DMH Stallard's commercial lawyers are often our clients' first port of call on a broad range of operational and commercial arrangements services that are an essential part of business life – this includes us advising clients on a variety of commercial agreements and issues surrounding regulatory and/or statutory compliance.
"Business people who happen to be lawyers."
Can do mentality
Often clients know what they want to achieve and simply want to do it lawfully. We help clients achieve their goals in a constructive legal manner rather than using the law as an obstacle.
Many of our lawyers have worked in industry and have a clear understanding of issues that businesses face, particularly in these difficult economic times, and can exercise legal and commercial judgment to help clients solve problems.
By discussing a client's priorities, we can help assess the risks in a deal and help the client identify which ones are acceptable to it and which need to be reduced or removed.
Pragmatic business advice
Due to our extensive experience clients often ask us to provide input into the commercial aspects of the deal, rather just providing a pure legal analysis.
We help clients implement solutions by drafting and amending contracts, on the one hand negotiating and leading where required or on the other simply acting as specialist advisers for clients who wish to run the process themselves.
The team has specialist Notaries who are qualified to sign contracts and documents where transactions take place in a foreign country. Full details of our notary expertise is available here
Our Commercial Approach
One of our clients recently described us as “business people who happen to be lawyers”, we believe that this is because many members of the team have come from commercial backgrounds having worked in-house or managed businesses themselves. We also train our lawyers in commercial awareness and regularly send them on secondments to clients so that they truly understand the commercial issues that our clients face.