Employers taking on an employee should check whether the employee is subject to a restriction on working for them imposed by a previous employer, and consider the risks of being found to have induced the employee to breach those restrictions if they offer a job, following a recent legal ruling.
Landlords and tenants of properties will welcome clarification from the court on the standard required under repairing obligations in leases. They should start planning and negotiating in good time before any obligation takes effect, to ensure that the repairs satisfy the requirements of the lease and are carried out in time.
Businesses should ensure that employees – particularly those with titles such as ‘Buyer’ that imply they are authorised to negotiate and conclude contracts with suppliers – are aware of the limitations on their authority to do so, and the procedures they must follow. Otherwise a business risks being bound by contracts the employee did not have authority to make - including those made by email.
Articles and books in the Library collection
Drafting commercial agreements
(Law Society, 2018)
Contains sample contract clauses, definitions and terms relevant to drafting agreements.
Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
(Bloomsbury Professional, 2016)
Guide to drafting and interpreting commercial contracts. Provides a background to and detailed advice on the law surrounding a wide range of commercial agreements.
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