Contracts, disputes

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Contracts, disputes
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Contracts, disputes - overview

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Business contracts
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Business contracts - overview

Although a business contract does not have to be in writing, it makes sense to have a clear, written agreement wherever possible.

Dispute resolution
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Dispute resolution - overview

Effective dispute resolution before litigation helps minimise the costs and damage to relationships that can arise from commercial disputes.

Going to court
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Going to court - overview

Any kind of lawsuit can be stressful, expensive and time-consuming. Understanding the best way to deal with a dispute can help reduce problems.

Debt recovery
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Debt recovery - overview

An effective approach to chasing up late payments helps boost cashflow and reduce the risk of overdue payments turning into bad debts.

IP disputes
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IP disputes - overview

Intellectual property disputes can arise when other businesses infringe your IP, or take action against you for infringing their rights.

FAQs

Alternative dispute resolution FAQs

Agents and distributors can be a great way to market your products, however there are risks and it's important to have a proper agreement in place.

Being sued
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Being sued

Accidents, mistakes and misunderstandings can happen in any business - and you can end up facing a legal claim. How to handle things if you're sued.

Woman on phone looking worried - Commercial disputes FAQs
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Commercial disputes FAQs

Involved in a commercial dispute? Unsure how to resolve it or what happens next if you someone threatens to sue you? Read our practical FAQs.

Debt recovery
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Debt recovery

Most businesses experience some problems getting paid on time - but unpaid debts can cause serious cash flow issues. We explain your options.

FAQs

Debt recovery FAQs

Would you know what approach to use if a customer had not paid you what they owed you? These FAQs answer the key debt recovery questions.

Domain name disputes FAQs
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Domain name disputes FAQs

Domain names are an important part of your brand and intellectual property. Proper protection can help you avoid a domain name dispute.

Interest on late payments
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Interest on late payments

Avoid cash flow problems and encourage your customers to pay on time by charging interest on late payments. Our guide to your rights.

Suing
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Suing

If you can't sort out a business dispute peacefully, you may have to resort to legal action. Our guide to the key steps and considerations.

Using mobile phone at airport - Overseas customers – getting paid
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Overseas customers – getting paid

Selling to overseas customers can be good for growth, but the risk of non-payment is higher. Find out what steps you can take to ensure you get paid.

A-Z glossary of key credit terms
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A-Z glossary of key credit terms

Financial transactions can be full of jargon and technical language. Make sure you understand any credit agreement with this glossary.

Invoicing files in a cabinet - getting paid – trading terms.
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Getting paid - trading terms

Inadequate trading terms can you don't get paid. Minimise bad debts by setting out clear terms of trade and make customers are aware of them.

Late payment interest calculator
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Late payment interest calculator

All businesses have the right to claim interest on late payments. This briefing explains your rights and the process for claiming interest.

Collecting debts - checklist
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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

Credit control
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Credit control

Credit control helps you optimise your cash flow and avoid late payment or non-payment. Read our guide to setting up a credit control system.