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Brexit and our templates

15 Apr 2019
Posted in Other

One of the functions of commercial contracts is to provide business with a degree of certainty about the future. What widgets will be supplied? When will the customer pay? What will happen if the supplier does this, or the customer does that? Uncertainty is inherent in predictions about the future, but the Brexit process has […]

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A low-cost legal document preparation service

31 Oct 2018
Posted in Other

SEQ Legal was set up 10 years ago. Its purpose was to help small businesses, especially IT and internet businesses, to deal with day-to-day legal and contractual issues: drafting standard T&Cs, avoiding compliance pitfalls and negotiating with their own customers and suppliers alike. Within its first year, the SEQ Legal business began to offer two […]

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Cyber security policy templates as small business tools

31 Aug 2018
Posted in Data Protection Law, Other

For this post, I interviewed cyber security expert Emma Osborn of OCSRC Ltd. Emma has recently produced a range of template cyber security documents in collaboration with SEQ Legal (available on Docular and Website Contracts), and in this post we explore the function of these documents in the context of small and medium-sized businesses. Q. […]

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New legal document packs

13 Jul 2018
Posted in Other

Due to popular demand and/or customer complaining, we have recently introduced a large number of new legal document packs on Website Contracts. The packs are particularly useful if you need lots of documents, or if you need different elements from different documents, if you’re not sure exactly which documents you need, or if you just […]

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The controller / processor distinction under the GDPR

19 Mar 2018
Posted in Other

One of the first steps in any effective GDPR compliance program is to establish the extent to which the subject organisation is a data controller with respect to personal data, and the extent to which it is a data processor. This distinction is fundamental. The legal obligations that apply in relation to controllers are quite […]

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Legal document generator

10 Apr 2015
Posted in Other

EDIT: the first version of the software is now available (including lots of free documents) here: https://docular.net. I’ve been working for the past 2 years on a web-based software system to store contract text and legal drafting knowledge in a modular fashion, and to make the production of legal templates and documents based on that […]

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Internet marketing for lawyers: good, bad or ugly?

03 Jul 2012
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In the good old days of legal practice, effective marketing meant being good at your job, and once in a while taking clients out for long, expensive and boozy lunches. That, at least, is what a senior partner at an international law firm once told me. Those days, if not entirely mythical, are long gone. […]

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101 ways to NOT get sued

25 Jun 2012
Posted in Other

Legal action can be catastrophic for a start-up or SME. When you add up lawyers’ fees, court fees, damages and lost management time, the loser can be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of pounds of losses, sometimes more.  Even if you win, the victory may be pyrrhic – for you if not for […]

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5 contract negotiation tactics to avoid

11 May 2012
Posted in Contract Law, Other

The success of most contract negotiation processes can be measured by: the quality of the resulting contract, in terms of faithfulness to the parties’ intentions, proportionality, certainty and clarity; the length of the process and the costs incurred during the process; and the resulting attitudes of each party with respect to the contractual documentation and, […]

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Using insurance to reduce website-related risks

29 Mar 2011
Posted in Litigation, Other

When should a business seek to insure the risks that may arise out of the ownership and operation of a website? There is no simple answer, but in general terms a good insurance policy is a good way of managing the risks of any business venture. Creating a website is relatively simple; however the legal […]

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