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Commercial law solicitors

Our experienced commercial solicitors advise clients of all sizes, from FTSE listed technology and manufacturing business, privately owned worldwide groups of companies, small-medium sized businesses, large multinational corporations, local and central government, and other public and third sector organisations.  We work on cross-border transactions and work closely with partner law firms in other jurisdictions worldwide when required.

We offer expert legal advice to support a range of transactions with businesses and organisations from across the private sector, public sector and third sector, with particular expertise in sectors such as manufacturing, fintech, hospitality and leisure, media and entertainment, gaming and betting, healthcare and rail.

Our commercial expertise includes:

  • fintech
  • payment providers
  • payment processing
  • contract law
  • public procurement
  • technology law
  • intellectual property
  • data protection
  • freedom of information
  • public law
  • charities

We offer drafting of all types of business agreements such as:

  • terms and conditions of sale/purchase of goods and services
  • framework agreements
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • distribution and agency agreements
  • franchise agreements
  • licence agreements
  • joint venture agreements
  • collaboration agreements
  • revenue and royalty sharing agreements
  • trademark licensing agreements
  • patent licence agreements
  • power purchase agreements
  • solar and wind farm project agreements

Advice for businesses

From considering commercial strategy and commercial deal terms through the lens of a lawyer, procurement strategy, establishing a relationship with a new customer to exploiting assets and negotiating the deal, we bring a commercial and practical focus to the legal issues your business faces and provide you with solutions that work.

Advice for public and third organisations

Our experienced commercial solicitors advise public sector clients on all aspects of commercial contracts. Our team’s experience in and understanding of public sector procurement means that we are able to advise on commercial contracts from the outset.

We advise on aspects such as:

  • KPIs / service credits
  • Termination
  • Warranties
  • Indemnities
  • Payment terms
  • Dispute resolution

From considering procurement strategy, the procurement process, establishing a relationship with new suppliers to on-boarding new suppliers, we bring a commercial and practical focus to the legal issues that authorities face and provide you with working solutions.

Why use us?

A formidable track record of work in Wales and beyond

Our team is instructed on significant, high value and complex commercial work in the UK.  We advise longstanding heavyweight clients such as Welsh Government, Rockwool International, Keolis Amey Rail, Computacenter plc; D S Smith plc and Development Bank of Wales.

Portfolio of international clients and experience of cross-border work

Our team represents a considerable number of overseas clients and UK domiciled companies on complex cross border matters. Our clients include Qioptiq (Excelitas), Rockwool, Reel Kingdom, 888 Africa, Novomatic and Hydro Industries.

Sector credentials

Our team wins and retains a considerable amount of its most enviable work and clients through our reputation in several industry sectors. We are regarded as the go-to advisers for companies operating in the media and entertainment, healthcare, gaming, renewables and hospitality and leisure sectors. Our reputation in these sectors has developed over many years through advising the region’s major players on a broad range of commercial work.

The reputation of our team’s key partners

Our commercial team is led by Aled Walters, who has formidable experience in corporate and commercial work in Wales, having practised in Wales for the previous 25 years. He also has a UK-wide reputation for his work in the media and gaming sectors in particular.  The nature of much of his work is cross-border and multi-jurisdictional which often involves managing teams of lawyers from our partner law firms in other territories.  Our team has also been bolstered following the acquisition of Loosemores Solicitors in July 2023.  .

Key contact

Aled Walters


Aled Walters is a corporate, M&A and commercial partner who heads the commercial team. Aled advises on corporate and commercial matters, often advising on complex and high-value commercial agreements. He has significant experience advising on complex contracts and deals with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.

He is well regarded, sensible and has a very good reputation… He gives good advice and clearly knows this area of law very well.

Chambers & Partners

We are incredibly grateful to Aled and the entire team at Hugh James. They guided us step by step through the entire process and were always on hand to offer advice and support. Their expertise and professionalism were second to none.

Lynsey Fisher, Founder, 4Wood

Specialist services

Technology law solutions

Understanding requirements and risk management are essential to the successful delivery of technology projects and on-going technology services arrangements.

Our commercial team are experts in technology law. We act both for businesses operating in the Fintech sector, IT and payment processing world.

Our expertise in technology law includes:

  • Software licensing
  • Intellectual property
  • Contract
  • TUPE/employment law
  • Corporate law
  • Data protection.

Procuring IT strategy

We are well placed to help you understand your technology requirements, how best to source technology suppliers and, just as importantly, we advise on how to manage your technology suppliers.

Providing IT solutions

We can bring a commercial perspective to understanding the business drivers of your customers and enable you to understand and manage the risk appropriately.

Whether you are buying or delivering off the shelf software packages, ICT support, fully managed services, full outsourcing arrangements, developing bespoke software applications or website services, we can assist both in the pure legal aspects and the strategic aspects of your project.

Our clients

  • Ogi
  • Computacenter plc
  • D S Smith plc
  • Quioptiq
  • S4C
  • Rockwool
  • Reel Kingdom
  • Double Diamond
  • Novomatic
  • Hydro Industries
  • Welsh Government
  • Development Bank of Wales

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