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Commercial contracts are the background to the running of your business but are often the one element of legal work that is left behind.
Our contract law solicitors will take the time to get to know you and your business inside and out before making any recommendations or commencing any drafting.
Commercial contracts come in all shapes and sizes and the right terms need to be considered and fit for purpose. Our team of business contract lawyers will talk through all elements of the work with you paying particular focus to your core goals and desired outcomes to ensure that this is translated into a legally enforceable and clear contract.
Commercial contract law
We are experienced at reviewing and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts with particular focus on drafting bespoke agreements. What sets us apart is our flexible approach to our clients and our approach to work. Whether you want us to draft agreements from scratch, review existing agreements or just advise on particular clauses, we can undertake it all.
Our team of commercial attorneys and contract solicitors can assist with:
Terms and Conditions of Business
Supplier and Distribution Agreements
Service Level Agreements
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Advising a well known hospitality client on terms and conditions for its corporate golf club and hotel memberships
Assisting a Landed Estate client with termination provisions in an Events Contract
Advising on post termination provisions in a Franchise Agreement
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your questions answered
It is always sensible to have a Shareholders’ Agreement in place, to govern the rights and responsibilities of each shareholder. This Agreement can be entirely flexible, and can set out the rules and procedures for various decisions that the Shareholders are likely to make.
Depending on your business, we would always recommend having secure terms and conditions in place to govern the company’s general operations. Again, depending on the type of business, standard contracts for suppliers, manufactures, agents and distributors should always be considered.
We would strongly advise that you have well drafted employment contracts in place from the outset. At Goughs we have a specialist employment team that can assist you.
Service level agreements, often referred to as SLAs, give peace of mind to both parties. The provide contractual obligations that everyone involved in the transaction must adhere to.
The agreement should not only outline the rights and obligations on each party, but also the level and quality of service expected.
One very helpful aspect to an SLA is that it will outline the remedy process should something go wrong.
You will have come across many SLAs without perhaps realising it, this will include contracts with internet and utility providers where one party must pay and the other provide the service.
SLAs can also become important internal working documents that show where customer and client service can be bettered and where efficiencies can be improved on. For more information on how SLAs can actually benefit your business and help it to grow, please get in touch with a member of our commercial contracts team.
Yes of course.
Franchise agreements are incredibly important as they tie you and your business in to a whole range of expectations. We would go so far as to say that to simply sign an agreement without taking expert legal advice could be neglectful.
This one single document is likely to be the only written and signed agreement between the two parties so it is very important that it is right for everyone involved.
At Goughs we can provide advice on a whole range of areas that should be included within a franchise agreement so everyone knows where they stand from day one.
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