Parties negotiating an agreement should ensure that provisions in non-binding ‘subject to contract’ heads of terms are incorporated into the final contract - or risk them remaining non-binding.
Businesses buying equipment/goods on hire purchase, having no direct contract with the supplier of the equipment/goods, should consider what happens if they buy in reliance on supplier’s statements that turn out to be false. This is because they may not always have a remedy against the supplier in those circumstances, a ruling makes clear.
Employers settling claims by pregnant employees who want the settlement agreement to cover statutory maternity pay (SMP) must expressly mention it in the agreement, otherwise it will not be covered and the employee will be able to claim it separately.
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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