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How Can We Help?

Over the past 25 years, we have developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading authorities on intellectual property law.

Naturally, our background in intellectual property (IP) means we’re well placed to advise on a wide range of commercial matters for businesses at any stage of their lifecycle.

In addition, our team have extensive experience across all aspects of commercial law – having worked closely with businesses big and small in a diverse range of sectors, like fashion, music, and technology.

We take the time to understand the commercial needs and objectives of your business, and then we apply our creative approach to figure out the best solution for you. Whether that’s maximising commercial value, starting or exiting a business, or simply drafting a commercial contract or agreement – we’ve got you covered.

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For a FREE, no-obligation quote just fill in the form below and someone from our team will be in touch within one working day to discuss your requirements.

Client Testimonial

“Fantastic firm – really grateful to have found them. My life feels more relaxed with the support of these guys. They’re extremely knowledgeable and responsive to all my big and small questions. Really appreciate all the advice provided. My business has made some big steps and really flourished with the help, so I thank you again.”

– Andy D, Client

Our Commercial Law Services

Business Support

Every business is different and no list of services can fully cover the unique challenges you may be facing.

However, our team of expert commercial lawyers have helped thousands of businesses over the years with tasks such as:

  • Maximising business value
  • Starting a business
  • Exit strategies
  • Buying and selling businesses or assets
  • International expansion
  • Intellectual property protection

Whatever your need, we can help.

Commercial Contracts

Our commercial contract lawyers specialise in identifying contractual dangers or drafting new contracts to minimise business risks, ensuring regulatory compliance and protecting your business.

Many commercial contracts now include essential intellectual property (IP) clauses and considerations. As such, there are compelling and fundamental business reasons for seeking a law firm with a proven track record and reputation in intellectual property, not least because IP normally makes up 80% of a business’s value.

When buying, selling or merging a business, service or product, IP will undoubtedly be part of the equation — our expertise means you don’t need to worry about these crucial aspects and you can instead get on with other key business tasks.

Why choose Briffa?

We have advised on commercial law since 1995
We offer a free consultation to discuss your commercial needs before any fixed fee quotes are given
We have offices in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Malta
We offer an industry leading service with short turnaround times and business-focused advice

Case Study

It often takes a little commercial nous and creative thinking to help a client achieve their objectives.

For example, we were tasked with helping a client buy his co-director out following a dispute. In a negotiation where the two parties know each other well, it can be tricky as each side can predict how the other will act.

For example, our opponent knew our client was the type of person who usually seeks to “meet in the middle”.

Our opponent anticipated our client would start with a low offer and then gradually increase it following counter-offers. Our opponent determined this process could be repeated a few times until our client had gone as high as they were willing to go.

To avoid this situation, we calculated a true, fair business value, factoring in the impact of the risks of the co-director leaving. We set this price out as our ‘best offer’.

When our client’s co-director came back with a counter-offer well above our price, instead of increasing the offer to start the “meet in the middle” process, we reduced our offer and stated this was now the new ‘best offer’.

We repeated the process when the co-director once again came back asking for more than the offered price. Realising what was happening, the co-director eventually decided to take our latest offer, coming in much lower than our client was originally willing to pay.

This approach helped avoid a price escalation, preserved vital business funds, and was over with quickly. For more details, check out the case study here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Key Practice Areas

Briffa’s highly trained team can assist you with a wide range of legal issues, from fixed-fee trade mark and design applications to dealing with IP disputes and drafting contracts. Contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange your free legal assessment.

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What Our Clients Say

Briffa has served hundreds of satisfied clients across a broad range of sectors since our creation in 1995. We’re proud to be leading intellectual property solicitors, but don’t just take our word for it
— here’s what our clients have to say.