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Why Commercial Contracts are Important for Your Business Growth

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As businesses grow, navigating the complex landscape of commercial contracts becomes essential. These contracts are the foundation of relationships between your business and its customers, suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and other entities. At Hibberts Solicitors, our experienced commercial solicitors can guide you through every step of the journey, ensuring that your contracts are not only robust but also strategically advantageous.

What is the role of commercial contracts?

Commercial contracts serve as formal agreements that define the terms and conditions of business transactions. They offer legal protection, establish clear expectations and mitigate risks. Whether you’re a small business owner, a medium-sized enterprise or a large multinational firm, well-crafted contracts are fundamental to maintaining healthy and profitable business relationships. Commercial contracts are key for a successful business for the following reasons:

– Legal Protection

A well-drafted commercial contract provides a legal framework that protects your business interests. It outlines the obligations of each party, the terms of performance and the consequences of breaches. This legal clarity helps prevent disputes and provides a clear path for resolution if conflicts arise.

– Risk Management

Contracts play a pivotal role in managing risks associated with business transactions. They can include clauses that address potential issues like delays, non-performance or quality concerns. By anticipating and addressing these risks in the contract, you can safeguard your business from unforeseen complications.

– Clear Expectations

Commercial contracts define the expectations for both parties involved in the transaction. They detail deliverables, timelines, payment terms and other key aspects of the agreement. This clarity ensures that all parties are on the same page, reducing the likelihood of misunderstandings and disagreements.

– Asset Protection

Your assets, including intellectual property, proprietary information and financial resources, need protection. Contracts can include non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property provisions and other provisions that secure your assets against misuse or unauthorised disclosure.

Why do you need a commercial contract solicitor?

Commercial contracts solicitors offer the expertise needed to draft, review and negotiate contracts that align with your business objectives. This includes:

– Tailored Contract Drafting

At Hibberts, we work closely with you to understand your business needs and tailor contracts accordingly. Whether you’re dealing with suppliers, customers or collaborators, we ensure that your contracts reflect your specific requirements and protect your commercial interests.

– Risk Management Strategies

Our pragmatic approach involves identifying potential risks and incorporating provisions into your contracts to manage them. We aim to protect your assets and minimise liability, supporting you to focus on business growth.

– Collaboration with Your Business

We view our role as partners in your business success. By working collaboratively, we ensure that your contracts are not only legally sound, but also strategically beneficial. This partnership approach helps you navigate the complexities of commercial agreements with confidence.

When to engage a commercial contracts solicitor

Understanding when to engage a commercial contracts solicitor is vital for your business. Here are some scenarios where our expertise can be particularly beneficial:

Starting a New Business: We can assist with drafting initial contracts, obtaining necessary licenses and setting up legal frameworks.

Expanding Operations: Whether entering new markets or forming new partnerships, we ensure that your contracts support your expansion goals.

Buying or Selling a Business: Our team handles business valuations and drafts agreements that facilitate smooth transactions.

Complex Transactions: For deals involving multiple parties or significant investments, our expertise ensures that all legal aspects are comprehensively covered.

For more information or to discuss your commercial contract needs, please contact the Hibberts Commercial Law team here.

Mark Tromans Head of Corporate and Commercial Law.

Mark Tromans

Head of Corporate and Commercial

Mark qualified as a Corporate and Commercial Solicitor in 2016, after working at the Solicitors Regulation Authority and spending around two years as a paralegal in Personal Injury before commencing a training contract. Mark wanted to be a Solicitor ever since he can remember, but it wasn’t until Mark began studying for his law degree at his local university in Wolverhampton that he realised he wanted to specialise in Corporate and Commercial law. After completing his law degree, achieving a 2:1 with honours, Mark continued his studies at the University of Wolverhampton and completed a post-graduate Legal Practice Course, achieving a Distinction.Mark is originally from Brierly Hill in the West Midlands, but after meeting his wife at the firm where he was training, Mark moved to Shropshire. In the years before joining Hibberts, Mark worked for two well-known corporate law firms in the West Midlands and Shropshire, where he developed his skills and expertise in both corporate transactional work and commercial contract work.Mark now heads up the Corporate and Commercial department at Hibberts, and is excited to contribute to the development of the team and grow Hibberts’ corporate presence across all our offices in the South Cheshire and North Shropshire areas.Outside of work, Mark is a big fan of music. Mark particularly likes rock and metal, but will listen to just about anything if it’s catchy. Over the years, Mark has taught himself to play the ukulele and some piano. Mark also really enjoys anything to do with comedy, whether it’s a good, old sitcom or, even better, some stand-up. He tries to catch as many live music or comedy gigs as possible, but spends most of his free time creating mischief with his wife and two children.Mark also follows the national hunt horse racing quite closely. You just can’t beat a day at the races, so he tries to visit a couple of meetings each year if he can.