Falling foul of the small print


Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

*By PETER GROSE & MATT GILBERT, Lester Aldridge Solicitors, Bournemouth, Tel: 01202 786161* As a care business owner or manager, you should be aware that your organisation will be bound by the terms of whatever contracts you enter into. The courts have made it clear over recent years that they will not look sympathetically at attempts by businesses to wriggle out of contracts they have entered into (as opposed to consumers who are often able to claim that terms are unenforcable because they are unfair or have not been properly pointed out to them). It is therefore very important to be aware of all the terms and conditions that will apply to your contracts. Terms can be incorporated by reference to other documents, for example suppliers will often state “please ask for a copy of our terms and conditions”. Unfortunately, contracts are not exciting to read and are unlikely to be a priority in your busy schedule. A lot is therefore often taken on trust, and you will generally assume that suppliers do not have





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