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How to Write a Small Business Contract

Are you looking for a contract lawyer in Parramatta that can assist with small business contracts?

Small businesses require contracts for many of their relationships, such as those they have with buyers or customers, suppliers, business partners, and contractors who provide a service such as transport or marketing.

Because of the significant benefits of having reliable and safe contracts for your important business relationships, and the risk of not having a contract to fall back on or to regulate the behaviour of those you engage with, many small businesses rely on the services of a contract lawyer.

A contract lawyer is a lawyer with specialised experience in the area of contract law. Their role requires that they stay up to date with current and local contract law and understand all simple and complex matters of contract law.

Their services are commonly used for the drawing up of sales agreements, contract reviews, licencing, intellectual property contracts, and various other contracts. They must be skilled at delivering sound and dependable essential terms, backed by fair and exhaustive provisions.

Why you need a lawyer to write or review your contract

Some small businesses decide to write a contract themselves and then have a lawyer review it, whereas others will approach a Parramatta lawyer in the first instance and seek their support to write an effective and enforceable legal contract.

This is an important step for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is easy to make errors in the formation of a contract that result in it not being legally valid. This can include but is not limited to uncertainty of terms, mistakes, and illegality.

If the contract is void, this may be noticed when a dispute arises, and the contract may not be able to be used as a legally compelling document. Instead, the parties may be forced to act as if the contract was never in existence, and to rely on the law, without the protection of the contract. This can make small businesses vulnerable to losses or exploitation.

Secondly, even if it is valid to start with, a contract can become invalid due to vitiating factors. Misleading conduct, duress, undue influence, and unfair terms are just a few examples of potential vitiating factors, but there are plenty of other errors or oversights that can lead to a contract being null and void. Your Parramatta lawyer can provide targeted advice on how to conduct yourself to maintain contract validity. What is acceptable and unacceptable from a contract perspective may surprise you.

Perhaps the contract is already signed, and a dispute is already occurring? You may now require the services of your lawyer to resolve the dispute. A contract lawyer such as Arida Lawyers can review the contract and provide advice, or representation in court, to resolve the dispute whether you are being accused of a breach of contract or are accusing a business partner of a breach.

The takeaway is that a contract lawyer can decode the legal jargon for you, establish the foundation for smooth relationships with business partners, secure favourable terms, and help you to avoid vulnerability to legal loopholes. For more information on the contract law, consumer law, and debt recovery legal services of Arida Lawyers contact our team on or 1300 146 390.

This article provides general information relevant to our expert services. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. If you are seeking legal advice, you should contact us for a free initial consultation.

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