with businesses across Shropshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, The Marches, Mid & North Wales, Birmingham, and the Midlands. As a leading national corporate & commercial law firm with specialist business contracts lawyers, we can represent your interests wherever you are in England, Wales or Northern Ireland

For more advice about how we can help you please use the online enquiry form and someone will get in touch with you.




We were keen to complete an asset purchase of an online business within a three-week timescale, in a busy period leading up to the end of the year. Enquiries with other law firms were discouraging but Lanyon Bowdler took on the task and completed the purchase five days ahead of target! The contract documents and proposals were all professionally handled and promptly executed. Well done!  

- Martin, Via Review Solicitors

Extremely efficient when dealing with a company transfer arrangement that was far from straight forward. Very pleasant team.

- Mr D & Mrs S Ford, Surrey

Thank you for your professional help, advice and commitment to ensure we had the best outcome.

- Mrs S Peruffo, Herefordshire