Commercial Solicitors


Commerce lies at the heart of the economy. Our Commercial Solicitors have a great depth of experience, advising on the full range of commercial arrangements. We work with our clients to ensure that they are able to maximise their business opportunities while ensuring that risks are allocated appropriately. We provide specialist advice in a clear and efficient manner.

Our expertise extends to consumer protection law issues, including distance selling and e-commerce considerations, and financial services regulation.

We work with clients and their in-house legal teams, operating at a local, national and international level assisting them with their day-to-day legal needs, as well as complex, large-scale projects.

Where appropriate, we work alongside colleagues in our specialist TMC (Technology, Media and Communications), corporate and banking teams. We also have specialists who focus on the Food & Drink, ManufacturingAgriculture and Renewable Energy sectors.

The team is recognised as a top tier firm by independent legal guide, the Legal 500. 

We were delighted to be announced the winner of the 'Best Legal Team for Early-Stage Deals' category at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2022. 

The award, sponsored by Paragon, recognises the legal firm that is making a significant impact on the ecosystem during the past year, both through actively supporting angel and early stage investment deals and bringing real added value to the investment process.

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A solid team with great strength and depth to support on all matters.
Legal 500 2020
Cost effective and responsive with good sound pragmatic advice appreciating and recognizing the needs and pressures of the client.
Legal 500 2020
Michelmores have a disarmingly informal approach. They just ask simple questions, organise themselves silently, then deliver. It is always a pleasure.
Legal 500 2021
The Michelmores team have worked with us for years and have worked closely with a number of our teams, giving them a unique understanding which means they can turn around agreements very quickly. They are competitively priced and also spend time in our offices on a regular basis.
Legal 500 2021


Recent experience

  • Advising a national car hire business on its brand licencing arrangements.
  • Advising a UK airport group on its concession arrangements, including for car rentals, foreign exchange, catering and retail activities.
  • Advising AIM-listed specialist publisher on its day-to-day commercial contract requirements, including key partnering arrangements with major car makers and merchandising agreements.
  • Advising leading European value-added data supplier, in relation to its commercial contract requirements, liaising with in-house legal team. Emphasis on data licensing contracts and reseller agreements; personnel visit and work from the client’s offices at least once a week.
  • Advising a ‘Top 5’ listed global toy brand on all of its European commercial contract needs, including reviewing and advising on terms and conditions of supply, licensing deals and manufacturing arrangements.
  • Advising UK-based infant safe sleep company, on key commercial contracts with emphasis on overseas sales and partnering relationships.
  • Advising prominent farming / outdoor retailer on the launch of a range of white-labelled consumer and business insurance products.
  • Advising UK-based insurance group (owned by a consortium of high-street banks) in relation to its volume commercial contract requirements, liaising with in-house legal team.
  • Advising the world’s largest SaaS provider of on-demand e-commerce on the impact of changes in e-commerce regulation and its use of cookies.
  • Advising a FTSE listed European and national company on the replacement and renegotiation of several agreements in connection with its online presence including app-development, payment processing, acquiring bank services for cardholder not present transactions, multi-currency payment services and datacentre hosting arrangements.
  • Advising noted UK / US based oil and gas service business on negotiating new global supply relationships with Halliburton and Shell.