Most businesses use standard terms of business, usually terms and conditions for the sale of goods or the supply of services. Whatever the nature of your business, we will work with you to produce or review standard terms of business that improve your legal position in your trading relationships.
For many businesses, your terms of business will be the most important commercial contract document you will ever invest in. Get it wrong and your business may find itself unable to repossess unpaid goods when a customer becomes insolvent or may find yourself exposed to unlimited liabilities in the event of late supply or the supply of defective products. For these reasons, we take standard terms of business very seriously.
On many occasions we see standard terms of business fail because they have simply not been incorporated into the contract between the parties. We will spend time to ensure that your terms of business are properly incorporated into contracts with customers or suppliers.
Once you have standard terms of business, you should have them reviewed regularly to ensure they are still fit for purpose.
Also, from time to time, new legislation or case law means that standard terms of business need updating to ensure that you contain to trade on terms that are beneficial to you.
"I would highly recommend the services of Simon Dakin, he is the ideal person to have at your side when needing commercial business advice. His great attention to detail and client focus ensures that you leave with a feeling that nothing has been to much trouble. If you want a professional, personal service from someone who cares about what he is doing, look no further."Andy Hogben, Managing Director – Quadrant Events
"Actons have acted for NEST Management Limited for over 10 years on all legal matters including a range of complex agreements, trademarks, property and employment. During that time Simon has been our key advisor and has helped us in all aspects of our legal requirements. We are delighted to work with Simon who we see as vital extension of our own team and an important part of our Company’s success."Gerard Turvey, Managing Director of NEST Management
"‘Very knowledgeable’ practice head Simon Dakin, who impresses with ‘an abundance of common sense and good commercial instinct’,"The Legal 500 2018 (Corporate and commercial (Notts & Derby))
"Actons' team of ‘experienced’ advisers provides ‘clear and concise advice’. The department primarily focuses on owner-managed businesses and small-to-medium-sized enterprises, but also regularly undertakes work for banks and other funding providers."The Legal 500 2018 (Insolvency and corporate recovery)