Ervin Hall has helped numerous clients in Hampshire with their terms and conditions. Many had one thing in common – their terms and conditions didn’t end up doing everything they thought they did.

Whether your terms and conditions have been put together internally, or have been legally drafted, they need to be reviewed periodically to make certain they remain fit for purpose.

Terms and conditions for small businesses – critical points revealed

There are a few fundamental things to consider:

  • Obligations – Is it clear from your contract or engagement agreement what goods or services you are supposed to provide and when you are committed to do so? Do your obligations depend on information or material being supplied by your customer or client? What do you do if that doesn’t happen? If matters are delayed or prevented for reasons outside of your control, what should you do?
  • Payment – How much should be paid and when? What action can you take against late payment; can you cease work and claim interest or debt collection costs?
  • Liability – Does your contract limit liability for losses that the customer or client may suffer? You can limit liability for any type of claim except for death and personal injury. It’s sensible to do this to help protect yourself against excessive claims if things go wrong.
  • Duration of contract and termination – If one party wants to end the contract what do they have to do? How much notice is required?

As a small business owner in Hampshire, how can you guarantee your terms and conditions are fit for purpose? Ervin Hall is an expert in formulating terms and conditions for small businesses. We can review your key documents with ease, ensuring they are comprehensive and suitable for your business. To arrange a meeting, contact 07919 164 500 or email

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