Terms and conditions of business

When you carry out business with another company, it is important to be clear on your terms of trade.  The commercial team at Talbots Law will ensure you do operate on terms that suit you and benefit your business.

Talbots Law helps you protect your business by advising on and drafting robust terms and conditions that support your business values and goals. We will ensure your rights are well protected and your liabilities limited.  In business, a company’s terms and conditions set out the conditions in which trade will be done.  They set out the details surrounding:

  • How and when payment will be made
  • Cancellations
  • Delivery and delivery charges
  • Non-payment
  • Confidentiality
  • Any guarantees or warranties offered

If you need advice on a supplier terms and conditions, we will explain matters in plain English to ensure you understand what you are agreeing to. If those terms don’t work for you, we will advise you on the next steps and/or manage negotiations with the other party.

Why choose Talbots Law to assist you with terms and conditions?

We put quality before quantity every time.  The standard of service we provide to our clients is well-known.  Businesses across the West Midlands trust us to manage their commercial law matters, including the drafting and enforcing of their terms and conditions.  We are proud of our reputation and work hard to maintain it, never taking our clients for granted.

Our solicitors are friendly and approachable.  As a law firm, we are easy to use and understand.  You will find it simple as we sit down over a cup of coffee and discuss the drafting of your terms and conditions.  If you require action to be taken due to a breach occurring, we will act swiftly to protect your business and revenue.

Terms and conditions FAQs

Do my terms and conditions have to be in writing?
Yes.  If there is nothing written down it is very difficult to prove your case in court if a dispute arises.

What are your top tips for drafting terms and conditions?

  • imagine all the things that could go wrong in a sale and purchase transaction and decide what you would do in each case
  • imagine your most nightmarish customer whilst doing the above
  • make sure the terms and conditions are easy to read and in a decent size font
  • review and update your terms and conditions regularly

Don’t leave formalising your terms and conditions until a dispute arises.  It is much easier to have a clear, concise set of terms and conditions drafted and accessible to your customers, so that they are clear on how you do business.

Our friendly, knowledgeable commercial team are here to provide all the help and advice you need on drafting your terms and conditions, and managing disputes.  Call Talbots Law today on 0800 118 1500 for more information.


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