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Commercial law doesn't need to be complicated or time consuming, we work closely with you to gain the best possible understanding of your business and legal requirements.

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Forbes Solicitors' commercial law solicitors provide expert legal advice to businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational corporations. Our experienced commercial lawyers are skilled in all aspects of commercial law, including contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution. Our commercial solicitors pride ourselves on delivering practical solutions that help our clients achieve their commercial objectives.

Our specialist team have the experience and expertise to represent a wide range of clients across various different sectors and industries; from smaller and medium-sized businesses, through to large multi-national companies and have particular specialisms within the Manufacturing & Engineering, Construction, Digital sectors and the Care sector.

What is Commercial Law

What is Commercial Law

Commercial law is a body of law that regulates and governs the legal issues related to running businesses and commercial transactions. It encompasses a wide variety of activities, such as the selling of commodities, commercial contracts and consumer protection. It is also known as the law of business associations, as it covers the formation, dissolution, and regulation of corporations and other business organisations.

Why choose our commercial law solicitors?

Why choose our commercial law solicitors?

Our commercial law solicitors have extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of commercial law, providing practical and effective solutions to complex legal issues. Our team of commercial law solicitors is dedicated to providing tailored legal advice and support to businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational corporations. We understand the challenges that businesses face in today's fast-paced and ever-changing commercial environment, and we work closely with our clients to help them navigate these challenges and achieve their goals.

At the heart of our approach is a commitment to delivering exceptional client service. We understand that our clients need more than just legal advice; they need a trusted advisor who can help them make informed decisions and achieve their business objectives. That's why we take the time to get to know our clients and their businesses, so that we can provide tailored advice that is relevant to their specific needs.

We also understand the importance of achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Whether we are negotiating a complex commercial contract or representing a client in court, we are always focused on achieving the best possible result. We work tirelessly to protect our clients' interests and to ensure that they are able to achieve their business objectives.

The team at Forbes are highly knowledgeable and professional, providing reliable and appropriate advice and guidance. What makes Forbes unique is their friendly and approachable way of conducting business, alongside their exceptional knowledge and skills. This is something that isn’t always provided by other firms, who can often feel cold and clinical in their approach to client relationships.

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How can our commercial law lawyers help?

Our expertise covers a wide range of commercial law areas, including contract law, intellectual property, employment law, competition law, and corporate governance. We have a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern these areas, and we use this knowledge to provide practical and effective solutions to our clients' legal issues.

Our commercial law lawyers can provide legal advice and representation for businesses in various areas such as contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, employment law, and dispute resolution. We can help businesses navigate complex legal issues and minimise legal risks.

Our team of solicitors possess extensive expertise in providing professional Commercial legal services and support to clients nationwide. Contact us today to connect with our team.

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Commercial FAQs

What is a commercial solicitor?

A commercial solicitor is a legal professional who specialises in providing legal advice and assistance to businesses and corporations. They handle a wide range of commercial matters, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, employment law, and regulatory compliance. They work to ensure that their clients comply with relevant laws and regulations, and help them to navigate complex legal issues that arise in the course of their business operations.

What do commercial lawyers do?

Commercial lawyers provide legal advice and guidance to businesses on a range of issues, including contracts, employment law, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. They help businesses navigate legal complexities and ensure they are operating within the bounds of the law.

What types of businesses does commercial law apply to?

Commercial law applies to all types of businesses, including sole traders, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited companies. It covers a wide range of legal issues related to business operations, such as contracts, employment law, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. The application of commercial law may vary depending on the size and nature of the business.

What are the key areas of commercial law?

The key areas of commercial law include contract law, company law, intellectual property law, competition law, consumer protection law, and employment law. These areas govern the relationships and transactions between businesses, their customers, employees, and competitors, as well as the protection and enforcement of their rights and interests.

How can a commercial lawyer help my business?

A commercial lawyer can help your business in various ways, such as drafting and reviewing contracts, advising on legal compliance, resolving disputes, protecting intellectual property, and providing guidance on business transactions. They can also assist with employment law matters, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues. Overall, a commercial lawyer can provide valuable legal support to help your business operate smoothly and avoid legal pitfalls.

What are the legal requirements for starting a business?

The legal requirements for starting a business include registering the business with Companies House, obtaining necessary licences and permits, registering for taxes, and complying with health and safety regulations. Additionally, businesses must adhere to employment laws and data protection regulations.

Our dedicated Commercial team

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Partner and Head of Department, Commercial

John Pickervance

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Senior Associate, Commercial

Daniel Fletcher

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Associate, Commercial

Katie Lee

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Trainee Solicitor, Commercial

Adam Estell

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