Business contracts: how to negotiate and enforce your contracts
This event will be useful for businesses of all sizes and will provide an overview of the main issues to look out for when drafting and negotiating contracts together with the options available to businesses to recover debts, including in particular:
- Different types of agreements and how contracts are formed (including bespoke agreements, "small print" and "click-to-accept" terms)
- Key clauses such as payment terms, warranties and indemnities, liability, intellectual property, termination and exit.
- Tips for how to approach the above areas when acting as supplier or customer
- Insolvency as a debt recovery tool;
- Use of High Court Enforcement;
- Court proceedings; and
- Alternative Dispute Resolution.
About the Speakers:
Nichola is a partner with Ward Hadaway specialising in Commercial Litigation with extensive experience of high value complex litigation for both International and British companies This has included litigation conducted in the British courts and also arbitration (domestic and international). She is also experienced in using different forms of ADR especially mediation
Nichola sits on the National Executive Committee of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (“FOIL”) and is a FOIL’s representative on the Law Society Council and on the Law Society Civil Justice Committee.
She has been involved with pro-manchester for a number of years and very much enjoys her involvement on the Committees she sits on and is also the Chair of the pro-women group which forms part of the pro-manchester EDI committee.
Vicki is an experienced solicitor and debt recovery practitioner having been in the field for over 17 years. She has strong legal and procedural knowledge particularly relating to disputed and defended matters. Vicki is well known for her practical and commercial advice.
Rebecca is a Solicitor in the commercial team, providing advice on a range of commercial issues with a particular focus on IT and intellectual property.
Rebecca assists a variety of clients on a wide range of commercial legal work, from reviewing terms and conditions to assisting with intellectual property protection and exploitation. Rebecca also advises in relation to complying with data protection requirements.
Nathan is a Managing Associate in our Commercial Department, who specialises in technology, telecoms and data protection. He regularly drafts and negotiates contractual terms on behalf of both suppliers and customers of goods and services, along with advising on issues such as data protection and intellectual property. Nathan is regularly seconded to Ward Hadaway’s clients, providing experience and support to in-house legal teams in sectors including transport, software and telecoms.