The section 1 statement is the basis of all employment relationships and it is highly unusual that significant change arises in the law to affect this. However, in 2020 this is exactly what happened. With the return to more normal patterns of working, now...
Agreements, Contracts & IP
Draw on our expertise to put in place the agreements and contracts that will properly protect the assets and trading position of your business.
Your business comprises a whole series of relationships, including those with your customers, suppliers, bank and those between shareholders or business partners. All these should be covered by formal contractual agreements. It is essential that such documents accurately reflect the intentions of the parties and provide adequate protection when required to do so.
With many business negotiations currently being conducted informally, at pace and by email, read our latest blog on some key issues to consider: Can you create a contract by email?
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Independently recognised by Legal 500 with a team described as 'excellent'.
'As a whole, Harrowells have a commercial understanding that other firms don’t tend to have'. Referee recommendation quoted in Legal 500
We have lots of practical experience of drafting or reviewing key contractual documentation including:
- Terms and conditions
- Shareholder or partnership agreements
- Distribution, franchise and agency agreements
- Loan agreements and personal guarantees
- Other aspects of company documentation
In addition, many businesses don’t realise that their intellectual property (IP) may be one of their most valuable assets and should be protected by way of agreements relating to IP ownership, transfer and licensing.
Read Matt Rowley's latest topical article on issues to watch out for when moving into online 'distance selling'
Our business lawyers can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.