Almost everything we buy, rent, borrow, enter into or sell requires a contract.

Sounds overwhelming, doesn’t it?

Well the good news is that it doesn’t need to be.

When you understand the nature of contracts they can prove the opposite of daunting. In fact, when constructed correctly they can become the difference between protected rights and lost hopes.

Much like relationships, contracts require an appreciation of the parties bargaining, not to mention acknowledgement of the benefits at stake, so before signing a document you don’t fully understand, prudence suggests you seek the counsel of those skilled enough to appraise it, as your failure to do so can result in lengthy and expensive litigation.

“When a document containing contractual terms is signed, then, in the absence of fraud, or, I will add, misrepresentation, the party signing it is bound, and it is wholly immaterial whether he has read the document or not.”

L’Estrange v Graucob

Which is why we relish the opportunity to review your legal position equipped with the knowledge that contracts frequently touch upon other legal fields that quickly negate positive obligations that might otherwise serve you well.

With that in mind, if the agreement you just entered into has since lapsed into controversy, or you would simply like to know exactly what you’re walking into, speak to BLACK LETTER LAW before you take another step.