Don’t shoot the messenger A few columns ago, I looked at the risks that lawyers take with their life and livelihood in some parts of the world, simply by going about their profession. Today, I want to look at another profession that can find itself – quite literally – in the line of fire: journalists.…
Contracts provide the legal framework for any agreed commercial activity between two or more parties. They should be clearly drafted, reflect reality and strike a reasonable balance between the commercial interests of the parties.
Businesses carrying on repetitive trades need standard conditions of busines which define and limit the liability of the business, and provide a safety net if things go wrong. Joint Venture Agreements are used to regulate the contributions, rights and obligations of the parties engaging in a joint commercial enterprise with others, where that enterprise is not incorporated.
Typical examples of other contracts we draft include:-
- Agency and distribution agreements
- Management agreements
- Consultancy contracts
- Success fee agreements
- Building contracts
- Framework agreements
- Licensing agreements