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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

Madeleine Byron

Madeleine Byron

Madeleine joined Bermans in October 2021 and is a solicitor in the Commercial department.


Emma Norman-Jones

Emma joined our Liverpool office in September 2020 as a trainee solicitor and currently works in the Corporate department.

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