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Commercial

We advise companies of varying sizes – from entrepreneurial start-ups to major international organisations – with their on-going business needs, helping them achieve their commercial goals.

We aim to inject value into your business and focus on finding solutions rather than problems. We invest time to understand what you want to achieve and then apply our expertise and experience to make you succeed.  Many of our lawyers have worked in-house, on secondment, or have previous industry expertise which means we understand the challenges you face and work with you to deliver practical, timely solutions.

We provide specialist advice that helps our clients to maximise their opportunities whilst minimising their risks, and we work closely with colleagues in other practice areas to provide a complete solution to our clients’ requirements.

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Commercial Contracts

We can support you across the range of commercial contracts. As your contracts expire, we can advice your on re-tendering exercises. We have experience dealing with separation arrangement and transitional services agreements and recognise the importance of contract management and governance during the life of the agreement.

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Cyber Security and Information Law

We can advise you on the measures required to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information, and to ensure its secure transfer, including the use of encryption technologies and advanced electronic signatures.

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Freedom of Information

We understand the importance of protecting information that should not be made public, ensuring your organisation's reputation is protected. We also understand the importance of open government and the need to obtain information to assist in tenders, litigation, and journalism. We can give practical advice that can be invaluable in wording your request so as to elicit the information that you are

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Information Assurance and Security

All businesses are dependent on the use of ICT and hold large volumes of valuable and commercially sensitive information that is at risk, whether from industrial espionage, financial fraud or human error. We can help ensure that you are protected from these risks and work with you to create a Breach Response Plan to minimise any damage and act quickly in the event of a breach.

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Franchising, Agency and Distribution

We can help you set-up and create franchises and distribution arrangements, grants and termination, sale and purchase, 'master' and 'development' agreements, intellectual property, joint venture and 'hybrid' agreements, disputes and litigation and property matters

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Growing your business

Our team can help your business take the next step in its growth, whatever that looks like. Our experts can advise you on fundraising (seed, crowd funding, VC, growth) through to M&A and listings, help you protect your intellectual property and brand, and navigate the quickly evolving regulatory framework concerning data privacy and consumer protection.

Ashfords LLP’s lawyers are commended for their ‘entrepreneurial, commercial thinking and flexibility.

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