Commercial Contracts & Agreements

Sills & Betteridge has a team of specialist lawyers who have many years of experience in all aspects of commercial practice. We have considerable expertise in all aspects of commercial contract negotiation and drafting. We regularly act for clients both nationally and internationally, whether that be domestic companies with business abroad, or foreign companies doing business within the UK.

Our lawyers have successfully represented a number of principals and agents in claims for compensation under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993. We can also advise on a range of legal issues that arise in connection with information technology including software, website development, software escrow, outsourcing, terms and conditions, and policies such as privacy or data protection.

The optimal protection and exploitation of your intellectual property (IP) rights is increasingly becoming a vital component in maximising the value of your business. Our experienced IP lawyers have extensive experience and can assist you in protecting your IP rights; exploiting them through, for instance, licensing arrangements or franchising; acquiring or disposing of IP and protecting your brand by enforcing your IP rights.

We are also regularly instructed by clients to assist in proceedings relating to the infringement of IP rights and our lawyers can deal with High Court injunctions, contested infringement matters and also proceedings for breach of contract to help secure your IP rights.


Matters we can help you with include:

  • agency and distribution agreements
  • brand management and protection
  • business to business agreements
  • confidentiality agreements
  • consultancy agreements
  • data protection
  • franchising
  • IP right registration and exploitation
  • outsourcing agreements
  • privacy policies
  • software licensing
  • supply agreements
  • terms and conditions, including terms of sale and terms of use
  • website development agreements

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Commercial Contracts Team

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Branches across Lincolnshire and Central England

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