Clarkslegal has extensive expertise across all commercial law disciplines. These include all aspects of employment law, immigration law, commercial law, corporate law, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, environmental law, construction law and property law. Find out more about the areas we work in, the services we provide and how we can help you by clicking on the links below:
The overriding aim of our commercial lawyers is to support you in growing your business by helping you achieve your commercial objectives. Whether you need assistance in negotiating and codifying your commercial agreements, specialist legal advice or post contract support, we provide it by giving you practical, proactive commercial advice that helps you focus on the key risks to your business. Many of our commercial law team have worked as in-house lawyers for major commercial organisations. We know how businesses operate, how to focus on the real risks to business and what action needs to be taken to mitigate those risks and get things done.
Complex Contracts Law
Details of our commercial services are set out on the Commercial page of this website. Some of the commercial work that we do is relatively straightforward, and we are always happy to assist. However some agreements, or suites of agreements can be complex, high value, of strategic importance or a combination of all of these. Our specialist commercial lawyers can support these complex transactions helping you address the legal and commercial risks whilst at the same time supporting the business’ objectives and allowing you to close out these transactions within you desired time frames.
Our dedicated construction lawyers enjoy a pre-eminent position in the construction sector, working on prestigious regional, national, and international projects. We provide commercially focussed advice, quickly anticipating and adapting to clients’ needs and changing requirements, minimising legal risk in a way that is cost-effective and provides value for money.
Our corporate lawyers support large corporates, SMEs, owner-managed business, and early stage and start-up ventures on corporate issues and mergers & acquisitions. We are committed to providing strategic commercial advice to help maximise value and manage risk.
All companies need to be prepared for the unexpected and how they may respond to ensure the least damage to business interests, reputation and employee engagement. We are experts at helping organisations identify some of the more “expected” unexpected events that may impact their businesses and how they may prepare themselves for such events.
Data Protection Law
At Clarkslegal we have a team of lawyers who can provide both organisations and individuals with practical and pragmatic advice on all issues of data protection. Data protection is a topic which attracts vast media attention, so compliance is key from a commercial and reputational angle.
At Clarkslegal we have a team of solicitors that specialises in providing legal advice and support to Directors. Directors are uniquely subject to specific legal obligations in many areas of their business life. Whatever challenge you face as a Director, our specialist Directors team includes leading experts in corporate, dispute resolution, employment, insolvency and regulatory law who will provide you with clear, practical and experienced guidance.
Clarkslegal is the leading dispute resolution practice in the Thames Valley known for our sophisticated and commercial approach. We receive an impressive flow of high-profile and high-value instructions from leading commercial and public sector clients and are recognised by the legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as a leader the field of dispute resolution.
At Clarkslegal we have a team of specialist employment law solicitors who offer legal advice and support to both employers and individuals, more importantly they understand that issues arising in the workplace fall into one of two categories:
Our specialist team of expert immigration solicitors based in London and Reading have a proven track record in the provision of exceptional advice to a broad range of business clients from a variety of industry sectors. We also assist individuals seeking to come to the UK either through a visa route under the Points Based Immigration system, the immigration rules or under EU law.
Intellectual Property Law
We advise on the protection and exploitation of IP with particular expertise in technology transfers, spin out companies, licensing and IP audits/strategies.
Outsourcing and Supply Chain
Our outsourcing team draws experience from the commercial and procurement teams within the firm, with support from other disciplines (such as employment) as required. The team brings together legal expertise relevant to the outsourcing process to give a seamless service both to companies outsourcing services and also to the providers of those services.
Clarkslegal’s specialist public procurement team has considerable expertise in advising on tenders governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. We provide public authorities with guidance on the commercial and regulatory issues they may encounter in running regulated tenders, as well as advising private companies on what they need to know about winning regulated tenders. Where a tender does unfortunately go wrong, we are experienced in acting for both bidders and authorities in challenges to tender awards, and can often help resolve disputes without the need for proceedings to be issued.
Real Estate Law
Commercial real estate is a core practice area for Clarkslegal and our experienced lawyers offer legal support and advice to a top quality and varied client base. These include institutions, property developers, occupiers, public sector bodies and pension funds.
Restructuring and Insolvency Law
We have an excellent reputation and proven track record in restructuring and change management programmes. We offer sound strategic advice to management of all levels to address the challenges faced by all businesses to reduce costs and improve efficiency, whilst continuing to deliver quality service and an engaged workforce.
Setting Up in the UK
The UK is an exciting and vibrant place to set up your new business there are great opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs and companies to make use of the dynamic and open business climate that exists in the UK. With a transparent and trusted legal and accountancy system combined with the familiarity of the English language, the UK is an appealing destination for many.
Supply Chain Governance
The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 incorporates a definition of modern slavery, which includes slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking.