Law Services for Businesses Commercial Contracts

We can help you ensure your business’s contracts clearly reflect your intentions and protect the interests of your business.

Commercial contracts govern the way you operate your business. Every day, organisations are dealing with and managing relationships and executing agreements that bind them contractually to their suppliers, customers and other third parties.

We work with businesses to ensure that these relationships and contracts clearly reflect your intentions and safeguard – as far as is legally and commercially possible or viable – the interests of your business.

 

Whether in the context of e-commerce or the physical supply or goods or services, we can prepare or review terms and conditions tailored for your business – both to provide clarity in commercial arrangements and offer protection in the event of dispute.

We advise on a broad range of commercial contracts, including distribution, agency and reseller agreements, licensing, franchising and collaboration arrangements, media, sponsorship, endorsement and branding agreements, e-commerce terms and conditions and general contracts for the supply and purchase of goods and services.

Practical & commercial advice

We advise on a broad range of commercial contracts, including distribution, agency and reseller agreements, licensing, franchising and collaboration arrangements, media, sponsorship, endorsement and branding agreements, e-commerce terms and conditions and general contracts for the supply and purchase of goods and services.

Working in partnership with you

From planning, scoping, drafting, negotiating and agreeing heads of terms to finalising and executing the formal documentation, our practical and commercially-focused advice means you can achieve the result you need within the deadlines you must meet.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.