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Why have a business contract drafted by a lawyer and what should a business contract include?

Drafting a business contract starts with asking the right questions that are relevant to the commercial arrangement.

A good business contract is preventative in nature. It will reduce the likelihood of a dispute, in that it will clearly set out what the parties have agreed upon. This means that you need to ask the right questions upfront to determine what is to be included.

Most disputes arise from the lack of clarity or uncertainty in business contracts. Never rely on documents that are unclear or poorly drafted. The advice of a business contract lawyer will ultimately save you money and frustration.

If a dispute arises, the agreement will likely minimise the impact of that dispute. Ideally, the perfect contract will be put in a drawer and never be looked at again because the parties know exactly what they have agreed upon and honour that agreement. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal world and often the written contract will be needed to ensure that one or more parties keep the promises made.

A well drafted document typically anticipates the issues in a dispute, helping you avoid the need for disputes and possible litigation.

What are the Different Types of Business Contracts?

There are many different types of business contracts. Contracts can be created for any type of commercial arrangement.

Some of the more common commercial agreements include:

Business Sale / Purchase Contracts

Whether you are buying or selling a business or commercial premises it is a substantial investment and the right advice can save you thousands and make the process much easier.

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Commercial Leases

We provide landlords and tenants with legal advice across the full range of leasing issues from drafting leases and associated documents through to conclusion of the leases.

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Distribution Agreements

A distribution agreement (or distributorship agreement) is a document that will out line the rights of the supplier of goods and the distributor of goods. The arrangement may be for rights to distribute goods locally within Australia or on an international basis.

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Employment Agreements

As employment lawyers, we understand the difficulties that employers face ensuring that employees act in the best interests of a business.

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Franchise Agreements

We assist in Buying A Franchise and Pre-purchase Due Diligence, Franchise Disputes and Selling Your Franchise.

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Loan & Mortgage Agreements

Whether you are borrowing or lending money we can assist you with Mortgage and Loan Agreement Advice. We can prepare a mortgage and Loan Agreements to ensure that your loan is adequately secured.

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Partnership Agreements

A partnership is entered into when two or more people (partners) enter into business together with a vision to make profit. Both (or all of the) partners share the responsibilities, benefits and risks involved in running the business..

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Shareholder Agreements

The focus of a shareholder agreement is usually on what each shareholder will bring to the relationship and the way the new entity will be managed and report its results..

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Terms Of Trade

Terms of Trade are the terms and conditions by which you sell goods and services to your customers and your business buys goods and services from your suppliers.
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Other Contracts

There are many other types of contracts in addition to the above list in relation to which we provide legal advice. We also draft contracts for unique circumstances.

Why Get Legal Advice?

Commercial arrangements are often complex and are best recorded in writing – and in a properly drafted contract. Too often people come to us who have not had their agreements reduced to writing or checked by an experienced business contract lawyer.

Having a contract reviewed by a lawyer before signing on the dotted line is essential to minimise the possibility of headaches, sometimes very costly ones, down the track.

How Can We Help?

Our business contract lawyers can assist you in drafting, negotiating or reviewing your business contract.

This is how we typically work:

  • We start by listening to you so as to understand what you are trying to achieve
  • We then discuss options with you
  • We then draft, negotiate or review the business agreement as required

We are professional and focused on getting the documentation right to protect your commercial interests.

We promise to listen to you carefully and then provide you with professional and practical advice on the broad range of contractual issues related to your business. The depth of experience and range of expertise among our team of business contract lawyers, combined with our ongoing commitment to provide our clients with the highest level of service, means that we will get the job done professionally and on time.

To speak to us further, please call us now on 1300 907 335 or fill out the form on this page.

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