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.
Our expertise spans:
- general commercial contracts, including service agreements, terms and conditions, supply chain contracts, joint ventures, outsourcing, sponsorship, agency, distribution and franchise agreements;
- information technology and e-commerce, including the development and licensing of software, outsourcing, online and cloud services;
- intellectual property rights, particularly in the context of open source software and website/software development; and
- data protection, usually in relation to the use and transfer of personal data in services contracts and IT implementations.
We pride ourselves on providing clear, focussed and commercially pragmatic advice, which takes into account the real world risks that our clients face.
We believe that the contracts and documents we produce must be written in plain English and not “legalese”.
We are often instructed by our clients’ in-house legal teams, with whom we strive to seamlessly integrate so as to effectively deliver on the projects with the clients’ internal stakeholders (such as the procurement, commercial, IT, marketing teams etc.).
Why choose Trethowans?
We advise local and international businesses, start-ups and fully listed companies. We represent international and national household brand names, including Saint-Gobain, Britvic and Bacardi-Martini.
Our expert solicitors work on a wide variety of commercial contracts, for clients of all sizes, across a range of sectors, including the retail, hospitality, manufacturing, food & beverage and charity sectors.
We also understand that to be of real value to our clients’ in-house legal teams, we need to be pro-active in working directly with the business and in moving matters forward, involving the legal team where appropriate.
Our Corporate & Commercial team are recommended as a Top Tier firm in the Legal 500 UK Guide.
We are named in The Times Best Law Firms 2023 Guide and 2022 Guide as one of the top 200 legal practices in England and Wales.