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2017 New Year Resolutions – Terms and Conditions
January 11, 2017


Do you have Standard terms and conditions of Business? Have you had them checked professionally?

When you are trading you will be selling products or services and also assisting customers in purchasing goods and/or services from suppliers. You are likely to need a wide range of contracts including website terms and conditions, customer terms and conditions, long-term supplier agreements, distribution agreements, agency agreements and/or licensing agreements. Many businesses fail to do so and as a result can end up facing expensive disputes over terms relating to price, payment, delivery, standards of services and products and a range of other matters. Often you end up trying to find evidence of what the terms are from email communications, basic purchase orders or notes of conversations. These documents are unlikely to set out clear terms and you could end up in costly disputes.

Do you trade Online?

If you trade online you will need to set up a number of key legal terms on your website. Your website also needs a privacy policy, website terms of use, a cookie policy and terms and conditions of sale of goods and services. If you are selling to consumers you will also need to comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 that came into force on 1st October 2015. We have found that in many online businesses their website terms and conditions are either out of date or not in compliance with consumer law.

Start 2017 by spending a bit of time getting your trading terms in order – you will protect your business and make more money as well!

Call us to discuss your options – Jennifer White on 020 8313 1300 020 8313 1300 – we are commercial and business solicitors based in Bromley

The information contained in this article is intended for general guidance only. It provides useful information but it is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice as the articles do not take into account specific circumstances. So do please Contact US for legal advice on the issues raised.