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Free consultancy terms and conditions

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This is a short-form consultancy T&Cs document, which can be used free of charge if you retain the SEQ Legal credit. The template includes provisions relating to the services to be provided, the supply of deliverables, the licensing of rights in the deliverables to the client, the charges payable by the client, the status of the consultant, subcontracting, and much else besides. The ...

Free consultancy agreement

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This is a free consultancy agreement. It includes straightforward provisions regarding the provision of consultancy services and the supply of deliverables resulting from the provision of those services. The template incorporates a licence to use the deliverables, but does not include any assignment of rights in the deliverables. Accordingly, the consultant retains ownership. You are welcome to use the document without purchasing a licence, providing ...

Free software support agreement

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A free, short-form software support services agreement. The document may be used in relation to the provision of helpdesk-based support services for software. It is not intended to cover software maintenance services, or indeed any other software-related services. This document is substantially identical to our basic software support agreement, but with the edition of an SEQ legal credit, which under our licensing ...

Free software maintenance agreement

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This straightforward software maintenance agreement is identical to the our basic agreement, but as it is free-of-charge it does include a credit for SEQ legal which, under our licensing terms, you need to retain in the document. The agreement covers maintenance services by a software vendor in relation to software: that is, the supply of software upgrades and updates, and potentially the installation ...

Free non-exclusive distribution agreement

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A distributorship is a contractual arrangement whereby one business is permitted to market and sell the products of another business. Typically, a distributorship will be granted in respect of a particular market, often a geographically-defined market. As this is a non-exclusive distribution agreement, the grant of the distributorship does not preclude the supplier (or a third party appointed by the supplier) from distributing ...

Free IT support terms and conditions

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Under these terms and conditions, a business may contract to provide IT support services to customers. Those support services may include both hardware support and software support. In addition to the core support provisions, a clause is included which covers the supply of third party hardware and/or software to the customer. This is a B2B document, and should not be used in respect of ...

Free terms and conditions of sale via website (B2C)

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Under this free-to-use T&Cs template, a website operator may contract through the website to supply goods to consumers. The T&Cs have three main purposes. First, they set out the legal basis of the contract between the supplier and the customer. Second, they help mitigate risks to the supplier that arise out of that contract. Third, they help the supplier to comply ...

Free cleaning terms and conditions

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This is a free equivalent of our simple cleaning T&Cs template. The only difference between the two documents is that this one includes a textual credit/attribution; purchase the simple document if you would like to use the document without the credit/attribution. Although simple, the T&Cs are relatively flexible, and can be used to cover ongoing cleaning services jobs, as well as ...

Free commission agreement

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This version of our commission agreement is available free-of-charge, providing you retain the textual credit/attribution included with the document. Under this commission agreement, one party agrees to pay commission to the other party. That commission is payable in respect of each "trigger event" which occurs during the term of the agreement (or during some other defined period). A "base amount" is associated ...

Free manufacturing agreement

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This is a manufacturing agreement, under which the manufacturer is obligated to produce and supply products that are specified by the customer. Typically, a detailed product specification will be provided, and this may be incorporated into the agreement or supplied as and when required by the customer. In addition to the core manufacturing provisions, this agreement includes a schedule setting out the legal basis upon ...

Free delivery policy

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This free delivery policy has been designed for use in conjunction with our T&Cs of sale via website documents. The purpose of this document is to set out the detailed policies which a supplier of goods will follow when delivering goods that have been ordered from a website. The document covers methods of supply, times for dispatch / delivery, and so on. It may be ...

Free returns policy

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If you are selling goods online, and want to offer rights of return that go beyond those mandated by (English) law, then you can do so using this returns policy document. This free returns policy should be used in conjunction with one of our T&Cs of sale via a website documents. It can be used with the B2B, B2C or mixed version. Mandatory rights ...

Letter enclosing contract for signature

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Even today, contracts are regularly sent out by post for signature. This document may be used to create a covering letter for contracts sent out in this way. The letter assumes execution by signature, rather than execution as a deed. It also assumes that 2 copies of the contract are being sent, and that either: (i) both those copies have been signed by the sending ...

Letter terminating contract on notice

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This letter template is designed to assist in the production of a letter terminating a contract on notice, where there has not been a breach of contract or other particular event giving rise to the right of termination. Many - probably most - formal contracts allow one or both of the parties to terminate by giving the other a written notice of termination. This is sometimes referred ...

Letter giving notice to remedy breach

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Many contracts provide that, where a breach of contract is remediable, the breach will only give rise to a right of termination if the party not in breach has given the party in breach written notice requiring that the breach be remedied, and the party in breach has failed to remedy the breach within some defined period following the giving of the notice. This breach ...

Letter proposing amendments to draft contract

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This letter template is designed to assist in the production of a letter from one proposed contracting party to the other proposed party, suggesting amendments to a contract that is under negotiation. Three different forms of amendments are covered: additions, deletions and substitutions. The document also invites the recipient, in the event that the suggested amendments are agreed and there are no further amendments, to ...

Letter proposing variation of contract

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This letter template is designed to assist in the production of a letter from one contracting party to the other party, proposing a change or changes to a subsisting contract. Three different types of changes are catered for by the document: the deletion of contractual provisions, the addition of new contractual provisions, and the substitution of new contractual provisions for old ones. If you have ...

Letter terminating contract on insolvency

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This letter template is designed to assist in the production of a letter terminating a contract, where an insolvency or bankruptcy event has given rise to the right of termination. It is very common for contracts to allow a party to terminate where the other party becomes insolvent or bankrupt. In some cases, a contract may be terminated where the other party merely threatens to ...

Letter terminating contract on breach

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This letter template is designed to assist in the production of a letter terminating a contract, where a breach of contract has given rise to the right of termination. The termination (or attempted termination) of a contract upon breach may give rise to liability, and we therefore recommend that you take specialist legal advice before terminating (or attempting to terminate) a contract.

Non-solicitation agreement (unilateral)

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This is a unilateral non-solicitation agreement: all the non-solicitation obligations restrict the freedom of one party for the benefit of the other. The specific non-solicitation restrictions in the document include: (i) a prohibition on entering into contracts or other business dealings with relevant persons; (ii) a prohibition on employing or becoming the employee of relevant persons; (iii) a prohibition on forming a ...

Amendment agreement

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This simple template agreement may be used to amend an existing two party contract in circumstances where the amendment will take place with the written agreement of each of the parties. The types of amendment anticipated in this amendment agreement include: (i) the deletion of provisions from the original contract; (ii) the addition of provisions into the original contract; and (iii) the substitution of provisions ...

Delivery policy

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This delivery policy (or shipping policy) is meant to serve either as (i) guidance for customers so that they have a general idea of when to expect delivery of their goods, or (ii) a legally-binding contract placing obligations on the seller. It explains what the customer should do in the event of any issues with the delivery, including non-delivery and loss. Customers will ...

Returns policy

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Online vendors need to define the conditions in which they will accept returns from customers and refund payments. Online shoppers are more likely to purchase when they have the ability to return items. Some shoppers will review a merchant's returns policy before purchasing, and a fair returns policy increases the likelihood of a sale. Having a clear returns policy builds trust with potential customers. ...

Non-solicitation agreement (mutual)

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This is a straightforward non-solicitation agreement template. The template is designed to help businesses to protect their legitimate interests through contractual prohibitions restricting dealings with third parties. The restraints of trade doctrine can affect the enforceability of a non-solicitation agreement. Contractual provisions that amount to covenants in restraint of trade are prima facie unenforceable. They will usually only be enforced by the courts ...

Simple cleaning terms and conditions

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This template is a shorter and simpler version of our cleaning services terms and conditions. Like that document, it may be used for both contracts with consumers and contracts with businesses. However, it may be less suitable for contracts with larger businesses where more details is expected. Using this document, a cleaning services business may enter into contracts with customers for: (a) ongoing cleaning services; ( ...

Consultancy agreement (basic)

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Consulting services come in many forms and vary in complexity. This basic consultancy agreement is designed for consulting engagements that fall at the simpler end of the spectrum. Matters covered by this agreement include the provision of services, the amounts to be paid by the customer, payment terms, warranties and limitations of liability. The agreement also includes an optional licence permitting the customer to use ...

Consultancy terms and conditions (basic)

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This is our basic consultancy terms and conditions document. By lawyers' standards it is relatively short and it is designed to be easy to use, rather than bullet-proof. A statement of work template is included with the T&Cs, and in respect of each work engagement the consultant and the client should agree and execute a statement of work. The statement of work will ...

Confidentiality and non-solicitation agreement (mutual)

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This agreement template has been designed for the situation where two parties wish to impose both confidentiality and non-solicitation obligations upon each other. In other words, the confidentiality and non-solicitation obligations will be mutual. The confidentiality provisions may restrict not just the disclosure of confidential information, but also the manner of its use. Flexible definitions of "confidential information" are included, allowing for both ...

Gardening services terms and conditions

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These terms and conditions for the provision of gardening services are primarily intended to act as "standard terms of business". In other words, they may form the basis of all (or most) legal relationships between a gardening services business and its customers. With this goal in mind, the document is relatively flexible, and may cover one-off services contracts as well as ongoing relationships. The ...

Handyman services terms and conditions

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This document is designed to govern the legal relationship between a handyman (or, more likely, a company providing handyman services) and customers, including both business customers and domestic customers. A range of optional clauses are included in the document, covering such matters as services appointments, the supply of materials, the state of the customer's premises and the storage of supplier equipment. Accordingly, the template ...

Carpet fitting services terms and conditions

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This is a set of standard terms and conditions for a carpet fitting business. The T&Cs are drafted on the assumption that the carpet fitter will not be supplying the carpets to be fitted, although the carpet fitter may be supplying other materials, such as tacks, gripper sticks, door rods and underlay. The template may be used by businesses that serve the consumer market, ...

Electrical services terms and conditions

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This documents contains standard T&Cs for the provision of electrical services. In particular, it may be suitable for an electrician business. The document incorporates special provisions dealing with the services to be provided, the making and cancellation of appointments, requirements imposed on the service provider with respect to personnel, materials supplied by the service provider, the premises of the customer, obligations of the customer ...

Painting and decorating services terms and conditions

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This document is designed to be used by a painting and decorating business, as its standard terms and conditions for customers. It is suitable for use in relation to both business customers and consumers. It includes provisions covering the supply of paints, primers, wall coverings, treatments and other decorating materials by the supplier to the customer. This decorator terms and conditions documents is designed to ...

Plastering services terms and conditions

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This is our standard plasterer's T&Cs document. It is designed to cover indoor and outdoor plastering and rendering services, whether supplied to business customers, consumers or both. The plastering contract can easily be adapted to suit the particular circumstances of your business. Accompanying the plastering terms and conditions is a skeleton statement of work. This may be used to specify the particular details ...

Plumbing services terms and conditions

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These plumbers' terms and conditions are suitable for use in relation to a wide range of plumbing services, and can be used with business customers, consumers or both. They are designed to be flexible enough to cover one-off jobs or ongoing engagements. The plumbing contract terms include a wide range of protections for the service provider. For example, there are optional provisions to deal ...

Tiling services terms and conditions

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This document is a set of standard T&Cs of business for a tiler or tiling services business. It can be used in relation to business customers, both large and small, as well as domestic customers. A wide range of optional provisions are included in the document, allowing for easy adaptation. For example, the T&Cs include optional clauses in respect of the making and ...

Maintenance services terms and conditions

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This document is designed for use in respect of the maintenance of tangible items, such as equipment and hardware. It should not be used in respect of intangibles, such as software and data. With this document, you can create standard terms of business for a company (or sole trader) providing equipment or hardware maintenance services. The document is flexible, allowing for both B2B and B2C ...

Commission agreement

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This form of agreement is designed to be used to regulate the payment of commission by one contracting party to the other party. The obligation to pay commission may arise out of the provision of a service or some other act or event. For instance, it may arise out of the introduction of a customer. The second party is entitled to a percentage share calculated ...

Non-exclusive distribution agreement (standard)

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This is a standard-form non-exclusive distribution agreement. Under this agreement, the supplier grants to the distributor the right to distribute products in a particular marketplace. The grant is non-exclusive as the supplier may appoint others to distribute the products in the same marketplace, and may indeed itself act as a distributor within that marketplace. Terms and conditions of supply, setting out the ...

Exclusive distribution agreement (standard)

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This exclusive distribution agreement template may be used to regulate the relationship between a supplier of products on the one hand and a distributor of those products on the other. The distributors rights are granted in respect of a particular marketplace. The agreement assumes that the supplier (and third party distributors) will be excluded from distributing the products in that marketplace. See our non-exclusive ...

Digital store terms and conditions

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These terms and conditions are designed to cover the use of a digital store - that is, the use of a website that sells downloadable digital products. To be clear, this document does not cover the sale and licensing of digital products, as to which see our range of download terms and conditions. This document is suitable for use in relation to digital stores selling a ...

Graphic design terms and conditions

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This document contains terms and conditions for the provision of graphic design services. It has been drafted to take particular account of the interests of the services provider, and accordingly may be a good basis for preparing the standard terms of trading of a graphic design business. The document's treatment of intellectual property in the designer's work product is relatively flexible. The intellectual ...

Software support agreement (basic)

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This is a short-form software support services agreement template, designed with ease-of-use in mind. Although comparatively short, and optional service level agreement is included with the document as a schedule. This schedule may be used to provide detail about how the services will be provided. If you are looking for a more sophisticated document, please consider our standard and premium software support ...

Software maintenance agreement (basic)

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This short-form software maintenance agreement contains the core provisions from our standard maintenance agreement, but with few optional extras. It is intended to cover the provision of software updates and upgrades by a software vendor to customers. It may also be used to cover some related services, such as the installation of updates and upgrading services. It does not, however, cover general software support ...

Terms and conditions of supply (standard)

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Business-to-business supplies of physical goods are not so heavily regulated as supplies to consumers, but there still is a certain amount of legal interference in this sort of contract, for example in the Sale of Goods Acts. If you supply goods to a business without any written legal documentation some of the terms of the contract of supply may be uncertain while others ...

Writing services terms and conditions

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Many businesses engage external agencies to produce written works. For instance, web content and informational copy may be produced by such agencies. This terms and conditions template is designed to cover the provision of writing services by one business to another. (It is unsuitable for use in relation to B2C contracts.) One of the key issues with this sort of contract is the treatment of ...

Photography terms and conditions

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This is our terms and conditions of business template for photography contracts. It is designed for use by a photographer or business providing photographic services as its standard terms document from the provision of such services. It has been drafted to protect the interests of the photographer or photographic services business. It is suitable for use where the photographic services are being provided to businesses ...

Wedding photography terms and conditions

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These terms and conditions are specifically for wedding photographers and businesses providing wedding photography services. The document is based on our standard photography terms and conditions document, but with a number of changes to reflect the particular issues that arise out of wedding photography. Those particular issues include the possibility of there being two customers (ie the bride and the groom). The document allows for ...

Home tutoring terms and conditions

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This tutoring agreement template has been designed for businesses that provide training and tutoring to individuals at home or other consumers. If you will be supplying tutoring services to businesses rather than consumers, you should consider our B2B tutoring contract document. The terms of business include a provision allowing the service provider to cancel a teaching session where "personnel illness or shortage" makes the running ...

IT support terms and conditions (basic)

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This is the short-form version of our IT support services terms and conditions document, which is designed to cover the supply of third party hardware and software in addition to the core IT support services. This document is comparatively easy to use, but is not as flexible as the standard-form and long-form versions. A draft statement of work is included with the ...