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ruthcoe
04-01-2003, 08:02 PM
Hi can anyone help.

I am wanting some kind of contract to email to clients for major projects to be signed and then sent back to me,, I am looking for wording for this lay out templates etc.

Any one use these?
Ruth
www.secretarialangel.co.uk

Rhys
04-01-2003, 09:39 PM
I'd be very careful about using a template contract or anything like that. The law is very tricky and I wouldn't attempt to write any sort of contract without seeking proper legal advice. People's perception of what is fair and right usually differs from what UK law states.

If I was you I'd search on the internet or try a small business website for introductions to business law. Find out as much as possible about how it works - then write everything you want to include in your contract. Don't worry about using complicated terminology just write it in plain english then approach a solicitor and show him what you want. Then they can formulate the actual wording and make sure that it is legally binding.

natalie
05-01-2003, 11:35 AM
I agree with Rhys. It is very important that you see a solicitor to help you with writing specific contracts.

I have received funds from The Prince's Trust which gives me access to a solicitor and I contacted them when I needed to write my Terms and Conditions. I wrote a rough draft of what I wanted to say and they helped me format and word it correctly.


Natalie Brown
NLB Travel
www.nlbtravel.co.uk

VLAHAKISA
05-01-2003, 09:07 PM
What does it usually cost to get a qualified solicitor do this for you, I'm relying on borrowed contracts myself and whilst I'm sure after reading them they offer pretty good legal protection I really would prefer something 'custom designed'.

Rhys
05-01-2003, 10:38 PM
Not really sure how much it costs but I do know it's expensive.
I think if you go through business link you get it cheaper.

It's one of those things you can always get by without until something goes wrong and you actually need it.

Type Rite
21-01-2003, 02:25 PM
We are also a secretarial services company and we used a solicitor called Mr O'Cleirigh from Bermans Solicitors who are in Liverpool but am sure can accommodate you wherever you live they are straight to the point, fast and are very good solicitors. their number is 0151 227 3351.

I am sure they will be able to help.

Good luck

Jay Jay Lennon
21-01-2003, 02:30 PM
Hi

What is your line of business? Do you know of anyone who can give you a copy of the terms and conditions / contract of a similar company? This would give you a starting point to then seek proper legal advice.

=)

Type Rite
21-01-2003, 03:06 PM
Thanks for replying We are a Secreatrial Services Company who specialise in legal work for solicitors and barristers as well as work for other small-medium businesses from typing and printing cafe menus to typing and producing legal contracts and designing powerpoint presentations etc.

I asked Bermans solicitors to come up with some terms and conditions for my business and they did which are in compliance with the law and are short and to the point which most clients like (so to know what they are signing easily enough).

If you would like to see our terms and conditions which may be of some use ... (Note: they have been tailor made to suit our business and will not necessarily suit yours!!!!) please e-mail me and I shall e-mail you back with an attachment which is a powerpoint presentation about us and has full detailed terms and conditions on there for your perusal.

All e-mails and attachments sent and received by Type Rite Secretarial Services are scanned for all known viruses using McAfee Viruscan)

Tracey

typerites@aol.com

joshdhaliwal
22-01-2003, 04:04 PM
I disagree that you need a solicitor for terms and conditions. There is enough free information out there available for free download on the web which you can simply tailor to your needs, most of it should be common sense. One of the problems for new companies is the fees payable to lawyers and solicitors. We have created all or own by tailoring those that we have been able to find. The majority of information contained in contract T&C is standardised.

Type Rite
23-01-2003, 10:58 AM
AND WHERE ARE THE FREE DOWNLOADS ON THE NET AS I CANNOT FIND ANY ?

joshdhaliwal
23-01-2003, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Type Rite
AND WHERE ARE THE FREE DOWNLOADS ON THE NET AS I CANNOT FIND ANY ?

Send me your email address to joshd@mobileYouth.org and I will send you a copy of the one I have which you can tailor to suit your business.