Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts

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Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts


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Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Fourth Edition is the 'one-stop-shop' for practical contractual matters, making it essential reading for anyone involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

This 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
- Good and bad practice in drafting (and in using clear, modern English)
- The meaning and use of commonly-used words, phrases and legal jargon
- The formalities for creating and signing contracts
- Guidance on the interpretation of contracts
- Steps to take, and what to check for in a contract to eliminate errors (including lists of what to check for in different situations)
- Practical measures to protect documents from unwanted alteration, to remove metadata and sensitive information and to secure documents
- Drafting and legal issues when contracting with consumers

The Fourth Edition has been fully updated to take account of important court decisions regarding the interpretation of contracts and changes in consumer legislation.

Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Fourth Edition is for everyone who wishes to understand, or has to negotiate or draft, a commercial contract. This includes commercial lawyers, contract managers, in-house lawyers, lawyers in private practice, LPC course tutors and law and business students.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 09 Mar 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 4th
Extent 352
ISBN 9781784512682
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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