For most established businesses, the agreements that you have in place with your suppliers and agents are critical.
These agreements help your day to day business run smoothly, allowing you to focus on growing your business through reliable infrastructure and products to sell.
Supply & distribution agreements need to be adapted as you grow. Most businesses tend to have standard terms in place when they start up, which allows them to concentrate on the customer side, however these contracts need to be developed over time to be more tailored to your needs.
Our general commercial expertise includes advising on large infrastructure and managed service contracts; procurement and supply contracts both nationally and internationally; distribution and agency arrangements, specialist manufacturing and maintenance; competition law compliance and supply chain management; multi-national consumer contracts; sale and purchase agreements for goods and services, including associated logistics and delivery arrangements.
Meet the team
Olivia Crane quoted by SoGlos on the increasing issue of cyber fraud being faced by businesses in Gloucestershire
Cyber fraud has cost Gloucestershire businesses around £369,800 in the last 13 months.
Tattoos, athletes and image rights
Campaigns featuring athletes often include visible tattoos and a number of recent legal cases demonstrate the issues that may arise.
Food Sector steps up on climate goals
Blue Sky Linking
Daniel looks at Sky's recent success in obtaining interim protection from infringement of their broadcast rights
Don’t Gamble on Bingo Ads, Warns ASA
The ASA has issued a reminder to advertisers that bingo adverts will be treated as gambling ads for the purpose of standards regulation.
Recording Phone Calls: Don’t take Consent for Granted
What if an interviewee who is being called and interviewed “live” does not actually know he/she is on live television?
Continuing Progress in the Sphere of Inclusive and Non-Discriminatory Advertising
The latest developments from the ASA, CAP and BCAP relating to the advertising regulators’ attempts to tackle discrimination in advertising.
UK and EU launch two-pronged attack into whether Facebook is abusing a dominant market position
The CMA and the European Commission have said that they intend to work together closely as their respective investigations develop.
Jason Saiban and Caroline Swain among contributors to the ICLG Guide on Digital Business Laws and Regulations in the UK
An overview of the laws and regulations for digital businesses operating in the UK.
Draft Online Safety Bill: Regulating the online world
On 12 May 2021, the UK government published the draft Online Safety Bill...
Counterfeit goods – online platforms and luxury brands take a new collaborative approach
Online retail has been increasing for the best part of a decade due to a shift in consumer behaviour.
Charles Russell Speechlys proud to sponsor the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at the final Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards
The awards celebrated the successes of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
New foreign ownership rules take effect on 1 June 2021
Trade Marks - what is bad faith?
In any legal dispute, the term ‘bad faith’ is often banded about.
Public Company Update - May 2021
Read the May 2021 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Data Protection: All roads lead back to the GDPR
Across the globe, jurisdictions continue to develop their data protection and privacy laws.
Music to our ears? Well, perhaps not for Apple.
A feud first began when the music streaming giant, Spotify, filed a complaint against music streaming provide rand competitor, Apple Inc.
Risk allocation in commercial leases: the High Court considers rent suspension, insurance and frustration arguments
Read our summary of the full judgement on the latest Covid arrears case.
Competition and Markets Authority announces review of the EU vertical agreements block exemption
The UK Competition and Markets Authority is reviewing the future application of the EU vertical agreements block exemption in the UK.
Playing Copycat – Why have M&S begun legal action against Aldi over Colin the Caterpillar?
M&S’s chocolate caterpillar was the first of its kind to land on our supermarket shelves, over 30 years ago.