Your business probably has a number of commercial agreements with suppliers, customers, agents and others which you probably don’t think about on a day to day basis.  It is important to ensure the other party fulfils their obligations to you and that you maximise your relationship with them. It is also important that you understand the implications of the various terms of commercial agreements on your business. If something goes wrong, it is also crucial that you feel confident that the agreement you have in place provides you with the right protection.

Our specialist commercial solicitors provide a solutions-orientated commercial approach to commercial agreements and encourage clients to involve us at the early stages.  We don’t just draft contracts, we can review and also help you negotiate them.  We make it our business to know the commercial drivers of your business and what each party brings to the table and this enables us to advise on the best tactics to be employed.  If you have transport at the heart of your business, we also understand the implications that things contained in certain commercial agreements may have on your operator’s licence(s) which can be easily over-looked but may have serious repercussions.

At Backhouse Jones, our commercial team are happy to assist.  We are experienced in advising on commercial agreements of varying types and how they affect the day to day operations of your business.


Typical  commercial agreements we advise on include:
  • Terms and conditions of carriage.
  • Terms and conditions of purchase and supply for the sale of goods or services.
  • Distribution, supplier, purchasing and agency agreements.
  • Outsourcing agreements.
  • Franchising agreements.
  • Maintenance agreements.
  • Joint-venture agreements.
  • Introduction agreements.
  • Confidentiality agreements.
  • GDPR arrangements in contracts.

We act for businesses of all sizes and types and have an in-depth understanding of businesses in the bus, coach and HGV sectors and issues peculiar to them.   We will listen to your thoughts and respect the manner in which you run your business, because we understand that each business is different and that you want to get the job done.

For more information, please speak with a member of our commercial team: 

T:  01254 828 300

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