Company and Commercial Law

Why every contract needs ‘quality control’ clauses

Setting a benchmark Quality control clauses have two aims: (1) to set a firm standard and quality for content; and (2) to establish the product’s or service’s expected purpose or how it is to operate. The agreement may stipulate a level of expertise that must be attained in order for the contract to be fulfilled.. Read more

Do automated agreements and licences need to be reviewed by qualified lawyers?

Assessing the whole relationship The government’s problems with Carillion would not have arisen if there had been someone involved in the procurement process and subsequent agreements who had had the authority to question every detail of the relationship with the company. The software systems used in such circumstances tend to favour the large corporations who. Read more

Digital legal transformation or electronic data collection shell?

Is the rush by the Justice department to move everything online being done without sufficient analysis and are the consultations merely rolled out public relation exercises? There has been insufficient research of the legal system as a whole and how it can be developed and funded. The balance has fallen in favour of ‘digital’ over. Read more

Six key issues to check in any contract

There are recurring themes which cause problems in many types of agreements because the issues are not raised during negotiations and so are not drafted with any certainty in the contract clauses. Failure to clarify the matters set out below will result in unnecessary and potentially very expensive disputes. End date of the contract and. Read more

How can I protect my copyright?

How can I protect my copyright?

Whether you are an entrepreneur setting up a new social enterprise or an established business aiming to widen your social media appeal and improve your website. You need to have a strategy in place to protect your copyright and ensure that you own and control any such rights. Original work and presumption of ownership Where. Read more

The impact of legislation and case law on drafting commercial contracts

The impact of legislation and case law on drafting commercial contracts

Background Legislation and case law is not the same in each country of the global market and it is unlikely that you would have knowledge of each legal system. There may be restrictions, definitions and boundaries imposed by legislation, case law and codes of practice. It is possible however to adhere to the background of. Read more

Factors to consider in a contract when a company sponsors an event

Factors to consider in a contract when a company sponsors an event

The purpose of the agreement is the focus not the genre Relationships between commercial companies, their brands and products and charities, social enterprises or other third party companies can take many different forms. There may be direct and identifiable sponsorship and product promotion related to a single event. Alternatively the agreement may relate to a. Read more

Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills: Termination

Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills: Termination

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Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills: Force Majeure

Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills: Force Majeure

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Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills: Novation

Contract and Copyright Drafting Skills: Novation

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