Business & Commercial

Business is about taking risks and reaping rewards and that is why our commercial solicitors help our business clients eliminate unnecessary risks and effectively manage those that remain.

How our business and commercial solicitors help our clients

Clients come to us because our commercial solicitors have the ability to apply our knowledge and expertise in a creative way.  Our business is to understand your business.

From human resources to alternative dispute resolution, commercial leasing to marketing & advertising, procurement options to contract drafting and negotiations, our commercial solicitors help with your day-to-day legal challenges in addition to your plans for the future.

We have a commitment to providing legally robust advice, in a collaborative and informative way.  We thrive when it comes to solving difficult and complex issues – our mission is to provide you with commercially astute solutions to help you meet your business plans and objectives.

Our business and commercial legal services

Commercial litigation

Every dispute is different and our commercial litigators are solution-focussed.

Our expertise includes:

Should you ever find yourself involved in a dispute, we can offer you the advice and assistance you need in making a claim or if you intend on defending yourself from one.

Commercial contracts

Our commercial solicitors provide comprehensive advice to businesses on the full range of contract matters, from vetting and negotiating terms, to drafting bespoke agreements that meet strategic needs.

Our expertise includes:

Intellectual property

Our intellectual property lawyers protect our clients’ interests. We help you to understand your intellectual property (IP) from trademarks to copyright and help to register with the appropriate authority.

Our intellectual property experts also provide strategic IP advice to protect your business.

Commercial specialists

 

Our Business/Commercial solicitors in London and Belfast are experienced in acting for a broad range of enterprises, from small private businesses to PLCs, across a range of business sectors. We also have extensive experience of advising private and public sector clients in a procurement context; for example, from Local Authorities setting up frameworks advertising tender opportunities, to advising individual tendering companies throughout the whole procurement process and beyond.

At Oracle Solicitors, we offer advice that is direct and practical, with an understanding of the commercial pressures affecting your organisation, in addition to offering clear fee structures from the outset.

Our team is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you receive a service tailored to meet your needs.

 

FAQs

Commercial contracts vary significantly from contract to contract. You should read the whole contract before signing to ensure it meets your requirements. The key elements we suggest you review are:

  • The payment terms – what you are expected to pay and when? Are there additional payments or retainers due?
  • Termination clause – look at how you can exit the agreement and what are your termination rights?
  • Liabilities – what are you liable for, and the limits of those liabilities, should you breach the terms?
  • Governing law – what is the governing law?

 

Our commercial team can help you understand the key terms of the contract.

Drafting a shareholders agreement can be extremely complex and it is best to get advice from one of our experts. However, prior to getting an agreement drafted you should think of the areas that are important to the shareholders. These can include:

  • Dividends
  • Employment status as a director
  • Influence
  • Protection of minority shareholders
  • Valuation of the shares
  • Voting powers

 

You should further look at the areas that you wish for the shareholders agreement to cover such as the process of transferring or selling of shares.

Terms and conditions should make clear:

  • what you are selling
  • the price of sale
  • payment terms
  • the provisions of sale
  • termination
  • insurance and risk
  • intellectual property rights
  • liabilities
  • indemnities
  • data protection
  • consumer rights

 

If you need a terms and conditions of sale drafted call us today on 020 3051 5060.

Commercial disputes can become expensive and time consuming without a proper process in place to review and assess.

Firstly, you should review the terms of the agreement and whether either party has defaulted on terms. Then assess the loss and try and negotiate an amicable solution.

Prior to pursuing legal recourse, you must follow appropriate alternative dispute resolution.

If you are in a commercial dispute, then call us today on 020 3051 5060.

Intellectual property rights are the legal rights to ideas or creations of the mind. They can include stories, designs, inventions, software and much more.

Get in touch if you need Intellectual Property advice.

Jason McKenzie

Jason McKenzie has joined us as a Director, specialising in a range of legal areas including employment, commercial and public sector work.

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