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Commercial Law Jersey

From start-ups to established small to medium Jersey businesses, Parslows are on hand to draft, negotiate and secure commercial and other agreements required for all members of Jersey’s small and medium business community. Our commercial  lawyers are equally at home advising on complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional projects as they manage day-to-day contracting requirements.

Commercial agreements are essential for all businesses. They manage risk and capture value. Ensuring all your commercial law systems are handled correctly is important for securing a bright and sustainable future for your business.

Parslows provide smart, flexible, high-quality commercial law legal services. Our commercial  lawyers focus on understanding your business and offer practical and commercial advice to minimise risk.

We can offer businesses a range of commercial law services, including everything from commercial law advice such as setting up new contracts, advising on draft contracts and agreements, advising on legal proceedings and taking legal action against those found in breach of contract.

What is a commercial contract?

A commercial contract is an agreement between parties on a commercial issue. Sometimes they are referred to as business to business agreements to distinguish them from consumer contracts with a client.

What is a joint venture agreement?

A joint venture is a business arrangement where parties make an agreement to pool all of their resources to achieve a specific goal. The goal can be a task, a new project, or any form of business activity. While a joint venture is similar to a partnership, it holds no legal standing, and the venture itself is completely separate from the party’s other businesses.

What is a license agreement?

A licensing agreement is a contract between two parties (the licensor and licensee) in which the licensor grants the licensee the right to use the brand name, trademark, patented technology, or ability to produce and sell goods owned by the licensor.

What is a franchise agreement?

A franchise agreement is an agreement where the franchisor (business) consents to grant the franchisor’s name or franchisor’s systems to the franchisee (individual or entity). For example in exchange for a fee, a business will have the right to use select trademarks of an already-known entity, greatly reducing the businesses efforts to raise brand recognition. A franchise may also provide marketing material, operations handbooks, gprovising processes that have already been proven in the marketplace.

What is a supply and purchase agreement?

This is an agreement by which a seller promises to supply all of the specified goods or services that a buyer needs over a certain time and at a fixed price. The buyer agrees to purchase such goods or services exclusively from the seller during that time. The supply contract protects the rights of both parties.

What is an agency and distribution agreement?

When a business wishes to enter new markets, the provision of an agency or distribution may be the most efficient way for a business to succeed. An agency agreement will be set up to find customers in new markets for a business. In a distribution agreement, the business will sell its products to a distributor and then sell them to new customers in a new market area.

What is an IP licensing agreement?

An IP license agreement is an agreement between a company and its clients for use of the software the company has the rights to. It allows clients to use the software owned by the company detailing the rights they have to use such.

What is an e-commerce agreement?

An eCommerce agreement sets out the contractual relationship and obligations between a website owner and its commercial users. Electronic commerce agreements include terms for the various activities to be performed via internet commerce transactions. These agreements provide a business with protections regarding third party services and transactions as well as limit liabilities.

We act on behalf of businesses of various sizes, high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

Under our services, we advise on, amongst other matters:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • License agreements
  • Standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and/or supply of services
  • Franchise agreements
  • Supply and purchase agreements
  • Agency and Distribution arrangements
  • IP agreements and licences
  • E-commerce agreements

It is essential that contractual relationships with customers, suppliers, service providers and other third parties are understood. As a commercial law firm, our team focuses on explaining the legal issues and associated risks to you so you can make a fully informed decision.

Our commercial lawyers provide timely advice on often complex commercial matters, free from unnecessary legal jargon. Our team of commercial lawyers provide clear advice and are transparent on our fees, in most cases providing a fixed fee.

What our clients say

“Thank you …”

Catia is fantastic at her job! I don’t know what I would have done in the early days of setting up my business if it wasn’t for her! Thank you for being so supportive!

Jersey Business Law June 16, 2022

“Your guidance and humour eased the process …”

I would like to thank you David [Hill], not only for the professional manner in which you acted on the sale for us, but for your guidance, handholding and humour during the process. It was indeed an intense experience made all the easier for us by this.

Jersey Business Law May 12, 2022

“Work was impeccable …”

Where do I start? I used Parslows for all of the legalities for my new business. I often had meetings, phone calls and emails with Catia Barros & Carl Parslow. The advice, patience, and kindness I received from them and everyone at Parslows was fantastic. The work they did for me was impeccable, and they talked me through everything in stages. When I was unsure, they simplified it and made me feel like I had complete control of what was happening to better my business and its legal aspects.

I thank you all sincerely for the compassion and empathy you had for me while receiving your services. I will be sure to be back again should I request your expertise.
I highly recommend Parslows to anyone. Thank you again, Michael Kirkwood and the staff from Lifeline Training Ltd.

Jersey Business Law March 30, 2022

“Expertise in commercial contracts was a major benefit …”

We worked with David Hill and his expertise in commercial contracts was a major benefit. He was also cost sensitive and kept us advised of our run rate. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial 

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Reliable and trustworthy …”

A reliable and trustworthy service that other competitors could only hope to achieve. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Service levels are excelled …”

A firm where service levels are excelled and where a client is an individual and not just a number. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Parslows present a cohesive approach to the needs of the client …”

The team at Parslows present a cohesive approach to the needs of the client that remained consistently high even during a global pandemic. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial 

Jersey Business Law October 4, 2021

“Practical and pragmatic …”

In the context of advising on a complex joint venture framework agreement, a very practical and pragmatic approach was taken, with many potential pitfalls identified. Legal 500 – 2022 client testimonial

Jersey Business Law October 1, 2021

“Highly recommend Parslows to other entrepreneurs for legal guidance and support …”

It has been a pleasure working with Parslows on the setup of my business. David and the team have been great and the entire process, from onboarding to completion, was professional and highly efficient. They really took the time to listen to what I wanted and, in the end, provided me with everything I needed to start an ecommerce site on the right footing. I would highly recommend Parslows to any other entrepreneurs looking for legal guidance and support. Michael Landor, Heirloom Watch

Jersey Business Law May 27, 2021

“Excellent communication and service …”

Excellent communication and service from David Hill. Assisting Sunworks (C.I.) Ltd with commercial contracts for rolling out renewable energy in Jersey. Mark Brandon, Sunworks

Jersey Business Law December 8, 2020

“Very grateful for thoroughness and advice on the deal …”

"Our involvement in local commercial solar generation is a big step and we were very grateful to David Hill of Parslows for his thoroughness and advice on the deal”.

Jersey Business Law December 1, 2020

“I would not hesitate to recommend Parslows …”

I am very pleased with how everything went. It is very unlikely I would ever be asked for my opinion, but if I was I would not hesitate to recommend Parslows Jersey. Give my thanks to the other members involved.

Jersey Business Law July 2, 2019

“Well beyond the call of duty …”

Thank you for spending time well beyond the call of duty over last few weeks. I appreciate your professionalism and thoroughness during what has been an incredibly stressful time for me.

Jersey Business Law January 29, 2019

“In-depth expertise and knowledge …”

David [Hill] has provided sound and pragmatic legal advice. He has in-depth expertise and knowledge and highly recommended.

Jersey Business Law December 1, 2018

“Fully informed at all times and able to make decisions with confidence …”

David [Hill] expertly guided me through a recent acquisition.  He explained the various contracts and clauses in a clear and concise manner, ensuring that I was fully informed at all times and able to make decisions with confidence.

Jersey Business Law August 9, 2018

“Measured and professional approach …”

Your measured and professional approach proved the correct strategy to adopt and I am so grateful for the way you steered me through the many obstacles and mine fields the other party threw up.  Your work was always presented on the moral high ground and was always accurate.

Jersey Business Law June 19, 2018

“Prompt and professional …”

Thanks very much for your prompt and professional attention to this matter.

Jersey Business Law December 3, 2014