We advise clients on a wide range of legal and practical issues arising from the operation and development of their businesses. These include implementation of major projects, managing existing relationships and the formation of new ones. We are happy to be involved in every aspect of our clients’ commercial affairs and seek to act as an integral part of their organisation.

Our practice includes advice in the following areas:

General commercial

  • Manufacturing
  • Agency and distribution
  • Licensing, franchising and concession arrangements
  • Advertising, marketing and sponsorship
  • Supply of goods and services, including standard terms of business
  • Joint ventures and other strategic alliances
  • Hotel management arrangements
  • Consumer law and trading standards
  • Public sector procurement
  • UK/EU regulation
  • Separation exercises, including transitional services arrangements
  • Other bespoke projects

Our specialists in these areas are Justin Alford, Alyona AntonenkoChris Crane, Sam Elworthy, Gabrielle GraySam HawkeWilliam Ingram HillWilliam JamesonJonathan Poole and Tim Summers.

Projects and public private partnerships

Our projects team advises on all aspects of public private partnerships and infrastructure projects including strategic partnerships, joint ventures, construction, facilities management and financing. The team advises throughout the lifecycle of projects and brings a blend of experience from advising the public and private sectors on a broad range of social infrastructure projects including:

  • Primary health care, LIFT, Express LIFT, strategic estate partnerships and local asset backed vehicles
  • Acute health care
  • Social and extra care
  • Education
  • Housing

Our team also advises on the day-to-day business needs of clients managing operational public private partnerships. Our focus is on commercial and practical solutions from senior and experienced practitioners with a depth of experience from across the spectrum of public private partnerships.

Our projects practice is led by Justin Alford and Edward Johnson, who can assemble a broader multi-disciplinary team if necessary.


Our outsourcing team provides support throughout the outsourcing project lifecycle, from procurement to exit. Our clients include service providers and customers in diverse industries, whom we assist with deal design, bid support, contracting, people transfers, exits, change management and dispute resolution.

We handle a broad range of outsourcing transactions both in the UK and internationally. These include:

  • IT and communications outsourcings
  • Business process outsourcings
  • Complex business transformation and strategic partnerships and alliances

Many of these projects are business critical and experience counts. Therefore we put our partners on the ground within client project teams, enabling you to achieve better outcomes in shorter timeframes.

Our outsourcing practice is led by is Justin Alford, Sam Elworthy, Edward Johnson and Dan Pearce, who can assemble a broader multi-disciplinary team if necessary.