Almost all of our charity clients will find themselves needing to enter into contracts from time to time and it is vital that the terms suit you from both a commercial and legal perspective. It is also important to remember that contracts do not need to be in writing to have legal effect and therefore we recommend ensuring the terms agreed between you and the other party are in written form to give clarity to everyone involved.
Everyone hopes that there is never any need to revisit a contract once it has been signed, however, having a full written record of what has been agreed can act as an ‘insurance’ if things do not go quite the way you hoped and can provide certainty as to how the relationship should be brought to an end and the responsibilities of the parties.
We are experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts and our aim is always to allow you as clients to utilise the opportunities on offer whilst managing and mitigating any risk to you and your charity so far as possible.
Disputes are costly and best avoided. Having well drafted and appropriate terms and conditions and contracts at the outset is much more cost effective than taking legal action. Where appropriate we consult with our other specialist teams to ensure that all aspects of your charity is covered.