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Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, 5th Edition


Author: Mark Anderson, Victor Warner
ISBN13: 9781526517241
Published: February 2023
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback

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Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts is for anyone who needs to understand, negotiate, or draft commercial contracts. The 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, remove metadata and sensitive information, and to secure documents
  • Drafting and legal issues when contracting with consumers

Fully updated to take account of important court decisions regarding the interpretation of contracts and changes in consumer legislation, the fifth edition also includes:

  • New chapters on termination of contracts and dealing with disputes
  • New material on administering existing contracts and modern methods of executing documents (eg DocuSign)
  • New and updated examples of contract drafting techniques
  • Additional definitions of legal terms used in contracts

It is essential reading for commercial lawyers, contract managers, in-house lawyers, lawyers in private practice, LPC course tutors, and law and business students.

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
Chapter 11: Terminating Contracts
Chapter 12: Dealing with disputes
Appendix: Sample Agreements


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