What we can help you with
- Drafting terms and conditions
- Contract advice and negotiations
- Franchise agreements
- Agency and distribution agreements
- Subcontractor agreements
- Supply chain and outsourcing agreements
Contracts are the foundations of many business transactions whether you realise it or not. Some are informal or not written down, but the principles of doing so much business is founded on contract law and ensuring that you have the correct written contracts in place will put you in a stronger position whether you are a small rural business, or a large multi-national company.
Our team of business and commercial lawyers can help you identify what contracts you need and draft or amend contracts to ensure that they work for your business and its needs. We can review and negotiate contracts you have been asked to sign, to ensure that you are not placed at a disadvantage. High value business to business contracts are vital to get right and we can ensure the attention to detail needed. But it is equally important to get things right if your customers are consumers, as they have significant protection under various consumer rights legislation and breaches can lead to costly claims or enforcement action.
Sometimes more specialist advice is needed where, for example, you are looking at entering into a franchise, agency or distribution agreement. These areas are real potential legal minefields. Practical and sensible advice is needed before buying any franchising agreement, to ensure that the deal is fair to you and that you will receive value for money. It is imperative that you do not appoint a commercial agent or enter into a distribution agreement without taking legal advice first because of the potentially costly consequences if you ever wish to terminate that agreement. You can trust us to sort these things out whilst you get on with running your business.