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Many businesses overlook the importance of the contracts that they enter into, or ask their customers, subcontractors and partners to sign. If you do not enter into written agreements however, or they are not correctly drafted, then the impact on your organisation can be catastrophic.

Important commercial relationships should always be governed by comprehensive, clearly worded terms to ensure that you can manage the rights and obligations of each party. These contracts should be tailored to help ensure they work in practice and then reviewed on a regular basis so that they continue to meet the needs of the parties.

Laceys is able to draft, review and negotiate your commercial contracts to ensure that they protect you and are acceptable from a commercial perspective. We take the time to understand your business and the background behind the contract beforehand so that our advice is both legally correct and meets your commercial requirements.

We cover a wide range of contracts for all sectors of business, from terms and conditions of supply and sale, distribution agreements and subcontractors’ agreements through to IT contracts and consumer terms and conditions. We are able to ensure that these comply with applicable regulatory and contractual laws and regulations.

We work hard to ensure that our advice is comprehensive, practical and commercial in order that you are able to understand not only the terms of your commercial contracts, but the implications of agreeing to them. We can then advise you of your rights and options throughout your contractual relationship, for example your ability to change suppliers or cancel a contract with a customer.

For any further advice on commercial contracts please contact one of our team today to see how we can help.

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    Charlotte Mitchell

    Associate — Corporate and Commercial

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    Charlotte Mitchell

    Charlotte is an associate in our Commercial team. Having gained experience working both in private practice and as an In-House Solicitor for a FTSE 100 Plc, an AIM listed national IT company and a global engineering company, Charlotte has a wealth of knowledge within IT, Supply of Goods and Services, Intellectual Property, Engineering, Telecoms and Privacy/Data Protection. Although a Commercial lawyer, she is also qualified as a Commercial Litigator and Non Practising Barrister, providing her with the unique advantage of knowing where contracts go wrong, and the ability to evaluate risk and advise accordingly.

    Charlotte particularly enjoys working with businesses to help draw up, update and/or negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts and agreements. Examples of the type of work and contracts which Charlotte advises upon are agency and distribution agreements, terms and conditions of business, website use, sale and supply of goods and services and Data Sharing Agreements. Charlotte also has experience of working with companies to help support and strengthen their compliance functions.

    Away for work, Charlotte loves being outside whenever possible. Her favourite past times are tennis, running, walking, windsurfing and horse riding.

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