If the contract is only partly written or the terms of the work are set out in a number of separate documents, such as: emails, quotes, specification lists and discussion notes etc, it is to your benefit to make sure that any formal agreement you are being asked to sign refers to or incorporates those documents. This is especially necessary, where the contract contains a term to the effect that the formal document is the ‘entire agreement’.
Articles in this section
- Should I Keep a copy?
- Should I negotiate the contract?
- Should I get advice before I approve a contract?
- Should all contracts be in plain English?
- What should you do where there is supporting documentation?
- When is a written contract is essential?
- What are the Risks of not having a written contract?
- What are the Benefits of a Written Contract?
- Should all contracts be in writing?
- What is a Contract?