Online & E Commerce Business Contract Lawyers

2020 is set to break records in terms of the number of new businesses being created, with Companies House data showing an estimated 84,758 extra businesses will be registered by the end of the year – a 12% jump from 2019.

If not 100% online, many of these new companies will be targeting online sales in addition to sales in bricks and mortar outlets.  A 62% growth in the number of Shopify stores in Q2 of 2020 represents the scale of the shift online of new and existing businesses alike.

However, trading online gives rise to a unique set of legal considerations, from distance selling regulations to GDPR, that must be addressed before launching.

At Lupton Fawcett, we are fully knowledgeable on the legislation surrounding online trading and can tailor our approach based on your business’s requirements, putting into place the relevant policies to ensure your company is well protected from risk.

To speak to a specialist commercial law solicitor about e-commerce agreements, contact us by calling 0333 323 5292 or by filling in our online enquiry form and request a call back.

About E-Commerce Agreements

Trading online is one of the most efficient and beneficial means of getting goods and services to end users. To avoid difficulties it is vital that you adapt your terms and conditions to suit the online market and comply with the relevant legislation. This might include giving them the right to cancel a contract for certain goods within a cooling-off period.

All businesses should make their customers aware of who they are trading with and how to contact them, but a website should also contain guides on the following:

  • The owner’s policies and terms regarding the authorised and acceptable use of the website by third parties
  • The ownership and use of the intellectual property on the site; for example, images and other artwork
  • How the user’s information will be held and processed by the owner
  • The website’s cookies policy, including an option for the user to refuse consent of technical information

Other Online Agreements

We are able to provide advice and guidance on many other forms of IT and digital-related agreements, including:

  • Data protection
  • Domain name acquisitions, assignments and disputes
  • Employee internet and email policies
  • End-user licence agreements
  • Privacy and cookies policies
  • Website acceptable use policies

The Team

The e-commerce agreements team at Lupton Fawcett will work with your business to determine how your activities will be impacted by this area of law and help you find suitable solutions to any difficulties you may encounter.

We have experience drafting all types of commercial agreements, with a sound understanding of laws relating to online trading. So, whatever your requirements, we are confident we will have a solution for you. We can help you draft, implement and review arrangements, as well as help you come to a favourable solution if a dispute arises.

Talk to us

Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated or emotional times.  Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Lupton Fawcett have long been recognised for our expertise in this sector.

Our Commercial Lawyers act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, York and Nottingham.

We can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.


Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

Having advised and supported many local families, individuals and businesses, we are proud to offer clients a dedicated service from specialist solicitors who are experts in their field:

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