Commercial contracts

2018 business trends … data is a key theme

As another year is upon us, we look at the areas most likely to impact businesses in 2018. There are many aspects to consider, many buzzwords and new technologies but the overwhelming theme is data, the gathering of data, and the protection of any data you hold and process, and of course the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The gig is up!

In just a few short years, gig economy companies (GECs) such as Uber, Deliveroo and Airbnb have become part of the fabric of modern life, using large numbers of individuals engaged on self-employed contracts to provide services to us all with just a few taps of our smart phones.

Manufacturing out of contract – whose terms are you contracting on?

A contract for the manufacture of goods has recently expired, but what happens if to continue to receive orders? Manufacturing contracts are often entered into for a fixed period of time (often referred to as the “term” of the agreement). Whilst it helps to deal with what happens after the term of the contract, for example either automatically extending the contract into a “run-off” period, or even a provision that states the parties will review the situation, it is not always the case.
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