Commerical Law

Commercial Lawyers

You are not running an average business, so why would you want an average lawyer?

At Beyond, our expert commercial solicitors and commercial lawyers strive to go far beyond the average. Our team advise businesses on the risks and opportunities that lie within contracts.

The technical expertise we have is complemented by an ability to provide agile, creative and prompt solutions to your most demanding commercial law issues. We will support you with commercial advice on all aspects of running your business and on your relationships with customers and suppliers and sometimes, regulators.

In particular, we advise on:

  • IT and technology contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Branding
  • Data protection
  • Agency and distribution
  • Advertising
  • Franchising

We work closely with our colleagues across the practice, something that, surprisingly, you won’t find in many of our competitors, meaning that should an issue become litigious or lead to specific sector issues, you will have seamless support.

What We Do

We provide expert sector-specific support for businesses across of range of industries including:

  • Retail, leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Food and drink

Our expertise has meant we have drafted terms and agreed on worldwide deals for PLCs, as well as negotiated complex contracts for individuals and SMEs.

Our commercial experts have first-rate experience in drafting and negotiating to ensure that your commercial objectives are met, disputes are prevented and the risks facing your business are reduced.

Our experience enables us to guide you through the lifecycle of your business, providing practical solutions to practical business challenges.

Our specialists have a wealth of experience in advising clients on a range of commercial areas, including:

  • Commercial law and contracts – advising on trading terms and conditions, confidentiality arrangements, contracting processes, agreements for the supply of goods and services, consumer contracts and advertising.
  • Technology – working on a full range of tech contract matters such as software licensing and ownership, integration, SaaS arrangements, hardware and system purchase and supply arrangements, hosting arrangements, cloud service agreements, reseller arrangements, service level agreements and IT outsourcing.
  • Franchising – helping our clients establish a franchise network and develop an appropriate group structure, reviewing and drafting franchise agreements, deposit agreements, lease and sub-lease agreements. We also regularly support networks on resales and support franchisors with their international expansion.
  • Manufacturing, Agency and Distribution – setting up and supporting domestic and cross-border distribution and agency arrangements, complex manufacturing agreements, equipment contracts, outsourcing, commercial joint ventures and supply chains.
  • Intellectual Property – a full range of ‘soft’-IP rights such as trade marks, design rights and copyright We help our clients manage and exploit trade mark portfolios, including filing and prosecuting trade marks and we regularly advise on licensing, assignments and joint ventures involving IP.
  • Data – all aspects of data protection compliance including privacy policies, compliance advice, international data transfers, data protection audits, marketing, cookies compliance through to subject access requests and privacy and electronic communications.

How We Do It

Our team have all gained experience at market or sector-leading practices and solid private practice. This means that all of our team have in-house experience in dealing with complex commercial issues for local, national and international businesses. This allows us to deliver the expertise provided by the UK’s leading law firms, but with a personal touch and a focus on consistently excellent client service.

We get the job done, on time and on budget. We believe in fixed fees but where we can’t provide a fixed price for our work we’ll be open and transparent on fees throughout to avoid any nasty shocks.

Our team also has excellent in-house experience, meaning that our lawyers provide you with first-rate legal advice, delivered commercially. This means that we work with clients as trusted advisors, not just expert technical lawyers. Our approach is strategic, commercial and creative – we speak your language and we can offer support across your entire business, making us a partner you can rely on.