How can we help?
To access legal support from just £140 per hour arrange your no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your business requirements.
Intelligent and focused business expansion is the key to success in challenging marketing conditions. Agents are one means of getting your product into new markets without the overhead of a new office or retail presence. Develop an agency strategy for your business, lead by our expert commercial solicitors.
In addition to drafting, negotiating and reviewing agency agreements, our team can assist you across all areas of commercial law, including:
Our team of commercial contract solicitors can support you as an agent or supplier with:
Advice on agency agreements and the right route for your business, whether that’s an exclusive agreement, a sole agency agreement or a non-exclusive agreement.
Defining the parameters of your agency agreements ensuring they detail the rights and obligations of both parties.
Advice on Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 and UK and EU competition law so you are aware of how the regulations and law apply to your business model and your agreements.
Reviewing and redrafting existing agency agreements to ensure that they remain fit for purpose and consistent with your strategy.
Drafting your agency agreements to ensure your business is legally protected.
Advice on exiting the agreement.
Dispute resolution services if there is a dispute over the terms of the agreement.
Agency agreements are regulated by the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 and competition law, so they need to be tightly drafted to avoid legal pitfalls. Working with you to understand your business goals, we’ll help you answer the following questions when drafting your agreement to ensure you get the best possible commercial benefits:
With the right legal support and agency agreement in place, your third-party agents can help get your product into new markets to increase your economies of scale and market reach.
Generate additional revenue with an agency agreement to move into new territories. With a carefully drafted agreement in place your business could quickly and economically develop.
Access new markets without the cost of hiring new staff and without hours of your time spent searching for the right team. With an agent in place there’s no need to significantly increase your overheads but you retain control of your business and its expansion.
We support a wide range of ambitious entrepreneurial clients and growing businesses keen to expand their offering and explore cost-effective solutions to do so. We aim to make legal support more accessible for start-ups and scale-ups, ensuring that you’re able to work with experienced solicitors to move your business forward. This is all made possible by our legal subscription plans, with which you can access legal support from as little as £140 per hour and continue to regularly work with the Harper James team across a range of business legal services.
We can assist with the expansion and increased profitability of your business through carefully drawn up agreements. Our commercial solicitors have a wealth of experience and business acumen in successful commercial strategy and in identifying your potential business expansion routes, whether that’s through an agency agreement, a sale and distribution agreement, or otherwise. Working with your business we’ll ensure it is legally protected with the right agreements are in place.
Our solicitors have worked at partner level in top 100 firms or in house at major international businesses, and have considerable experience supporting businesses across each stage in their growth. Find out more about the commercial team here:
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £209 per month with additional support from £140 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
Please leave us your details and we’ll contact you to discuss your situation and legal requirements. There’s no charge for your initial consultation, and no-obligation to instruct us. We aim to respond to all messages received within 24 hours.
Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.
We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.