Commercial Contracts and Terms and Conditions
Contracts govern the legal relationship with your customers and suppliers and are key to ensuring that your dealings run smoothly. Ineffective terms of business can result in disputes and negatively effect cash-flow and therefore it is essential that the right contract is in place from the start.
Our commercial solicitors are experienced in advising on and negotiating both business to consumer and business to business contracts, both domestic and international. Such documents include terms and conditions of trade, supply of goods, agency and distribution agreements.
Recent work completed by our commercial lawyers includes:
- Negotiating an eight figure commercial contract for the production of highly specialised engineering products;
- Drafting terms and conditions for websites supplying goods and services to both businesses and consumers;
- Negotiating international commercial contracts in the engineering sector;
- Drafting agency and distribution agreements for various sectors;
- Advising on supply chain and competition law;
- Drafting terms and conditions of entry for prize competition websites;
- Advising and drafting estate agency terms and conditions (for both sales and lettings); and
- Drafting holiday rentals business terms and conditions.
Do I need Ts and Cs or a contract?
It really does depend on how you deal with your customers/suppliers and your internal processes. We can get to know your business and the way you manage it to make sure you have the right contract in place which suits your business.
I have a business customer abroad wishing to engage me – are you able to help?
Possibly. The good news is that a lot of businesses abroad favour English law as it is very flexible. Provided the customer is happy to do business with you under an English contract, then we would be delighted to assist.
I would like to use another business to help me provide my goods and services – is this something you can advise on?
Of course. We would be happy to advise you on the possible legal structure of the commercial relationship. For example, the other business could be a reseller/preferred supplier, distributor or agent. We would get to know your business and advise of the legal obligations and legal risks associated with the different commercial structures.