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All aspects of commercial matters, partnership and charities law


Bermans Commercial team has an in-depth understanding of the needs businesses, partnerships, not for profit organisations and charities and is able to advise and assist on all aspects of commercial matters, partnership and charities law.

Working across a number of sectors, alongside specialists within Bermans from our corporate, employment, property, banking, tax and private client teams, we are well equipped to deal with the full range of issues arising from or affecting business, the not fo-profit sector, partnerships and charities. We advise companies, professional partnerships, individual partners, co-operative and community benefit societies, charities SMEs, family businesses on all aspects of:

  • Commercial Contracts drafting and negotiation
  • Competition law
  • Online and distance selling and trading
  • Bribery law and compliance
  • Intellectual Property law
  • Partnership advice and documentation in establishment, appointment, retirement and dissolution
  • Company law
  • Director Duties
  • Charities law and compliance
  • Not for profit sector law and compliance

Our expertise and service is aimed at assisting businesses and adding value throughout the life cycle of the business. To this end our team of commercial specialists can assist you with ensuring that your commercial agreements are robust and give you the protection you need to ensure that you can grow your business with confidence. We advise businesses on a wide range of commercial agreements including:

  • Supply Agreements
  • Terms of Business (supply/purchase)
  • Website Terms and Conditions
  • Outsourcing Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Licence
  • Assignment
  • Joint Research and Development Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Distributorship Agreements
  • Franchising Agreements

Companies we work with

  • Companies of all sizes
  • LLPs and partnerships
  • Not for profit sector organisations
  • Charities

Key Contacts


Stephen Green

Stephen is a partner and heads up the Commercial Team, having joined Bermans in June 2021. He advises on all types of commercial contracts and arrangements. This extends to agency or distribution, confidentiality, consultancy, cooperation, event management, outsourced services, sponsorship, software or website development, equipment or venue-hire, intellectual property rights and licensing, trade mark licences and standard terms and conditions of trade, service and supply.


Stephen Jarman

Stephen has over 20 years of experience and his focus is mainly on company formations, mergers and takeovers, disposals and MBO/MBIs, as well as general commercial contracts and advice.

Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes joined Bermans in February 2022 and is an assistant solicitor in our Corporate team based in Manchester. He works with SME’s and owner managed businesses and is experienced in corporate law, merges and acquisitions, corporate finance and investments, company law and business advice.


Georgia Davies

Georgia currently assists the Corporate & Commercial teams on a range of transactional work for a variety of clients, from sole traders to medium-sized enterprises.

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