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Company & Commercial Law Solicitors

"We aim to enhance your business objectives..."

There are various legal issues and challenges that come with running a business, so to ensure your long-term success it is essential to have the right legal advice. Our highly experienced company and commercial solicitors offer business-focused legal advice designed to facilitate your commercial strategy and allow you to achieve your business goals while keeping you legally and financially protected.

Glanvilles commercial lawyers make protecting your business interests and maximising your opportunities our priority. We provide specialist advice on the full range of commercial law services for businesses in a wide range of industries. From complex licensing agreements to detailed terms and conditions, data protection to intellectual property, we aim to meet your requirements and enhance your business objectives.

We can help you set up a new business in a way that complies with all relevant legislation, plan for the future with contracts and commercial agreements to secure your business and deal with any problems or disputes that arise quickly and cost-effectively to protect your business.

Our company and commercial team contains a number of experienced legal experts who can offer highly skilled advice and support for all areas of business law. We also have the support of Glanvilles’ other related commercial departments, including our Commercial Property, Employment Law and Commercial Litigation teams. This means that whatever legal issues your business is facing, you will have access to the expertise you need.

Speak to one of our expert commercial solicitors in Chichester, FarehamHavant or Petworth or use the contact form below to ask us a question and get a quick response.

Our company and commercial law services

Our business lawyers act for a wide range of clients, from entrepreneurs to family concerns across a wide range of industries and markets, including agriculture, transport, IT, leisure and entertainment. While we are based in Chichester, Fareham and Havant, we regularly support businesses across West Sussex, Hampshire and throughout South East England.

We offer a comprehensive legal service for your business with particular expertise in business contracts, commercial agreements, data protection, e-commerce and intellectual property law.

Agency & Distribution Agreements

Ensuring agreements with agents and distributors are correctly set up is key to establishing a successful relationship. We can advise you on all aspects of agency agreements and distribution agreements to make sure your interests are protected and that they comply with all relevant laws.

Copyright & Database Rights

Protecting your copyright on artistic works, software and other innovations, as well as the contents of databases you have compiled, is often essential for your business’s continued success. We can advise you on your rights, what is and isn’t covered by copyright and database rights. and represent you where you believe your intellectual property is being used without your consent.

Data Protection

Every business that handles personal data is required to conform to the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We can advise you on your obligations, ensuring you are operating within the law and support you if you are accused of failing in your duties under the data protection laws.


The Internet is now one of the most important sales channels for many businesses, but there are a number of regulations you must abide by when selling online. We can help you ensure that your business is operating within the law, allowing you to make the most of the opportunities e-commerce offers.

Franchise Agreements

Franchising is a fast, cost-effective way to expand a business or invest in a successful business model. We advise both franchisors and franchisees, helping you to negotiate a franchise agreement that will allow both parties to succeed while minimising the potential for any future problems.

Licensing Agreements

We regularly support businesses that need to licence their intellectual property, so can assist you in creating a licensing agreement that allows you to commercially exploit your IP while protecting your long-term interests.

Outsourcing Contracts

Outsourcing is an increasingly common way for businesses to access the services they need cost-effectively. We can help you draft, review and amend outsourcing contacts, allowing you to establish effective relationships with outsourced providers.

Partnership Agreements

Establishing a formal Partnership Agreement is pivotal to ensuring smooth and successful relationships between business partners of a general partnership.

Software Agreements

Whether you create software or simply need to use it for your business operations, having the right software agreement is crucial to protect your business interests. Our commercial solicitors have the experience to help you put in place software agreements that work for you and your business goals.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions are required by virtually every business to define the expectations of customers and the business’s legal obligations to them. Well-drafted terms and conditions can significantly reduce the potential for any commercial disputes, protecting your business and reputation.

Trade Marks

Trade marks are an important form of intellectual property protection for many businesses, allowing you to ensure your brand remains distinctive. We can advise you on what you can and should trade mark, as well as supporting you in instances of trade mark infringement to protect your brand.

Commercial contract dispute resolution and litigation

Contract disputes can take up a lot of time, money and energy to resolve, as well as being a distraction from running your business and having the potential to damage your reputation. Our Commercial Litigation team offer highly effective business dispute resolution, allowing you to achieve a positive outcome that protects your business interests.

When dealing with a commercial contract dispute for you, we will generally try to avoid court action if at all possible, preferring to find a solution through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This means agreeing an outcome with the person you are in dispute with, using a variety of methods, including negotiation and mediation.

This approach usually means we can help you find a mutually acceptable solution quickly and cost-effectively, while allowing you to avoid the stress and distraction of court proceedings and making it easier to keep the matter private.

However, where court action is required, our Commercial Litigation team has the experience and expertise to ensure your case is presented in the most effective way possible, giving you the best chance of getting the result your business needs.

Why choose Glanvilles’ solicitors for your business?

Our commercial solicitors offer a friendly, professional service, offering you all the support your business needs to achieve success. We take the time to get to know your business so we can offer a service tailored to your needs and overall business goals.

We have the skills and experience to help you put in place the right structures, procedures, commercial agreements and other legal provisions to ensure your business can thrive while staying legally and financially protected at all times.

When you use our commercial lawyers for your business, we promise:

  • Our staff will be friendly, respectful and attentive.
  • Your concerns will be listened to, your questions answered and your options explained in plain English.
  • The cost of dealing with your requirements will be made clear to you from the outset.
  • We will answer your phone calls and emails promptly.
  • We will keep you regularly updated at all times.

Our goal is to build long-term relationships, so we can continue to offer the best possible service to your business for years to come.

We have achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation, recognising the high quality of our practice management and client care, and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), giving reassurance that we will continue to meet and exceed the highest professional standards at all times.

Get in touch with our business lawyers in Chichester, Fareham and Havant

Looking for expert legal advice for your business? Contact our highly experienced commercial law solicitors in Chichester, FarehamHavant or Petworth or use the contact form below and we will get back to you quickly.