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Robert Capper, Partner, Head of Commercial Team

Commercial

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A bit about me

As head of  our team of commercial lawyers, I’m often asked what the most satisfying part of my job is, and my answer is always the same: making a real, tangible difference for the businesses I work with.

I love getting to know my clients’ businesses and the legal challenges they face. Each company is totally unique, so whether I’m working with a corner shop or a multinational PLC, I invest time at the start of the relationship to understand their commercial arrangements and consider how, as a commercial solicitor, I can help get the most out of them.

I have a particular specialism in commercial contracts and partnership work, and have acted for professional partnerships and doctors’ practices for over 20 years. I harness my experience to come up with proactive, practical solutions, and I go the extra mile to ensure you can get on with building a successful business without worrying about legal issues.

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Webinar: Ask the Regulatory Expert

In this episode of our Ask the Experts series Robert Capper, Covid-19 Lead, asks the…

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Webinar: Insured or not insured? Recovering your Covid-19 business interruption losses

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Webinar: Updates and advice for smooth trading post Covid-19

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Webinar: Ask the Employment Expert

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Webinar: Returning to work after Covid-19

On 20th May participants joined our webinar on ‘Returning to work after Covid-19’, for practical…

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Webinar: Business recovery post Covid-19

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What does the Covid-19 lockdown easing mean for you?

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Webinar: Technology and funding for entrepreneurs and small business owners

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Virtual event: Business survival during Covid-19

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Work from home: Practical steps for businesses in ensuring data protection compliance

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New Head of Technology leads new specialism

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Termination of Commercial Agency

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Does Open Source Software cause issues in your contracts?

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Supply chains hit by manufacturers’ exits

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Business leaders’ Brexit predictions

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New partners boost strong commercial team

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Data breach management - do you have a plan?

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Worcester lawyers celebrate new lease of life for porcelain site

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Brexit - How is it impacting UK businesses?

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My word is my bond – but will it hold without a written agreement?

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Considering UCTA when drafting standard terms and conditions

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Limitation Of Liability

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Key document focus – Deeds of Retirement and Deeds of Adherence

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