Commercial Contracts

Contracts are the glue that hold business relationships together. We work closely with our clients to make sure their contracts are not only legally robust, but also commercially focused and aligned with their business ambitions.

We provide contract law advice on all types of commercial contracts – for local and international businesses, start-ups and fully listed companies. Our expertise spans service agreements, terms and conditions, supply chain contracts, joint ventures, e-commerce agreements, outsourcing, sponsorship, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

Recommended as a Top Tier Firm in The Legal 500 2022 UK Guide

Trethowans’ Corporate & Commercial team are recommended as a Top Tier firm in the Legal 500 2022 UK Guide:

‘Trethowans commercial contracts support is excellent, with their team showing good attention to detail and providing timely responses. They have also taken time to get to know our business which adds to the value they can bring to contract negotiations and drafting.’

‘This practice is very much unique. The whole team cares about their clients and goes the extra mile to ensure clients’ objectives are met 100%. I have used other corporate lawyers in the past and they fall well behind Trethowans each time.’

Jon Stickland is an excellent external resource for us, and feels like an extension of our in-house team. He is totally unflappable, and gets the job done to an excellent level with no fuss and total clarity.’

“The commercial contracts team at Trethowans has assisted us with a number of matters over the past few years and we have been very pleased with the advice we have received. The team are responsive, commercially astute and have excellent technical skills.”

Lawyer – Head of Procurement, Britvic

Meet the team

Mike Watson

Managing Partner

Jon Stickland


Julian Hamblin


Louise Thompson

Senior Associate

Alice Darker

Legal Assistant

Jason Riley