Contract Advice and Support

Our solicitors have been helping businesses draft, manage and enforce corporate contracts since 1995.

We make sure that we understand what you are trying to achieve first and draft a document that suits you. We will explain everything in plain English, drafting complex documents that structure the correct deal and negotiate the best possible solution. If we think you need guidance to avoid making a bad deal, we will say so.

If you need industry-recognised lawyers for corporate advice, get in touch below or book a free assessment.

Client Testimonial

“I contacted Briffa as I needed help with some contracts. They were really helpful. They advised me on the process of the contract which helped me understand more about it. I would definitely go to them for any future purposes and I would also recommend others to go to Briffa.”

– Jordy Houns, Client

What can we do for you?

Business can be tough but this is particularly so if partners, fellow directors, or shareholders don’t agree on a certain approach or strategy. Putting in place a mechanism to deal with such disputes is often the key to commercial success and these kinds of conversations need to happen throughout the lifespan of a business.

As a team of experienced and well-regarded lawyers, we have advised on many types of contracts. We can assist you with:

  • Business contracts
  • Directors’ duties
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Investment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Licensing, sponsorship, or merchandising agreements
  • Agency or distribution contracts
  • E-commerce contracts

Why Choose Briffa?

We’re a specialist law firm recommended by the Legal500

We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs before any fixed fee quotes are given

We have offices in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, plus a global network of associates

We offer an industry leading service with short turnaround times and business-focused advice

FAQs

What is a corporate contract?

A corporate contract is any agreement that outlines an offer, acceptance of the offer and the set of promises and considerations which must be fulfilled in order to satisfy the contractual relationship.

Does a contract need to be in writing?

Not necessarily. A verbal agreement is still enforceable as a contract assuming the conditions of offer, acceptance, promises and considerations were met, and both parties have entered into the contract fairly.

It is best practice, especially in business, to have contracts in writing. This mitigates the risk of either party having a different recollection of the agreement and the associated risks of leaving the details to be consigned to memory alone.

What might invalidate a contract?

Whilst courts usually recognise contracts to be valid and enforceable assuming both parties fairly agreed upon the terms beforehand, there are circumstances under which a court can deem a contract to be invalid. these include (but are not limited to):

  • Mistakes – There are 3 types of mistake which can nullify a contract or cause it to be reassessed: common, mutual and unilateral. This can get complicated, (but don’t worry, that’s where we come in) essentially when a contract is drawn up which includes a mistake such as in the agreed amount of compensation or in the possibility of the completion of the agreement at all, there is potential for the terms of the contract to become invalidated. The outcome of this may be that a contract is found to be void, or it could be reverted to a previous version, amongst several other remedies depending on the situation.
  • Misrepresentation – This can also fall into one of 3 categories, innocent, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation. This is where one party misrepresents the terms of a contract with one of the varying degrees of prior knowledge about the truthfulness of their statements. This could include selling a product where the seller didn’t know it was faulty (innocent) or making claims one party knows to be false in order to get the other to enter into a contract, such as the structural integrity of a property or financial situation of a business (negligent/fraudulent).

These can not only cause a contract to become invalidated, but depending on which criteria is met (such as outline above) a court could also order damages to be paid to one party in the event of financial losses incurred by entering into the contracted agreement.

Can I keep the terms of my contracts confidential?

Contracts often include very sensitive information, which could be harmful to your business if it falls into the wrong hands. We can help protect your confidential information and keep your valuable information safe by advising and guiding you through the process of employing non-disclosure agreements.

Key Contacts for Corporate Contracts

Our lovely team of intellectual property specialists are always on hand with expert advice. We’re here to bring creative solutions to the problems you’re facing, big or small. Find the key contacts for this area below, or follow the link to meet the rest of the team.

 

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