Get Contracts ready for your Business
Straight-talking specialist business contract lawyers
Focused on business outcomes
- Protect your business security, better assign risk exposure and limit liability
- Negotiate from a position of strength. Know what to trade-off and what not to
- More easily win customers
- Shorten sales lead times
Protect your Business
It can be difficult to know what you are signing up to in complex contracts. Lengthy, confusing and unclear contractual documentation can be difficult to fathom.
Uncertainty generates more revisions, more queries, more calls for more meetings to negotiate, let alone the problems scheduling them. If your potential business partner cannot or does not want to engage a solicitor to help resolve them, you could end up losing the business.
Your contract terms should not be the sticking point.
Confusion with contract terms can also mean you have left your business open to something further that you have not thought of.
It’s stressful worrying about what might come if your contracts aren’t up to task. Will it protect your business in a dispute?
Does the contract do what it should and what you think it does?
It’s important to get contracts right the first time so you can put the stress behind you and focus on what you’re good at. Running your business.
Specialised business contract lawyers can help get you where you need to be.
Clarity in Contracts
Contracts not easily understood by middle managers, senior executives and business owners are bad for business.
If there are uncertainties, it usually means there is a real risk that you will lose money, lose revenue and lose control of your business and its security.
Poor contracts create further problems. As your business grows, your team expands.
If you can’t explain every single contract term to your team, so that they can explain them to customers, you're not where you should be.
The more complex the contract, the more wasted money and time. Your sales pipeline is slower.
When you’re doing one-on-one negotiations with a future business partner, problems that delay signing are best avoided.
You lose an opportunity for commercial advantage.
And then your contract partner's solicitor reviews it. It can put you back for weeks and slow your revenue stream.
It’s painful inefficiency.
Your contracts also say something about your business.
The terms of contact should follow on from your initial discussions.
If your contract doesn't align with what you say it says when you negotiate, it can create the wrong impression and damage trust with partners early on.
Worse still, poorly drafted contracts are more difficult to enforce.
The legal effect of your contracts should be clear and understandable - by those who are going to sign off on it.
Negotiate from a position of Strength
And you should know what matters, what you shouldn’t negotiate away, and what you can give ground on – and on what conditions.
It's a normal part of negotiation of business contracts.
Clear contracts ensure that when read the contract, your contract partners read and see the same thing that you read.
Fewer misunderstandings, fewer conversation points and shorter negotiations.
A good contract creates a framework for things to happen quickly.
And your business contract should be reusable, time and time again.... without much effort from you, let alone your solicitors who drafted it in the first place.
Business Contract Solicitors
Business gets simpler and easier when you work with contract terms made for your business. As you know, nothing's ever 100% certain.
Your contracts should eliminate difficulties and simplify your business relationships. There is so much less room to manoeuvre.
Contract disputes are easier to handle if they do arise with clear written terms.
You work within the framework set up by the signed contract. If the contract is not working for you, change it for the future.
Become more legally aware of the obligations and what they mean.
That means you can focus more on your business and not worry about whether your contract has got your back. One less thing to worry about.
Communicate that you are serious about business and not one for taking of liberties, at your expense.
How our Business Lawyers can Help
Our business contract lawyers make contracts so that you:
- know your legal position and responsibilities before you even get started with a customer
- better protect your business from legal claims if something goes wrong
- have a framework to:
- structure discussion about money: upfront
- know what you can give away when you negotiate, and what you should not
- know what your negotiating points will be, and how to approach them
- allocate risk and liability to where it should be (not necessarily on your business)
- limit liability to what is appropriate for your business
- avoid onerous provisions being shunted your way when they should not
- ensure that you:
- get in the best position to get paid
- can get out of the contract if trust disappears
- do not sign up to obligations you can't honour and probably don't need
- handle unwanted delays, and its consequences.
Your business is less likely to waste time, money and effort when you have the right business contract.
Less likely to be caught out and miss something.
Make sure your contract contains the legal clauses that it should contain.
Omit clauses that should not or do not need to be there.
Don't miss anything that should be covered in a contract review.
What our clients say:
Clear Legal Advice
As soon as we started talking to Leigh, the IP rights we owned became clear and clearer.
He can explain software, IP rights and tech law without your eyes glazing over with the 'what’s he talking about?' thoughts. We ended up with a strong contractual position in our negotiations.read on >
Knows the Game
"Leigh knows what he’s doing, he knows the game, he knows the technology. Don't waste your time shopping. Time is too valuable. I've already done that shopping, I've already done the homework, I've already gone through the whole experience and learned from my experience and take it and run with it and call him right now."read on >
"We moved from having no knowledge about intellectual property in software to knowing where the boundaries are, so that we can now handle more things internally. We know where most of the gotchas are, and know when we need to be wary. We make more informed decisions and have reduced our risk exposure."read on >
Less Time & Money on Legals
"Shopping around for a solicitor is a pain. When you pick a solicitor you have to take a risk somewhere. Leigh put me at ease in the initial conversation, and made it clear that he understands the commercial side of the law.
Now, we spend far less time and money on legal problems in our business."read on >
Our Services: Business Contracts
We've advised on all sorts of business contracts: terms and conditions of business, data management, data licences and intellectual property, software, IT law contracts, in all sorts of industries, including:
- online digital services
- software development
- SaaS Services and PaaS solutions companies
- automotive industry
- financial services
- retail services
- online ticketing
to name a few.
There’s no point having a contract unless it does what you need it to do, when it counts.
Experienced, specialist contract solicitors in London can focus on the legal effect of contract clauses quickly.
Expert contract solicitors know how they’re going to be read if push comes to shove and you need to rely on it in a contract dispute.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that contracts sometimes contain technical legal language. That's because it's not using known meanings and terms create problems with how it's interpreted.
Remove unknowns and clarify language so that the contract works.
Make sure it aligns with legal principles so that it is as clear as it should be. Standardise text so that it has a predictable legal outcome.
You can speak to someone who understands your language, can be a real benefit and cut through to what matters so you can move on to the next thing that matters to your business.
We can have a business contract solicitor contact you soon.