Many contracts contain a clause which allows both partners to change the project content as time goes on. Some of those changes are required because the client changes her mind. If you've ever watched Grand Designs, you will know just how many intricate decisions have to be made, and how few ...
One of the hardest items in a contract to get right is any limit on your liability. There are two significant reasons for this: firstly, they are interpreted strictly i.e. the court will only allow you to rely on a limit if it is crystal clear. Secondly, under legislation you ...
Too often, when negotiating contracts or revising T&C for a client, I find that no-one really knows why a clause is there or what it is meant to do. Not so in this clause from Trebor v ADT. It explains why it is there: "Only you know the value of your premises, ...
Some companies think hard about making their websites, guides, and blogs user-friendly and easy to read. But they rarely follow this tone of voice into their contracts. Think about it: until your prospective customer has agreed to your contract, they are still a prospect. That means you are still woo-ing them. ...
Remedies are some form of compensation - often money but sometimes more time - that you can receive if your contract partner fails to comply with the contract. These terms can help to trouble-shoot issues and resolve disputes quickly. Classic examples in the construction industry include damages for delay and ...
In researching terms and conditions, I came across a Report from the Office of Fair Trading (2011) on Consumer Contracts. The Report recommends that consumer contracts are written to be open, welcoming and fair. The same applies to B2B contracts. Be Open The Report defines open contracts as ones where: "the terms ...
This clause from Pinterest's T&C is worth reviewing: "We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can make Pinterest more awesome." I like this clause. Firstly, it isn't designed to be legal. It just asks users to ...
Ah, the perils of starting to talk jargon or legalese... and when to stop! I was browsing the CIOB Mini Form of Contract and came across a clause which struck me as badly written. What Does Vitiate Mean? The precise wording is: "no variations to the Contract work shall vitiate the Contract." Does anyone really ...