Many disclaimers (found in terms & conditions and small print) contain far too many words and are jam-packed with technical legal terms. This one is typical but comes from the GOV.UK website. These are well-written and surprisingly readable T&C. Guarantees, Conditions or Warranties The disclaimer starts by stating that the ...
Whether you are a lawyer, business owner or consultant, there are three temptations when writing a contract. They are: This blog reviews temptation 1, typified by using jargon or phrases which you don't really understand. Before using a phrase, please make sure you know precisely what it means and the impact ...
Now for some magic: this blog is about invisible clauses. Implied Terms If your contract does not have enough terms to be workable, clauses can be added (implied) to make it work properly. They can be added as a result of: (1) Custom (2) Laws or statutes (3) Cases on a similar type of contract. At ...
According to this Thomson Reuter's Blog Legalese is "a colloquial term describing the body of formal and technical legal language that is difficult or impossible for laypeople to understand." It is ridiculously common but can you avoid it when writing your contract? Do You Need Legalese? In this Introduction to ...
When you've just set up your business, you don't often have the money to spend on the 'luxury' of a lawyer to write your contract for you. However, what you really shouldn't do is blindly copy terms off friends, clients, suppliers, the internet or from the back of a holiday brochure. ...
I was asked to sign a contract recently that said it did not create mutual obligations. I refused as that clause showed a fundamental misunderstanding of what a contract does. This was not the first time I had seen this type of clause ... Mutual Obligations A surveyor contact of mine sent ...
Your knowledge of the law is irrelevant to your liability. As most laws are mandatory (you have to comply) why do we need to mention laws, regulations and other statutory requirements in our contracts? There are 3 good reasons. Clarity Although ‘ignorance is no defence’, contracts are tools to help the parties to understand ...