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What is a contract


September 19, 2019

A written agreement is not necessary for a legally binding contract to come into being.

  • Under the law once there is clarity about the parties involved in the proposed contract, what the product or project involves doing, and the price, a contract will be deemed to have been formed.
  • Sometimes parties may want to include additional matters after the contract has been concluded. It is therefore important to record what is agreed in writing, to ensure that any additional terms agreed later form part of your agreement.
  • Depending on the subject matter of your contract there will also be legal regulations impacting on the terms you agree, such as the Unfair Contract Terms Act and various implied terms.
  • Many precedent contracts currently available are drafted in incomprehensible ‘legalese’. This can be off-putting to your customers. We aim to keep matters simple, and draft clear, comprehensible agreements in plain English.

How we can help

We are experienced commercial lawyers and can assist in drafting a variety of different legal agreements. Due to our expertise in IP and digital matters we are particularly suitable for commercial agreements with an IP/IT dimension, such as the following:

  • Software licenses
  • Maintenance agreements
  • SLA agreements
  • Software as a service
  • Software distribution agreements
  • Software support and maintenance service agreements
  • Software development agreements
  • Software reseller agreements
  • Service level agreements
  • Hardware procurement
  • Information technology outsourcing
  • Cloud computing contracts
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Framework agreements
  • Procurement contracts
  • Systems integration
  • Telecoms contracts