Commercial contracts form the legal foundation for a business, providing a solid structure that will allow you to operate in the way that you want. Having the right contracts in place will give you both the flexibility you need and the reassurance of knowing that you have a sound legal base to rely on, should any difficulties arise.
Businesses generally need a wide range of contracts, from agency and distribution agreements to supply and purchase agreements and licences for software and other intellectual property. Having the right advice is crucial, both in understanding what contracts are necessary and in the reliable drafting of agreements that will give your business adequate protection.
At Preston Redman, our commercial contract solicitors have broad experience across a range of sectors and a sound understanding of business needs. We will take the time to get to know your operation and our advice to you will be provided in light of your commercial aims and ambitions.
Our commercial solicitors represent clients from Bournemouth, Poole, the wider Dorset area and beyond. We will work with you in the way that suits you, including in person, over the phone and via videoconferencing.
To speak to one of our highly experienced solicitors for business contracts in Bournemouth, please contact our Bournemouth office on 01202 292 424 or fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response.
How our commercial contract solicitors in Bournemouth can help you
Our commercial contract solicitors in Bournemouth deal with a full range of matters, including:
- Commercial contract review
- Advising you on the types of commercial contracts needed for your business
- Drafting commercial contracts
- Negotiating commercial contracts
- Ending a commercial contract
- Commercial contract dispute resolution
Commercial contract review
Before you enter into a commercial contract, you need to be sure that you fully understand the implications of signing and that the contract will have the effect that you need it to have. We can review a contract on your behalf and ensure that your rights and interests are protected as far as possible.
Advising you on the types of commercial contracts needed for your business
Businesses usually have the need for a wide range of commercial contracts to allow them to operate effectively and with a sound legal foundation. We can work with you to establish what types of commercial contracts you need in place and what terms and conditions will best safeguard your operation.
Common examples of commercial contracts include:
- Joint venture agreements
- Supply contracts for goods and services
- Agency and distribution contracts
- Franchising agreements
- Outsourcing agreements
- Manufacturing agreements
- Software licensing agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
Drafting commercial contracts
We have a high level of expertise in commercial contract law and as well as providing advice for commercial contracts, we can draft the documents you need to support your organisation, including heads of terms and final contracts. We will ensure that the terms and conditions are clear and unambiguous, reducing the risk of misunderstandings or disagreements in the future.
Negotiating commercial contracts
We can negotiate the terms and conditions of heads of terms and commercial contracts on your behalf to ensure that they accurately reflect what you want to happen and give you the legal backing you need.
This can be particularly important in large and complex commercial agreements, where putting comprehensive heads of terms in place before drawing up the contract can help ensure that everyone has the same intentions.
Strong heads of terms will identify the key issues to be considered so that negotiations can be focused and productive.
Once the heads of terms have been signed, we can negotiate strongly on your behalf to secure the commercial contract that meets your business needs. We will ensure that the agreement has the necessary level of detail to avoid misunderstandings while keeping it clear and uncomplicated.
Ending a commercial contract
If you want to end a commercial contract, you need to take care to ensure that this is done in the correct way. The contract may set out the process for termination, which you should follow carefully. If mistakes are made, you could be held to be in breach of the contract.
If the contract does not set out how it can be ended, you may be able to give notice if there is an implied term allowing this. If you have any doubts, we can advise you of your options.
In some cases, you may be entitled to terminate a contract if the other party has failed to meet its obligations. You should seek legal advice before doing this however, as there is a risk that you could be found to be in breach of the contract terms if it is still in force.
Commercial contract dispute resolution
With a wide range of contracts and business relationships in place for most organisations, disputes are relatively common. Our commercial contracts lawyers have a high level of experience in dealing with disagreements and are often able to resolve matters quickly and effectively without the need for litigation.
We will identify the key issues and write a formal letter to the other party setting out your case. Where necessary, we can negotiate on your behalf to try and find an acceptable solution.
If an agreement is not possible, we can represent you in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration or early neutral evaluation. These can be efficient ways of dealing with disagreements and are generally faster and less expensive than court proceedings.
Where a solution cannot be found, we can put together the strongest possible case on your behalf for hearing by the court.
Why choose Preston Redman’s commercial contract solicitors?
Commercial contracts law is often complex and there are many traps for the unwary. We can work with you to ensure that the contracts you enter into are right for your business and do not expose you unduly to liability or risk.
Our advice will be tailored to the particular needs of your organisation. We will always take the time to talk through any concerns you have and to get to know your operation thoroughly.
We work with our clients for the long term, building a partnership of trust and excellence, and we are proud to see businesses we represent going from strength to strength.
Our commercial contract solicitors’ fees
We offer some work on a fixed fee basis so that you will know the cost at the outset. Provided the matter does not become more complicated, this is the amount that will be payable, with no hidden costs.
For more complicated cases we will work on an hourly basis. Our fees are competitive and we will ensure you have the right level of expertise for your matter. We will provide you with an estimate of the likely costs as well as regular updates throughout.
For more information in respect of our services, see our commercial solicitors page.
Get in touch with our Bournemouth commercial contract solicitors
To speak to one of our friendly, highly experienced business contract solicitors in Bournemouth, please contact our Bournemouth office on 01202 292 424 or fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response.