Our Commercial team advise on the full range of commercial contracts, including IT and intellectual property agreements and e-commerce.

Our team of lawyers have spent many years in private practice, but also have heavyweight experience of working in industry – through jobs as in-house lawyers or on secondment to clients. This gives us a unique perspective on the supply chain and routes to market and enables us to deliver practical commercial solutions for our clients.

We act for clients of all sizes and in all sectors, dealing with issues on sourcing and manufacture through to licensing, logistics and sales channels. We understand the importance of implementing robust but flexible contractual frameworks for our clients’ key relationships, focusing on the critical business issues to ensure cost-effective legal advice.

We also advise on compliance matters, such as Data Protection, privacy and anti-bribery measures.

We can help you

  • Discuss an agency or distributor agreement
  • Discuss a supply contract for goods or services
  • Discuss standard Terms & Conditions
  • Prepare an Anti-Bribery policy
  • Draft/review your e-commerce terms
  • Discuss an IP licence (patents/know-how/copyright/trade marks)
  • Consider outsourcing part of your business
  • Draft/review your Data Protection or privacy policy
  • Discuss a software licence or hardware procurement
  • Review a hire or leasing agreement


Jeremy Parkin
Jeremy Parkin

Partner, Corporate

Helen Smart, The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors, Birmingham, Corporate
Helen Smart

Solicitor, Corporate

Owen Shave, Corporate Solicitor, The WIlkes Partnership, Birmingham
Owen Shave

Solicitor, Corporate

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Partnership is a well established Birmingham player offering Clients a credible alternative to the large national practices. The Firm’s strategy focuses particularly on owner managed businesses and on being a second supplier of specialist legal services to PLCs.

    - Legal 500

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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