Expert advice for your terms of business
WSP Solicitors have experience in drafting bespoke terms and conditions for businesses in a wide range of sectors, ensuring that your rights and interests are adequately protected.
As well as leading legal expertise, our terms of business solicitors have a strong commercial understanding. We will get to know your organisation and your priorities and goals and tailor the right terms and conditions to suit your needs and circumstances.
We will go through the key issues that should be covered with you, such as limiting liability, price and payment terms, details of your obligations, such as the delivery of products or services, confidentiality and what will happen in the event of a dispute.
We can also advise you as to how and when your terms of business should be made available to clients or customers, including publication on your website.
Take advantage of a free initial consultation
We offer a free initial consultation, with no obligation, to give you the opportunity to discuss your requirements with one of our commercial lawyers. You will be able to explain what your enterprise needs in the way of business terms and ask us any questions you may have. We are happy to speak to you face-to-face, by phone or using videoconferencing, whichever you prefer.
To book a free initial consultation with our commercial law team, please contact your local WSP Solicitors office in Gloucester, Stroud or Dursley, or use the enquiry form on the right.
How we can assist you with your terms of business
Taking your instructions for business terms and conditions
We will ensure you have a solicitor with the appropriate level of expertise for your needs and work with you to identify the key matters that you need to deal with in your terms and conditions. Our extensive commercial experience means that we will be able to guide you as to exactly what should be covered, and we will suggest ways of safeguarding your organisation by including the right clauses.
Putting robust terms and conditions in place will help give your organisation a reputation for being organised and well-run and make it easier for others to do business with you.
Drafting bespoke terms and conditions
Every business is different, and we always tailor our terms and conditions to the unique requirements of your enterprise. We will take the time to understand your situation and the challenges you face so that you can be sure the document we provide will be right for your needs.
Advice in respect of terms and conditions and review
We will gain a good understanding of your business requirements and provide you with clear and comprehensive advice to ensure you have robust terms and conditions in place. We will also work with you on an ongoing basis to review your terms of business, both as your organisation evolves and in the light of legal developments or changes in the market.
Terms of business explained
What are terms of business?
Terms of business are the agreed conditions on which you will transact with other parties such as customers and clients. While transactions can be carried out without terms and conditions in place, it is advisable to have a bespoke set drawn up for your business as soon as possible.
Why are terms of business important?
Terms of business prevent misunderstandings and set out clearly the details of what is expected of each party and what each party is agreeing to. This ensures that everyone is aware right from the start of what they will receive from the deal and how they are expected to behave.
This greatly reduces the risk of a dispute arising. It also means that, should there be a disagreement, there will be a process in place to be followed to resolve the matter, reducing the possibility of lengthy legal arguments or even court action.
What should terms of business cover?
Terms of business should be tailored to suit your unique circumstances and aim to address all matters and potential difficulties that might arise. Key issues that are usually covered include the following:
- Details of the service or product being supplied
- The price
- The timeline for delivery
- When payment will be due
- What will happen in the event of late payment
- Any obligations on the part of the customer or client
- Limiting of liability
- Any guarantees or warranties that will be provided
- How returns or complaints will be dealt with
- How the contract can be terminated, to include notice periods
- How any disagreements or disputes will be dealt with
When and how should you share terms and conditions with customers?
Terms and conditions should be part of the contract that you agree with a customer or client and not just attached to an invoice or made available at a later date. If they are not made part of the contract at the time that it is made, there is a risk that you will not be able to rely on them.
This means that you need to make the client or customer aware of your terms of business before they enter into the contract. The terms and conditions should not simply be printed on the back of the contract form or available on your website, you should take reasonable steps to point them out. This could be by requiring the other party to sign or click to say that they have seen the terms and conditions and agree to them.
Why choose WSP Solicitors for your terms and conditions
Extensive specialist expertise
Our terms and conditions solicitors have decades of experience in working for businesses across a full range of sectors. We know how to draft robust clauses that will stand up to the scrutiny of the court, should this ever be necessary, and how to tailor these to give your business both flexibility and protection.
We are known for the excellent level of service that we provide. You will have a dedicated lawyer working for you so that you will always be able to speak to someone who has in-depth familiarity with your business. We make sure we are available to discuss matters as they arise, and we will keep you updated on the work we carry out for you.
Experience in representing multi-million-pound businesses
As well as experience across a range of industries, we also work with organisations of all sizes, from small family-run enterprises to large international companies.
Bespoke legal advice tailored to your exact requirements
We believe that it is crucial that your terms and conditions are drawn up in light of your unique business requirements. We will gain a good understanding of your organisation and provide detailed terms and conditions that reflect your needs and protect your interests.
Accredited experts with a proven track record
WSP Solicitors have Law Society accreditation in respect of both our legal and professional standards. We are also independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
For more information in respect of our related services, see our commercial contracts page.
Contact our terms of business solicitors in Gloucestershire
For expert advice in respect of the drafting of terms of business, please contact your local WSP branch in Gloucester, Stroud or Dursley today.
If you have a question or would like to request a call back, you can also use our quick online enquiry form.