Few things define the success of a business more than its commercial contracts.
Not only do clear, robust contracts provide certainty between your organisation and your customers and suppliers, they also give confidence to potential investors that your business is well-organised with predictable repeatable revenue.
We advise clients across a broad range of sectors in relation to all of their commercial contract requirements. We will ensure the contracts key to your business’s growth operate in your best interests and are water-tight in regard to complex terms such as indemnities, dispute resolution, time-scales, and deliverables.
We advise on all types of commercial agreements including the following:
- Agency and distribution agreements
- Consultancy and services agreements
- Licensing of intellectual property
- Franchise Agreements
- Website terms and conditions
- Sub-contractor agreements
- General commercial agreements
Stephen Walsh & Co. carried out Commercial work for me and I found Stephen to be very professional, diligent and a pleasure to deal with. The advice was commercially focused and efficiently delivered. I would highly recommend the firm.
What commercial services do we offer?
Does a commercial contract have to be in writing?
Contrary to popular belief, an enforceable contract does not need to be written down. There are exceptions, contracts concerning interests in land and guarantees must be in writing under the Statute of Frauds. However, it is incredibly difficult to prove the terms of an oral contract; therefore, if you are entering into an agreement any more complex than buying a pint of milk from your local store, get it on paper.
Commercial contract disputes are time-consuming, expensive, and can result in damage to your brand’s reputation. Although disputes cannot be avoided, the key to mitigating the risk is to invest in expert drafting and review of all your commercial agreements. Our Solicitors have the experience, legal knowledge, and business acumen required to ensure your contracts are sharp, robust, and advance your commercial ambitions.