Our experienced commercial contracts solicitors provide the best possible advice on creating business contracts with suppliers, customers or collaborators.
Charities enter into contracts all the time, and increasingly can find themselves doing so for their core work. Ensuring that your contracts are water tight is imperative for protecting your charity from being exposed to contractual risks, such as disputes, contract negotiations, data protection breaches and regulatory compliance. At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we work in partnership with our clients to ensure that all commercial contracts are clear and unambiguous. We draw on our extensive cross-sector and legal knowledge to ensure that all commercial contracts are fit for purpose, compliant with the law and help safeguard against commercial risks.
When negotiating contracts, we work in partnership with you from the outset to provide strategic planning and guidance on relevant rules and regulations. All your contracts need to take account of the legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the “deal” of an organisation. We work with you to make sure that whatever you are asked to sign, you know what the implications are, even if there is little or no scope for negotiation.
While commercial contracts are put in place to safeguard your organisation, if your organisation is facing a commercial dispute we can work with you to provide clear and practical advice and support through every step of the dispute, from identifying whether there is a case to dispute resolution through mediation or court proceedings.
Providing commercial contracts advice
We work with organisations across multiple sectors to ensure that your commercial contracts are drafted in a clear and comprehensive manner, are tailored to your specific requirements and take into consideration the sector specific legislation and regulations. We can advise on all aspects of commercial contracts, including:
- Outsourcing contracts
- Distribution agreements
- Heads of Terms
- Tender documentation
- Intellectual property licensing
- Consultancy agreements
- Business sales and purchases
- Email and internet use policies
- Website terms and conditions
- General terms and conditions of business
- Joint venture agreements
- IT contracts
- Procurement of services
- Supply contract
- Software licences
- Franchise agreements
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and
- Commercial contract disputes.
For further information on achieving social value through procurement of contracts see our earlier publications:
“Making the most of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015: A guide for social enterprises”, November 2015, written by our Mark Cook, Beulah Allaway and Martin Brown in conjunction with the Birmingham and Solihull Social Economy Consortium
“Social Value and Public Procurement – A Legal Guide”, January 2014, written by our Mark Cook, Gayle Monk and Beulah Allaway as a legal appendix to Richard Macfarlane’s report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, “Tackling Poverty with Public Procurement”. Note since the release of this guide, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 have been superseded by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
If you would like further information about commercial contracts advice, or how we can help, please get in touch.
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