Solicitors in Market Harborough



Summerfield Browne Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


What sets Summerfield Browne Solicitors apart from many traditional contract law firms, is that we operate a hybrid legal services model, which combines an innovative consultancy based provision of legal services, with the more traditional legal services business model.


Many of our contract lawyers are consultant solicitors who work remotely from their own offices. This significantly reduces our overheads, and which in turn provides cost efficiencies which can be passed back to the client, in the form of cost effective fee rates. Our consultant contract solicitors use the latest IT technology, which means that work can be undertaken quickly and efficiently.


We do have offices, but most are low cost virtual serviced offices, which provide telephone answering and postal services. We have access to meeting rooms, but only pay for the rooms when we use them. This means that we do not incur the significant overheads of other more traditional law firms. This also means that we can pass the cost benefits back to the client.  


We only appoint highly experienced contract solicitors who have all held senior positions in private practice, and therefore have the expertise and knowledge in their specialist area to provide first class advice.


Our contract solicitors advise on the following areas of law:


  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Whether you require a template contract or a bespoke contract drafted to suit your particular business needs, our contract lawyers can assist. We will analyse your proposed business venture and evaluate any risks associated with it, and then advise on contract structures and the specific terms to be included in the contract.

  • Our contract solicitors advise on contractual joint ventures. Commercial joint ventures are created pursuant to the terms of a contract, as opposed to a corporate joint venture that is generally created by forming a corporate entity, such as a company. Contractual joint ventures include research and collaboration agreements and also joint development agreements. Our contract lawyers can advise on the rights and obligations of the collaborators, and also determine whether any intellectual property created pursuant to the collaboration, should be either jointly owned, or owned by either party with potential cross licensing arrangements.

  • Our contract lawyers have extensive expertise of drafting terms and conditions for the supply or purchase of goods and services. We advise on business to business terms as well as business to consumer terms and conditions. We also provide guidance in relation to the latest consumer legislation, and ensure that the terms and conditions are legally compliant with consumer law. An area that is sometimes overlooked is incorporation of terms and conditions in contract formation. We provide specific guidance on this issue to ensure that your terms and conditions are incorporated and therefore legally enforceable.

  • Contract Dispute Resolution - Where possible our contract lawyers try to resolve any dispute without recourse to formal litigation, by considering different forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation, arbitration or Without Prejudice meetings.

  • Contract Disputes and Litigation – Do you have a contract dispute? If so our contract litigation solicitors can assist. Our litigation solicitors will consider the merits of your case and advise you on the options available in either progressing your claim or defending a claim. We will robustly assert your rights in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

  • Contract Termination – Are you looking to terminate or get out of a contract? If so our contract lawyers can assist in reviewing the contract to determine if there are express grounds upon which the contract can be formally terminated. If there are no formal termination provisions in the contract, then we can advise on alternative grounds for termination such as common law rights or repudiatory breach.













We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford, Northampton (all by appointment only) and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire.


We provide legal services all over England and Wales.




Please visit our Contact page and submit an enquiry form or contact us on 0800 567 7595 or if you are telephoning from a mobile on 01858 414284 or by email at 


Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Leicestershire/ Northamptonshire).


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