By offering such a personal and tailored approach to individual needs, it is no surprise that Swinburne Maddison has become the ‘go-to’ practice for many commercial clients in our region.

Our Commercial team has successfully built up an incredibly diverse client base drawn from multiple business sectors and has become widely known for its straight-talking approach to matters such as the drawing up or assessing of existing contractual arrangements, terms and conditions of business, and service level, agency and distribution agreements.

The team are also ranked in the Top Tier of the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 UK, which is a testament to the quality and consistency of service provided across the team as well as their reputation in the wider legal market. The Legal 500 is a directory of all of the leading law firms across the UK and beyond, with the final rankings decided following an independent and impartial research process.

Commercial Contract Services

  • Agency, Outsourcing, Franchise, Distribution and Reseller Agreements
  • Contracting process
  • Commercial contracts
  • Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
  • Public procurement and tender processes
  • Terms & Conditions

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Services

  • Application service provision
  • Cloud Services
  • GDPR, Data Protection and e-Marketing
  • Licensing and Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Software and Applications Development, Licensing (shrink-wrap, click-wrap, web-wrap) and Reseller Agreements
  • Website Development and e-Marketing

The Commercial Team also has significant experience of acting on behalf of public sector and quasi-public sector organisations, in particular in advising on all aspects of public procurement legislation. This ranges from assisting with tender procedures to bringing and dealing with challenges in respect of failure to comply with the regulations associated with procurement.

And finally, we take the view that it can often prove cost-effective to ensure that robust, tailored and relevant contractual arrangements are in place to avoid future problems with litigation. So we also benefit our clients by drawing upon the vast range of expertise which is available from within the wider firm. In particular, our Commercial Team works regularly with the Dispute Resolution team to mitigate against the possibility of disputes arising at a later date.

To find out more about the ways in which our Commercial Team could assist you, please call us on 0191 384 2441, or complete our online enquiry form.

“Whether it’s been a case of needing advice or support we’ve found Swinburne Maddison to be first class. With experts in all areas of business, we’ve been able to get specific help when needed. In a recent engagement the team went above and beyond what was required and displayed their class in how they conducted themselves, showing that the work they did was as much out of friendship and loyalty as it was as a result of a commercial relationship.”

The Legal 500 UK, 2023 edition

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