Commercial contracts

Within the corporate and commercial team we have a number of commercial contracts lawyers who act for a broad spectrum of clients from local businesses to international companies (including Ladbrokes, Jewsons and Bacardi-Martini).  We can advise on all types of commercial contracts including:

  • agency, distribution and franchise agreements;
  • terms and conditions of sale and purchase of goods and/or services;
  • business to business collaborations including joint ventures and research and development agreements;
  • specialist purchase and supply agreements;
  • service agreements and maintenance contracts;
  • agreements for leasing or hire purchase;
  • outsourcing and franchising;
  • information technology and e-commerce related agreements;
  • intellectual property licences and assignments;
  • marketing and sponsorship agreements;
  • consultancy agreements;
  • confidentiality agreements; and
  • haulage agreements.

We work with our clients to ensure that their contracts not only protect them from a legal perspective but that they are also commercially focussed and aligned with our clients’ business requirements.

Brief examples of our recent commercial contract experience include:

  • advising an international company on a broad spectrum of supply of goods and services agreement, HR and IT related contracts;
  • preparing standard terms of supply for an electronic payments solutions provider;
  • advising on marketing and promotional agreements for a leading drinks manufacturer;
  • preparing a full suite of software development, licence, maintenance and systems integration agreements for a IT solutions provider;
  • drafting and advising on vehicle fleet supply agreements; and
  • advising an individual on four separate franchise agreements operating in the retail sector.

What people say about us

"Well-reputed corporate practice'"
Chambers & Partners 2018

Our clients include ...

Ladbrokes, Jewson (part of the Saint-Gobain Group) and Bacardi-Martini

What people say about us

“Expertise in investment-related matters, joint ventures and MBOs, among other corporate deals."
Chambers & Partners 2018

Meet the team

First person - Corporate and commercial

Mike Watson

Partners

Sophie Eales
Partner - Banking
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0514
07880 726338
Corporate
Paula Eckton
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0532
Corporate
Nick Gent
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0460
07971 974 748
Corporate
Lucy Grey
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0539
07500 935 697
Corporate
Mike Watson
Partner & Head of Commercial Services Group
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0546
07917 157 734
Corporate

Associates

Jamie Earley
Associate
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0545
07707 185057
Corporate
Mark Nixon
Senior Associate
Corporate
Poole
01202 338556
07881 343970
Corporate
Susie Sanusi
Associate
Corporate
Poole
01202339023
Corporate
Louise Thompson
Senior Associate
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0486
Corporate

Consultants

Christine Ward
Consultant
Corporate
Southampton
Corporate

Solicitors

Nicola Piper
Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0519
Corporate
Jason Riley
Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
02380 820 475
07393 766 754
Corporate

Trainee Solicitors

Gerrard Tin
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0531
07792 602273
Corporate
Sam Salter-Galbraith
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0510
Corporate

Legal Secretaries

Ann-Marie English
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0507
Corporate
Karen Fennell
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0542
Corporate
Ruth Hyatt
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
02380 820 538
Corporate
Alice Kelly
Legal Secretary
Corporate
Southampton
Corporate