Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts

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This book is the 'one-stop-shop' for practical contractual matters, making it essential reading for anyone involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

Answering questions such as 'How do I draft my contract clearly?', 'What will happen if my contract is interpreted by the English court?' and 'Why are liability clauses so full of legal jargon?', the book includes:

- A guide to the common legal issues in negotiating and drafting contracts
- An explanation of the structure and content of a commercial contract
- The meaning and use of commonly-used words, phrases and legal jargon
- An explanation of key UK contracts legislation, including the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015
- Steps to take, and what to check for in a contract to eliminate errors
- Practical measures to protect documents from unwanted alteration, to remove metadata and sensitive information and to secure documents

Fully updated to take account of important court decisions regarding the interpretation of contracts and changes in consumer legislation, the Fifth Edition also includes:

- A new chapter on termination of contracts
- New material on administering of existing contracts and modern methods of executing documents (eg DocuSign)
- New and updated examples of contract drafting techniques
- Additional definitions of legal terms used in contracts

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Company and Commercial Law online service.

Table of Contents

1: Legal formalities for a binding contract
2: The structure and format of the contract
3: Contract drafting techniques
4: Advanced drafting techniques
5: Basic commercial/legal issues affecting contract drafting
6: Interpretation of contracts by the courts - implications for the drafter/negotiator
7: Drafting consumer contracts
8: Legal terms and lawyers' jargon
9: Termination
10: Techniques for checking contracts before signing them
11: Drafting, exchanging and protecting documents electronically
Appendix: Sample Agreements

Product details

Published 13 Feb 2023
Format Hardback
Edition 5th
Extent 512
ISBN 9781526517241
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is Managing Partner of Anderson Law…


Victor Woroner

Victor Woroner is a solicitor at Anderson Law LLP…

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