Every contract that a business enters into impacts on that business in a multitude of ways. A well drafted and clearly thought through contract can dramatically enhance the position of a business.
Our team works with our clients preparing, advising and litigating commercial contracts. These contracts include partnership contracts, standard form contracts, consumer contracts, service contracts and business sales & acquisitions. These can take many forms but generally fall into two main categories: standard form contracts; and contracts which are individually negotiated. Experienced drafting of contracts is essential if a business is going to maintain its competitive advantage and contract with its customers, suppliers and others on terms which are beneficial to that business.
The last 20 years has seen huge growth in the protection of consumers and, more generally, restraint on businesses from being free to contract as they wish. Specialist rules on unfair contract terms, contracts with consumers generally and on contracts dealing with particular matters or concluded in particular ways require that every business must proceed carefully when contracting with any other business or consumer.