Drafting and tailoring commercial agreements to your client's needs can take up valuable time in your already busy day. With its range of flexible and adaptable precedents, Drafting Commercial Agreements can help you to draw up agreements quickly and easily. Thorough and practical, the book is divided into three parts: Part 1 examines the basic rules, structure and construction of a commercial contract. Part 2 provides a guide to common commercial clauses, including those relating to exclusion and limitation. Included is a discrete chapter on how to draft a liquidated damages clause. Part 3 sets out and provides commentary on a range of commercial agreements. These are intended to cover those areas most commonly encountered in commercial practice and include agency, distribution, franchising, joint ventures and the sale and supply of goods. Model clauses and agreements are reproduced on a CD-ROM accompanying the book, allowing easy customisation and saving you time and money. The author, a leading commercial barrister with over 25 years' practice experience, provides invaluable hints on how to avoid common and less obvious mistakes.
Part 1 - Basic rules, structure and construction of a commercial contract: 1. The basic rules and structure of a commercial contract;
2. How a contract is construed - modern rules of construction; Part 2 - Commercial clauses: 3. Limitation and exclusion;
4. Liquidated damages;
5. Miscellaneous; Part 3 - Specific commercial agreements: 6. Agency including commercial agency;
'The range of flexible and adaptable precedents contained in this practical volume are designed to help you draw up agreements quickly and easily.' Phillip Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers
Stuart Cakebread has practised at the London Bar for more than 25 years. A barrister at Selborne Chambers, his primary fields of expertise are commercial, company and partnership, intellectual property, banking, and international arbitration and trade law. Stuart has extensive experience of advising, drafting and litigation and has appeared in many widely reported recent cases.