The cornerstone of every successful deal is a well drafted contract.
No matter what your business is or whether you are buying or selling goods and services, it is essential that you have written contracts in place so that everyone involved knows what is expected of them and also, of course, what to expect in return.
Time and time again, we are approached by businesses who are in dispute with either a supplier or customer and there is only a few emails or telephone notes to record what was actually agreed. Although the last of written terms does not mean that there is no contract, without those written terms it is much more difficult to piece together what each party thought the deal was and to decide who is right.
On the other hand, businesses come to us with contracts that they have signed without taking advice, by which time it is too late to make any changes unless the other party agrees; sometimes these terms are accepted without much thought (i.e. on the back of order forms) and it is only where there is a problem that people look at them.
If you have no terms of business or contracts or, sometimes even worse, terms that you have just downloaded from the internet, then we can help you to draft bespoke terms for your business. If you already have terms in place, then we can review these for you to make sure that they suit your requirements.
It is not just terms of business that we can help with; here are some examples of the types of contracts that your business might need:
- Confidentiality/Non-disclosure Agreements.
- Consultancy Agreements.
- Contracts for Supply of Goods and Services.
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Shareholder and Partnership Agreements (see our Business Structure page).
- Asset Purchase Agreements (see our Business Sales and Purchases page).
We cannot guarantee that you will not have disputes in the future, but by having written terms you can at least hope to make it much easier to resolve any disputes
If you would like more information or to discuss your requirements, then please contact Peter Warr: