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Commercial relationships must be carefully considered, clearly documented, and properly managed to be effective.

Properly drafted contracts are at the heart of every successful business. Whether it’s with suppliers, customers, or agents, watertight agreements are the best way to protect your business interests and manage risks.

The work that our Commercial team does has a strong technology bias and we advise a broad range of clients across a number of sectors including med-tech and lifesciences, software and IT, telecoms, digital media, universities, and spinouts.

We have extensive experience in advising companies (whether supply-side or end-user/demand-side) on the legal, regulatory, contractual, and commercial aspects that arise including:

  • Joint ventures, collaboration agreements, and strategic alliances
  • Outsourcings and major contracts
  • Software licensing agreements and distribution arrangements
  • End user license agreements
  • Digital media and entertainment arrangements
  • Franchise, distribution, agency, and standard form commercial terms of supply and purchase

We also offer advice on financial regulatory issues including FCA, consumer credit, anti-money laundering, and terrorist financing obligations.

By identifying the key commercial issues and the right strategic approach, we ensure that you are contracting with the other party on the best terms possible.

  • Advising Creditsafe Group on an alliance agreement for developing new services for its customers
  • Advised the shareholders of Swansea-based software developer, Jane IT Systems Limited, on the sale of their business to Juniper Education Holdings Limited, a provider of tailored software, training and professional services to schools and learning organisations
  • Supporting ScanSource on contractual matters arising from the restructuring of its UK business
  • Advising Ice Arena Wales on the operation of its ice sports arena and the naming rights for the arena
  • Advising Aqualisa on various contracts for its operations, including warehousing and stock management arrangements
  • Advising Portman Healthcare on its payroll services contract
  • Drafting and negotiating an agreement to appoint a restaurant operator at a property leased by a company in which it has invested
  • Advising a leading ultrafast fibre broadband provider on various rural communications network infrastructure programmes across the UK
  • Advising Progressive Technology Solutions on various international SaaS, reseller, IT services and software development agreements with their international clients in the oil and gas industry, including those in the North Sea and Nigeria
  • Advising Creditsafe on various licensing and support agreements and IT and telecommunications matters
  • Advising a leading UK university on commercialising various mobile apps and drafting the associated terms and conditions of use and privacy policies
  • Advising a health and social care charity on its middle and back-office business and IT transformation programme
  • Advising myPinPad, a global leader in payment acceptance and authentication software solutions, and its parent company Licentia Group on corporate, IT, communications, and contractual matters


  • The Commercial Team is ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500.
  • Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year – Wales Legal Awards 2020.


“The firm displays an entrepreneurial approach.”

“Clearly the culture of Acuity is about people, both customers and also internally within the organisation. It’s easy to see that this comes from the top of the organisation.”

Cordelia Payne, Intellectual Property Partner at Acuity Law

Cordelia Payne


Declan Goodwin

Diego Garrigues, Partner at Acuity Law

Diego Garrigues

Erica Westerman, Partner at Acuity Law

Erica Westerman

Jon Hill, Partner at Acuity Law

Jon Hill


Marta Dunphy Moriel

Phil Pugh, Partner at Acuity Law

Phil Pugh

Rachelle Sellek, Commercial & Technology Partner at Acuity Law

Rachelle Sellek

Tessa Laws, Partner at Acuity Law

Tessa Laws

Natalie Jones, Legal Director at Acuity Law

Natalie Jones

Legal Director
Tom Saunderson, Corporate Senior Associate at Acuity Law

Tom Saunderson

Senior Associate

Adam Munn

Harriet Kennerley, Trainee Solicitor at Acuity Law

Harriet Kennerley


John Tay

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Courtney Wilbor

Trainee Solicitor
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