Contracts

Negotiating an agreement?

Need advice on an existing contract?

Do you have a contractual dispute?

 

Contracts are an integral part of every business. Dealings with customers, suppliers, landlords, debtors, financiers, hirers, service providers, employees, sub-contractors or just about any third party will involve some form of agreement or contract. Having a successful business can depend upon the terms of the agreements you make.

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What is a contract?

In simple terms a contract between two or more parties is created when:

  • an offer has been accepted;
  • the parties intend to be legally bound; and
  • the parties have provided valuable consideration for entering into the agreement.

It is obviously important to determine the true terms of a contract to establish what rights the parties have against each other. Actually doing this however can prove to be a difficult task. What if your contract is ambiguous, is silent on a particular issue or doesn't actually reflect the intended terms of the agreement? 

To make things harder contracts can by in writing, made verbally, formed by conduct and have terms implied by law or custom.

 

What Remedies are available?

If someone breaches a contract the innocent party will be entitled to seek a remedy for that default. Remedies usually comprise damages or orders forcing the completion of the contract by the party in breach.

Alternatively the parties to a contract may seek orders for constructions or interpretation of a contracts terms.

 

Our experience.

Commercial law and contracts are the core of our business. We have extensive experience in negotiating and advising on many different types of contracts including:

 

 

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  • Property transactions
  • Business Sales
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Options
  • Finance agreement
  • Loans
  • Securities
  • Supply agreements
  • Transit agreements
  • Leasing
  • Credit
  • Loans
  • Mortgages & Securities
  • Guarantees
  • Joint Ventures
  • Employee incentives
  • Technology Services
  • Software Development
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Settlements