supply/purchase agreements and terms and conditions of business
Whatever type of business you operate – from traditional manufacturing firm or service company to high-tech manufacturer – our team of expert corporate lawyers can work with you to create a set of bespoke standard supply/purchase agreements and/or standard Terms and Conditions that will be tailored to suit your particular business and will also ensure that it is properly protected in particular by including suitable exclusions and limitations on liability.
The need for properly prepared standard agreements and Terms and Conditions should not be underestimated. Often when meeting clients for the first time we are told either that they do not have any standard agreements (and thus their contractual relationship with customers and suppliers will be governed by the customers’ or suppliers’ terms and conditions) or that their standard Terms and Conditions were prepared many years ago by a former employee in their sales department and which were almost certainly copied from someone else’s’ terms and conditions without giving any thought whether they were suitable. In either case a business in such position is unlikely to be adequately protected which may prove costly in the event of something going wrong or a dispute or claim arising.
Here are some examples of recent matters where we have been asked to draft standard contracts and Terms and Conditions:
- Standard terms and conditions for a company involved in the printing industry with particular emphasis on the requirement on the customer to approve proofs and prototypes with limitations on the right to subsequently object if the final printed versions matched the proofs and prototypes;
- Standard supply agreement for the sale or hiring of scanning equipment which involved detailed drafting regarding the limits of the performance of the equipment supplied and excluding claims that were outside such performance limits.
What our clients say:
“Danielle is approachable and was very attentive as she kept me informed throughout the transaction. I found Danielle to be knowledgeable and she dealt with the matter efficiently. Thank you for all your help.” Simon Gristwood
For more information about how we can help, you can read testimonials from our company commercial clients
The Company Commercial Team
Tim Roberts Senior Partner
Company Commercial 01908 689356Tim Roberts is Head of the Department and the firm’s Senior Partner. He began his career as a solicitor in the City of London before moving to Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors Company Commercial department. He has over 30 years of experience in Company Commercial and specialises in all aspects of the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, including management buy-outs, corporate restructuring, banking and corporate finance.