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    • Twelve

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      What is the most efficient process to develop a services agreement?

      Question submitted 13/07/21 @ 11:46am

      We're a small business start-up, specialising in conference and event management. We are services-based. What is the most efficient process to develop a services agreement based on what we do e.g. should we start from an online sourced template and then have a lawyer review it or start with a conversation with a lawyer who can develop their own template to fit? Thanks.

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        • Twelve

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          Reply submitted 13/07/21 @ 11:46am

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          Thank you Rachel, and for sharing the links to templates.

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      • Averill Dickson

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        Reply submitted 13/07/21 @ 11:46am

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        Yes I agree with Rachel. Start with a (good quality) online template first, read it and have a think about how it fits your business, then have a chat to a lawyer about any tailoring you might need.

        If you want to do any of your own drafting, I’d recommend limiting this to commercial aspects (e.g. a description of your services, charges, payment terms) – if you think any of the legal content needs tweaking, a good lawyer will have a “bank” of additional/alternative clauses that they can usually drop in more efficiently that a non-legal person is able to, and is also better placed to consider how changes to one part of a document might have flow-on changes to other parts.

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        • Twelve

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          Reply submitted 13/07/21 @ 11:46am

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          Thank you Averill, that is valuable advice. Rachel shared the link to your online templates so we’ll have a look at that as a starting point.

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