Cease and Desist

Where someone thinks their intellectual property rights are being infringed they usually ask the other party to ‘cease and desist’ from infringement. Cease and desist letters are most commonly used as a prelude to passing off and trademark infringement actions. Sending a ‘cease and desist’ letter ‘Cease and desist’ letters are often the starting point for alerting an…Read more »

By Our Team | October 20, 2019

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Methods used to settle disputes range from negotiation, to courtroom litigation. For some disputes businesses may prefer to use alternatives to costly and lengthy courtroom battles. Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is a term used to refer to the whole spectrum of alternative ways of resolving disputes outside the formal adversarial court process.  Noteworthy benefits…Read more »

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Unfair Contract Terms Act

Whenever you are entering into a contract, be that with another business or an individual, it is important to be aware that the law will sometimes intervene to invalidate terms, or even entire agreements, if the terms of your contract are considered to be ‘unfair’. Consumer contracts Consumers are subject to considerable protection when entering…Read more »

By Our Team | September 19, 2019

Implied Terms of Contract

Sometimes the law implies contract terms to regulate your relationships whether you have a legal contract in place or not. These implied terms may arise due to specific legislative provisions, or as a result of general legal rules. Some of the more common terms implied into your agreements relate to quality, ownership, price, timing or…Read more »

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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…Read more »

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions are sometimes called Business Terms or Terms of Business, or simply contract terms. They are used in a variety of situations, such as to govern the contractual relationship between you and your customers. Terms and conditions are essential to a business’s operation. They provide clarity for your customers, and guidance for both…Read more »

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Website Terms and Conditions

Website terms and conditions explain to visitors how they may use your website, and aim to limit your liability arising from the material you publish. These are not to be confused with ecommerce terms, which govern the terms of contracts you make with customers in respect of goods or services sold online. Why do you…Read more »

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Sponsorship Agreement

Sponsorship can be an excellent promotional tool for the sponsor, and provide essential funding for a project. However, balancing the interests of both parties is a complex exercise. Some recipients may want the deal to be exclusive, in order to secure their commercial advantage. Both parties to the deal may require a license to use…Read more »

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Shareholder Agreement

A shareholders’ agreement is a way for those who have a stake in a business to agree terms between them to control how a company is to be run. The agreements might cover: How shares can be issued and transferred How decisions are to be made And how profits should be divided Why a shareholders’…Read more »

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SEO Contract

If a customer searches for your business or for goods and services you sell, it is important that your website comes up in the top listings on Google at least for some of the search terms they use. Ensuring that your business is well placed in internet search listings is a key way to reach…Read more »

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