Commercial Contract Solicitors

Commercial contracts and agreements are essential to most businesses, providing a clear legal framework for their relationships with customers, suppliers, contractors and more. Getting the right terms in place can allow you to establish an effective relationship, provide surety for your day-to-day operations and minimise the risk of any unexpected problems.

At Griffith Smith, our Commercial team are experts in commercial contract law, assisting a wide range of clients across various sectors on matters including:

  • Negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Reviewing the terms of their existing contracts and agreements
  • Existing contracts and agreements
  • Dealing with commercial contract disputes

Bringing a business-minded approach underpinned by exceptional legal expertise, we are able to help our clients to achieve terms that match their immediate and overall commercial needs. Our goal is to give our clients the tools to build profitable business relationships while allowing their organisations to operate effectively and safely.

Our commercial contract solicitors in Sussex can assist with all types of contracts and agreements, including:

  • Business terms and conditions (Ts&Cs)
  • Supply Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Hiring and Leasing Contracts
  • Agency Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Information Technology (IT) Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Agreements and Licences
  • Data protection and privacy policies
  • Collaboration and joint venture agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements

Speak to our commercial contract solicitors in Sussex now

To find out more about how we can help you with a commercial contract law matter, please contact your local Griffith Smith office in Brighton or Hassocks.

Or you can get in touch by email or using our simple online enquiry form.

Why choose Griffith Smith for commercial contract law?

Decades of experience with commercial contracts and agreements

Our commercial contract solicitors have worked with all manner of different businesses and organisations across a variety of sectors over the years. As such, we know all of the potential areas where problems can arise and where they may be additional opportunities to act upon. This allows our clients to get the most out of their contracts and agreements.

Strong commercial aptitude

We understand the business world and the commercial pressures businesses have to deal with. This informs every part of our approach to dealing with contracts and agreements, helping to ensure the legal solutions we offer always reflect the commercial realities our clients need to account for.

A tailored approach to match your commercial priorities

Every business and business relationship is different, so we don’t offer one-size-fits-all contracts and agreements for our clients. Instead, everything we do is tailor-made for our clients and their exact needs, helping to ensure they get the very best from their commercial relationships.

Exceptional client service

Providing first-class client service is really important to our team. We will always be available when you need us, ready to answer your questions in plain English and provide regular updates on progress. When you work with us, you can be sure your concerns will be listened to and addressed promptly.

Our commercial contract law expertise

Negotiating contracts and agreements

Getting the right terms in place for a commercial contract or agreement helps to get the relationship between the parties on a firm footing, gives assurance that you will be able to work effectively with them and provides strong recourse in the event anything goes wrong.

Our commercial contract solicitors can assist with matters including:

  • Negotiating heads of terms
  • Drafting a commercial contract or agreement
  • Reviewing a commercial contract or agreement you have been asked to sign
  • Renewing a commercial contract or agreement
  • Renegotiating the terms of a contract of agreement

Reviewing the terms of their existing contracts and agreements

Whether you have been offered a contract to sign or need advice on the terms of an existing contract or agreement, it can be very helpful to consult and expert commercial contract lawyer. This can help to clarify your rights and responsibilities, allowing you to avoid disputes or giving you confidence to raise an issue where you see one.

We can advise on all areas of commercial contracts and agreements, including:

  • Payments clauses
  • Force Majeure clauses
  • Third party rights clauses
  • Arbitration clauses
  • Guarantees and warranties
  • Insurance clauses
  • Subcontracting clauses
  • Retention of title clauses
  • Indemnity and liability clauses
  • Confidentiality clauses
  • Termination clauses

Terminating contracts and agreements

If the time has come to end a commercial contract, it is important to make sure you do so in line with the terms, explicit or implied, contained within the contract. Getting expert advice on this can help you to exit a commercial contract or agreement smoothly while minimising the risk of any legal dispute or reputational damage.

Our commercial contract lawyers can assist with matters including:

  • Using contract termination clauses
  • Relying on implied terms to terminate a contract
  • Understanding what constitutes ‘reasonable notice’ to terminate a contract or agreement
  • Terminating a contract for serious breaches by the other party

Dealing with commercial contract disputes

Disputes over commercial contracts can be very complicated, time-consuming and expensive, if the right approach is not taken from the outset. The right legal advice at an early stage can allow you to avoid a dispute or ensure it is swiftly resolved by giving you clarity over your legal position, that of the other party and your options to secure a resolution.

We can assist with commercial contract disputes related to matters including:

  • Breach of a commercial contract
  • Disagreement over the terms of a commercial contract
  • Exiting commercial contracts

Our team includes experienced Commercial Litigator Paul Harrington, who is a Law Society Accredited Civil Mediator. This allows us to offer mediation in house for clients facing a commercial contract dispute, so we can keep the process efficient and cost-effective.

Take a look at how we can help with commercial dispute resolution.

Our commercial contract services pricing

Our pricing is intended to be transparent, so clients can fully understand the costs involved, and flexible, so we can provide a service that suits out clients’ budgetary requirements.

For more complex matters, such as dealing with commercial contract disputes, we will typically charge according to an agreed hourly rate based on the level of expertise required.

Whatever your requirements, our commercial contract lawyers will be happy to provide a transparent estimate of costs upfront.

Speak to our commercial contract solicitors in Sussex

For clear, advice on any commercial contract matter, please contact our team in Brighton or Hassocks.


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