Cripps Harries Hall

Commercial contracts

The business world depends on contracts. Lawyers who understand your business and the related law are best placed to produce a contract that does what you want it to do.

What we do

Commercial contracts and terms of business for the sale of goods and the provision of services. We specialise in IT and technology, intellectual property, advertising and media, joint ventures, and outsourcing. We offer a seamless service by working closely with other specialist teams in the firm to cover any employment, property or regulatory issues that arise.

Our clients

Our clients include major financial institutions, international outsourcing and logistics providers, suppliers of IT and other technology, and manufacturers.

Why Cripps Harries Hall?

As commercial lawyers, it's our job to help your deals happen - not to get in the way. So whether we're working with you on a specific project or preparing standard documentation, we ensure our advice serves your business priorities - not the other way round.

We work with you to understand your business and your requirements, and provide pragmatic advice to ensure you achieve what you want - without any nasty surprises later.

Next steps

For further information please contact Kathryn Rogers.

Latest news Date
+ Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law to merge
Two of Kent’s best-known law firms – Vertex Law and Cripps Harries Hall – have announced that they will be merging at the end of September 2013.
  • Advising the University of Kent on a £20m contract for the development of student accommodation
  • Advising an international print and distribution logistics company on a European-wide contract with a leading petrol retailer
  • Advising a specialist manufacturing company on a number of contracts with household-name consumer conglomerates
  • Advising one of the largest fund managers in the UK on a range of procurement contracts for IT and outsourcing
  • Advising a leading provider of student accommodation management services on a facilities management agreement
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Nick Austen Partner +44 (0)1732 224 018
Irfan Baluch Partner +44 (0)1732 224 006
Liz Barton Associate +44 (0)1892 506 190
Craig Bowers Associate +44 (0)1732 224 007
Rachel Butler Associate +44 (0)1892 506 195
Trevor Carney Consultant +44 (0)1732 224 005
Tilly Clarke Associate +44 (0)1732 224 167
Ben Deeble-Rogers Solicitor +44 (0)1732 224 166
Caroline Hedley Professional Support Lawyer +44 (0)1892 506 232
Julie Hughes Associate +44 (0)1892 506 179
Pete Kenyon Partner +44 (0)1732 224 011
Chris Langridge Partner +44 (0)1892 506 090
Paul Lester Partner +44 (0)1892 506 336
Kathryn Rogers Associate +44 (0)1892 506 147
Will Squires Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 364
Nigel Stanford Partner +44 (0)1892 506 227
Tom Trowhill Solicitor +44 (0)1892 506 342
Stephen Williams Partner +44 (0)1892 506 344
Caroline Young Solicitor +44 (0)1732 224 056
Legal updates view all
+ Commercial law - April 2014
Spring clean your business ...
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 8 - August 2013
This final article in the Back to Basics series looks at the reasons for having a contract.
+ Commercial law - The Importance of the Model Code to Listed Companies - July 2013
Listed companies are subject to the Listing Rules which require them to impose restrictions on directors and other persons discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMRs) regarding dealing in their company's securities. These restrictions are set out in the Model Code (Code). Corresponding provisions for AIM listed companies are provided in the AIM Rules.
+ Commercial law - BYOD - The legal and HR issue associated with 'bring your own device' - April 2013
Over recent decades there has been a marked increase in the number of employees using their own personal devices for work purposes. Gone are the days of company cars. Today's employees not only drive their own cars to business meetings, they often use their own mobile phones and configure their laptops and home PCs to enable them to access company systems remotely from their own devices.
+ Commercial law - Fair game or fair play? - April 2013
English contract law has until now fairly stubbornly refused to imply a general duty of good faith into commercial contracts, but the recent case in the High Court of Yam Seng PTE Limited v International Trade Corp Limited [1] (Yam Seng) may signal a shift in this position.
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 7 - April 2013
This is the penultimate article in the Back to Basics series looking at contract law and how it can be applied to meet the needs of the contracting parties.
+ Commercial law - ICO publishes data protection guidance for BYOD - March 2013
The Information Commission Office (ICO) has recently published guidance for companies to help them avoid potential breaches of data protection laws when encouraging staff to use their personal laptops, tablet computers or smartphones for business purposes, a practice known as 'bring your own device' (BYOD).
+ Commercial law - March 2013
Court of Appeal gives a narrow interpretation to a widely drawn exclusion clause
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 6 - February 2013
The previous articles in this series have focused on the core provisions which are found in commercial contracts and how these provisions can be adapted to meet the needs of the parties. This article looks more generally at the practical aspects of successful contract management, both during the life of the contract and upon termination.
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 5 - December 2012
In previous articles we have looked at the formation of contracts, some common contractual clauses and contractual liability. Following the life cycle of a contract, this article focuses on escalation and dispute resolution and the parties' rights of termination.
+ Outsourcing - the percentage test - November 2012
There have recently been two Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) cases which have challenged the meaning of an 'organised grouping of employees' under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). The outcome of these cases has practical consequences for both service providers and customers and may lead to changes in the way businesses arrange their staffing structures in order to avoid, or engineer, TUPE transfers. This article looks at the facts of these cases and explores the practical implications of the EAT decisions.
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 4 - October 2012
This article in the 'Back to Basics' series looks at a topic which is often considered to be the most crucial for any contracting party - liability. How it arises and how, in contractual terms, it can be limited.
+ Commercial law - Ban on age discrimination in services - October 2012
Businesses now face new obligations under equality legislation to ensure that they avoid age discrimination in the provision of goods and services. The new law is likely to have an impact on a wide range of existing business activities that are targeted at particular age groups.
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 3 - August 2012
This is the third article in the Back to Basics series, which takes you through the basic principles of contract law and how they may affect your business. In our previous article, we looked at some key boilerplate clauses and considered the circumstances in which certain terms could be implied into a commercial contract.
+ Commercial update - Tips for drafting a successful outsourcing contract - August 2012
No one wants to commence a relationship focusing on what will happen at the end. But when you are entering in an outsourcing arrangement the one thing you can be certain of is that at some point the relationship will come to an end.
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 2 - June 2012
This is the second in the 'Back to Basics' series looking at contract law and how it applies to your business. This article considers some of the key boilerplate clauses and examines circumstances in which terms, which have not been expressly agreed by the parties, can be implied into contracts.
+ Commercial law - Back to Basics - Part 1 - Contracts - April 2012
This is the first in a series of 'Back to Basics' articles looking at contract law and how it applies to your business.
+ Bribery Act Update - comes into force on 1 July 2011 - March 2011
The government announced today that the Bribery Act will come into force on 1 July 2011. The government also published the final version of its guidance for businesses on how to comply with the Act.
In the press view all
+ Top rankings for merged law firm
Newly merged Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law has swept the board in an annual survey of the legal profession – setting a new regional benchmark.

Key contacts

Kathryn Rogers
Commercial contracts
+44 (0)1892 506 147

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