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Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Standard Terms 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781780436616
New Edition ISBN: 9781526508331
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847668677
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: £115.00

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Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Standard Terms, 4th edition is an invaluable guide to the practical aspects of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts.

It provides useful background and detailed advice on the law surrounding a wide range of commercial agreements including:

  • Key common clauses;
  • When to use standard terms;
  • Procedures and good practice;
  • Termination of contracts;
  • Remedies for breach;
  • Specific issues relating to export, software and consumer contracts.
It also contains valuable precedents, including expert guidance on Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer agreements, providing users with an excellent tool for drafting commercial contracts.

Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Standard Terms, 4th edition is an essential resource for commercial contract drafters helping them to prepare water tight legal agreements and ensure that they are completely clear on what a business must do to stay on the right side of the law.

The fourth edition has been updated to include the following legislation and case law:

  • Consumer Rights Bill/Act – a June 2014 commencement date expected
  • Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 – implementing into UK law the majority of the EU Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU from June 13, 2014
  • The Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012
  • Caterpiller (NI) Ltd (formerly FG Wilson (Engineering) Ltd) v John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd (2013)
  • Proton Energy Group SA v Orlen Lietuva (2013)
  • Stephen Cheeld (a Blacksmith v (1) George Alliott (2) Catherine Alliott (2013)
  • Michelle Buckley v Henkel Ltd (2013)
  • (1) Stephen West (2) Carol West v Ian Finlay & Associates (A Firm) (2013); Deutsche Bank (Suisse) SA v Gulzar Ahmed Khan & Ors (2013); AJ Building & Plastering Ltd v (1) Samantha Turner (2) Sheila Munday (3) Marting Dalling (2013); Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc (2013)

Contract Law, Commercial Law
Section A: Commentary:
A1: Forming and Concluding a Contracts
A2: Common and Specific Clauses
A3: Export Contracts – Special Issues
A4: Software Contracts – Special Issues
A5: Consumer Contracts – Special Issues

Section B: Business-to-Business Contracts:
B1: Terms and Conditions for the Sale of Goods
B2: Terms and Conditions of Purchase
B3: Licence of Computer Software – Buyer/Licence
B4: Professional Services Agreement – Supplier
B5: Professional Services Agreement – Buyer
B6: Terms and Conditions for Sale of Goods by Export – Supplier
B7: Terms and Conditions for Purchase of Goods by Services by Import – Buyer

Section C: Business-to-Consumer Contracts:
C1: Consumer Contracts – Distance Selling
C2: Hire Purchase Contracts
C3: Outline Terms and Conditions of Sale
C4: Online Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Software.