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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 and partnership 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
  • 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

Rob Eakins

Rob Eakins

Rob advises on all types of commercial contracts, with particular expertise in agreements for the creative and tech sectors. He has assisted a range of clients, including software developers, platform providers, music publishers and online retailers, and can advise on various matters, such as the importance of robust terms and conditions, the protection and licensing of intellectual property rights, and data protection matters.

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.