Richard Parkinson

Partner and Head of Commercial

Corporate and Commercial


Richard is a Partner and head of Commercial at JMW advising clients on a wide range of commercial agreements.   He joined JMW from national law firm Pinsent Masons in August 2014 having spent 12 years there.   

Richard has experience of advising clients on a wide range of commercial matters including key long term supply agreements and outsourcing agreements assisting clients to maximise value from key relationships.   He has advised clients on a variety of methods to get product and services to market including the establishment of strategic partnerships, the appointment of agents and distributors and the establishment of franchise networks.    Richard also advises clients on the associated consumer issues including sales promotions and consumer protection legislation. 

Richard regularly advises clients in relation to IT contracts including the procurement of hardware and development of software.   He also advises clients in relation to the commercialisation and protection of their intellectual property.

Richard’s clients praise his ability to get to grips quickly with complex issues and his commercial approach combined with strong technical skills.

Recent highlights includes advising a major financial institution in relation to its title sponsorship of a major international sporting event; advising the operator of a leading shopping destination on its suite of procurement agreements; advising a multi-national plant rental company on a number of strategic long term agreements with key customers; and advising a leading football club in relation to a number of affiliate agreements.

Richard is a 'Recommended Lawyer' following his listing in the Legal 500 UK rankings. 

Tel: 0161 828 8338


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Recent Blogs by Richard
November 15th
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley MP, has confirmed that the UK will be implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.
June 10th
Richard Parkinson's latest blog discusses companies capitalising popular on sporting events.
December 17th
Head of Commercial, Richard Parkinson takes a festive look at whether Santa can outsource his festive giving.
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