Our experienced commercial contracts solicitors provide advice to health and social care providers on creating business contracts with suppliers, customers or collaborators.
Health and social care providers enter into contracts all the time, and can increasingly 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 you 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 you know the implications of all clauses, even if there is little or no scope for negotiation.
Whilst commercial contracts are put in place to safeguard your organisation, if 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.
Our commercial contracts advice services
We work with organisations across multiple sectors, which gives us a strong understanding of different types of contract and working with different organisations. This ensures 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.
Our experienced contracts solicitors 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 contracts.
- Software licences.
- Franchise agreements.
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
- Commercial contract disputes.
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