The world is not short of commercial lawyers who can write an agreement. What distinguishes our commercial law team is the tough and pragmatic way we negotiate agreements and documents – helping organisations navigate a commercially astute route through the complex array of laws and the full range of commercial transactions that businesses have to grapple with. Commercial law is extremely important to organisations.

Our services include:

  • advertising compliance

  • bribery act compliance

  • business training

  • competition law

  • Ensuring that your contracts are legally compliant and adequately protect your business can be time consuming, but we can help. We’ll carry out a review, ensuring that your business interests are protected by reducing your risks and making sure you have up to date terms and conditions. We’ll also guarantee your contracts are in line with regulatory requirements and that you have compliant policies and procedures.

  • data protection

  • directors’ duties

  • fraud

  • financial services & regulation

  • freedom of information

  • If you are looking to reduce the cost of outsourced legal services, we have a solution. Capital Counsel provides a lawyer to either work alongside your existing in-house team, or provide you with legal support in the way an in-house lawyer would. This solution allows you to change the size and expertise of your in-house team and can be used to create a legal/commercial function to support either a project, or your Executive team.

    Our solution is specifically designed to help you deal with increasing workloads and/or resourcing issues, alleviating cost uncertainties and ensuring absolute control over your legal spend. We can work with you at your offices, or remotely, for as many days a week as you choose. The experience of our lawyers means that they can slot swiftly and seamlessly into your team and quickly become an integral part of your business.


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We provide expertise in:

  • data protection and freedom of information

  • projects, PFI/PPP and infrastructure

  • public procurement

  • media >

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  • healthcare

  • technology

  • outsourcing

  • competition law

  • We have expertise in the regulatory and compliance areas that affect the way you run your business. The regulatory framework covers all areas of business; our team provides clear advice and guidance on these issues, from the filings that you have to make at Companies House, to data protection and health & safety.


Here are some examples of the recent commercial law work we’ve been involved in:

• Advising The Royal Mint on contractual and regulatory matters relating to the build and operation of its online bullion trading platform.

• Advising The Royal Mint on numerous commercial law matters related to the launch of the new £1coin (to enter circulation in 2017), to incorporate the Mint’s new high security technology, including: collaboration agreements; complex international supply agreement; and escrow arrangements.

• Acting for the British Medical Association on the drafting and implementation of new reforms in respect of its constitutional documents in order to create a new Board of Directors and to free up the influential BMA Council to focus on representational activities

• Acting for global programmatic marketing provider Dataxu in relation to various NDAs, commercial and HR agreements.

The leading lawyers in the team are:

Marlies Hoecherl, Nicola McNeely and Maria Coggins.