What’s the first thing your lawyers do when looking over your agreement? Check that you actually have one!

A cornerstone of commercial lawyering is looking over current agreements in order to provide advice to the client on their rights and/or obligations. This often arises where a dispute is brewing or the client anticipates that one may be on the horizon. The starting point in such an analysis generally consists of the following questions: [...]

2019-06-26T22:43:55+00:00June 26th, 2019|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on What’s the first thing your lawyers do when looking over your agreement? Check that you actually have one!

Moral Clauses

Many celebrities have taken to social media sites, such as Twitter or Facebook, to post their own opinions about topical events in our society, such as the #MeToo movement. Whilst public debate is always encouraged, for a Studio who has contractually engaged a Talent, these opinions can sometimes be a minefield. Even the most harmless of [...]

2019-06-04T01:15:01+00:00June 4th, 2019|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Moral Clauses

Accounting for IP in a Sale of Business: Know what you’re giving away (and charge for it!)

Gaining a thorough understanding of what your business is worth is a tricky process. Regardless of past investments and future potential, ultimately it will only be worth what somebody is (currently) willing to pay for it. Too often however, in formulating a sale price, many business owners will neglect to take proper account of (or [...]

2019-05-22T05:12:03+00:00May 21st, 2019|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Accounting for IP in a Sale of Business: Know what you’re giving away (and charge for it!)

All care and no responsibility: Why unreasonable standard terms contracts might be a risk to your business

Historically, many businesses have sought to use their standard Terms and Conditions of trade (typically attached to an invoice or quote) to completely shield themselves from responsibility by incorporating clauses which heavily favour their own interests at the disadvantage of their customers or suppliers. The common logic for such an approach was that “if things [...]

2019-05-14T06:06:07+00:00May 12th, 2019|Business Advice, Contracts, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on All care and no responsibility: Why unreasonable standard terms contracts might be a risk to your business