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Business Contracts Handbook


ISBN13: 9780566088568
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Gower Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.00



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If money is the lifeblood of business, contracts are the arteries that help carry it around the commercial body. Anyone in business is liable to have to deal with business contracts, but few are trained to do so. Even those that are trained may have experience in limited areas or in the distant past. But the right contract can make a vital difference, not just to recording and enforcing, if need be, the contract terms, but also in ensuring the agreement deals with the real issues and approaches them in a practical way.

Finding help in this area is not easy, as the market tends to offer little between serious academic tomes on the one hand and student summaries geared to exams on the other. Business Contracts Handbook fills that gap, covering both the basics of contract law in an accessible style and using a thoroughly practical approach to understanding and negotiating the key terms in a business contract.

If you have little prior knowledge, Charles Boundy's many years of experience in drafting and providing guidance on business agreements of all kinds will enable you to acquire a working background quickly. If you have years of experience you will still benefit from a checklist, a reminder of what is important and why, and an easy reference to up-to-date language and drafting - there is always more to learn.

Subjects:
Contract Law, Commercial Law
Contents:
Introduction
Part 1 Creating and Writing Contracts: Contract basics
Reaching and recording agreement
Planning more complex contracts
Common contract terms and clauses.
Part 2 Key Legal Issues Affecting Contracts: Confidentiality, privacy and data protection
Dealing with companies
Risk, limitation clauses, and insurance
Restrictions and competition law.
Part 3 Contracts for Sales and Services: Implied terms and standard terms of business
Sales to consumers and website sales
Agency and distribution contracts
Contracts for services.
Part 4 Technical Contracts: Outsourcing contracts
Intellectual property and IP contracts
Technology contracts
Internet-related contracts.
Part 5 The Wider World, Changes and Breakdowns: The international dimension
Transfers, changes and problem contracts
Contract disputes and remedies
Termination and afterwards.
Appendices
Glossary
Index.