Avoiding disputes in your business

Posted: Monday, 12 October 2009 @ 09:00

Unfortunately business owners are often so keen to secure a sale or start working on a big project that they fail to get all the paperwork in place.

Disputes in business can happen for many reasons, but so often they blow up because those involved have a different opinion on what was agreed. You know the situation – you’ve had some work done or purchased a piece of equipment and you’re not happy with what you’ve received. You scrabble around for the paperwork but there isn't any paperwork; or the paperwork does not record what you thought had been agreed; or there is a reference to standard terms and conditions that you have never seen.

So what is the position where the written agreement/contract says one thing, but you believe that you agreed something different?

Read the full Avoiding Contract Disputes article and remember to record everything, be fair and get the paperwork right for every deal you do in the future.

You don't want someone like me having to pick up the pieces and try to recover your loses, do you?

Nigel Musgrove
Dispute resolution solicitor 

Blog by Nigel Musgrove
Nigel has been providing dispute resolution advice as a solicitor for over 35 years. As well as advising SMEs and business owners on disputes he also offers a specialist licensing law service. View profile
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Thank you. Your response is great, very straight to the point! Hopefully this will bring an end to the matter. I will certainly be recommending your services as I am very impressed with the prompt dealing of this matter.
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