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Commercial contracts

When looking for a commercial contracts solicitor, most clients want more than just legal advice about commercial transactions, they want practical legal solutions from legal advisers who understand the commercial realities of running a business.

Our commercial lawyers are specialists with a wealth of varied industry and sector experience, gained both in private practice and in industry.

We advise corporates, SMEs and entrepreneurs on a range of commercial transactions that support day-to-day business operations and strategic projects. We draw on practical and in-depth industry experience across a diverse range of sectors to deliver tailored commercial solutions at competitive rates.

"Wright Hassall is small enough so that they are very personable and approachable yet large enough to have all the expertise needed"

Legal 500

Whether you’re a fledgling start-up or entrepreneur, an established SME, or a large corporate, we’re here to deliver tailored, flexible solutions to support your strategic vision.  We can help with a range of commercial aspects:

Sale & supply

An essential for any business, we provide a range of help – from something as broad as how to trade within the law, to the more specific like drafting the Terms and Conditions of a purchase. We’re also able to provide in-house sales training to enable your team to make informed sales decisions and avoid the common pitfalls of purchasing and selling.

Routes to market

Whether your business is brand new or well-established, we’re here to provide expert advice on the legal considerations you may need, wherever you are in your development. From setting up a new franchise to terminating an agency agreement, we’re here to help you grow.

We think optimising your business isn’t just about us advising you what to do, but helping you to understand your legal obligations and dealing with these proactively. We’re able to assist you in understanding and interpreting consumer law and competition rules so that you’re equipped with the necessary knowledge to nurture your business. 

Marketing & sponsorship

When looking into other ways to advertise, it’s crucial you understand the laws about sponsorship, product endorsement, sales promotions, and lotteries. We can advise on the requirements laid out in the CAP and BCAP Codes to make sure your advertising campaigns are both lawful and effective.


Selling online is often a cost-effective means of trading but brings its own potential problems. We’ll advise on the legalities of running and managing a website, from T&Cs to cookie and privacy policies.

"Peter Maguire and Christine Jackson show exceptional pragmatism in their advice - giving clear workable legal solutions to problems."

Legal 500 UK

Data protection and FOI

We’re here to help you navigate data protection law and disclosure of information by UK public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act.

We’re also able to advise on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to protect your ideas in the early stages of commercial relationships as well as safeguards in contracts, all with the intention of ensuring your peace of mind and protecting your business.

Facilities management

If you’re looking to outsource your facilities management, our experience in contracting services across a range of sectors (including banking, local government, and petrochemicals) means we’ll be able to provide bespoke advice tailored to your business.

Outsourcing & projects

Whether you’re a supplier or customer, we’ll help ensure If you’ve got a client or contractor in mind, we’re here to make outsourcing

IR35 compliance

Recent changes to IR35 may affect your business – small or large, public or private, we’ll ensure you’re complying with IR35.

Software development and licensing

As technology and IT specialists, we know that you want to protect the software you develop. That’s why we’re uniquely equipped to assist with ensuring your intellectual property rights as you develop and commercialise your software.

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