Commercial Law Solicitors

Service overview: Commercial legal services

  • Our Commercial Law Team specialise in advising on and drafting a wide variety of agreements that businesses enter into on a daily basis.
  • This includes agreements for a wide range of industries and business types: from sole traders to SMEs; OMBs and large corporations, including PLCs.
  • Our Commercial Law experts can assist on a broad range of contracts and transactions such as agency agreements, joint venture agreements, commercial contracts and franchising. Find a full list of our services below.
  • Whatever your agreement, proposal or issue the Harper James Commercial Team are well equipped to advise swiftly, pragmatically and with your business needs in mind.
  • Along with advising on commercial arrangements our Corporate Team can assist with your business structure and governance.
  • Our commercial solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 firms or inhouse at international companies, and several specialise in both commercial and corporate law.

What we do: Commercial law practice areas

Our commercial solicitors can advise you on a variety of commercial trading and business arrangements including:

We can also advise you on the following agreements:

  • Collaboration agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Copyright, trademarks and IPR advice and agreements
  • Data Protection
  • Exploitation
  • IT contracts
  • Lease, hire and maintenance
  • Licences
  • Partnerships
  • Reseller agreements
  • SaaS agreements
  • Service agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Subcontractor agreements
  • Supplier/Purchase contracts
  • Terms of business

Who we help

We advise a wide range of companies and business owners in the UK, ranging from high growth companies, start-ups and investors, to medium-sized enterprises. across multiple sectors on how to make effective commercial decisions – focusing on the issues that matter to you.

We have an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of commercial law and are able to assess, prepare and negotiate all forms of your business arrangements.

Commercial law FAQs

  • Is commercial law different to business law or company law?
    Commercial law is part of company law, or business law, as it deals with the legal arrangements that govern a business’s commercial transactions, for example, agreements about how the company provides goods and services.
  • Is commercial law different from corporate law?
    Yes. They are both branches of business law. Commercial law concerns how a business interacts with third parties in the course of providing its goods or services. That means it concerns contracts and agreements with third parties, and any disputes arising out of them. Corporate law is more about the internal lifecycle of a company and its people, so it deals more in formations and dissolutions.
  • What experience do our commercial lawyers have?
    Our commercial lawyers have all worked in top 100 law practices, or as in-house legal counsel at large international companies. They are truly City-grade lawyers with rich legal pedigrees including CMS Cameron McKenna, DLA Piper, Edge & Ellison, SJ Berwin and Reed Smith. Their clients and inhouse positions include global companies in a vast range of sectors and industries, from engineering, finance and software, to media, sports and education.
  • Why should I use a specialist commercial solicitor instead of a normal solicitor?
    Business transactions and agreements are very different from ‘private client’ work in other areas of law, and require specialist knowledge and experience. It’s important to instruct not just a business solicitor, but a business solicitor who specialises in contractual law and agreements? Most likely, your business is your livelihood. So why risk your business with solicitors who don’t specialise in the legal work needed to protect it?

Why choose our commercial solicitors?

As experienced commercial solicitors, we understand that your business decisions need to be supported by legally water-tight agreements that enable you to capitalise on opportunities while minimising legal risks.

We have an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of commercial law and are able to assess, prepare and negotiate all forms of your business arrangements.

Our commercial lawyers have all worked in top 100 law firms or in house at international businesses, so you can be assured of their commercial law experience. You can find out more about our commercial team here

Pricing plans

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:


Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.


Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £125 per hour.

A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.


Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.

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A national law firm

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

Floor 2, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP