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Contract Law

It all starts with a given word. Two or more parties make an agreement, and then have to stick to it. An agreement is an agreement.

But what exactly has been agreed with the landlord, with the tenant, with the contractor, with the seller of your car, with your bank, with the insurer, with the travel agency, with the plumber…? Then what was said is no longer enough and the agreements must be evidenced by a text, in which they are written down precisely. We call that a contract.


Drawing up a contract

Drafting a contract is not always so easy, because everything has to be provided for in it, and the law has to be taken into account. You cannot make a contract that is not allowed by law, or with terms that are not possible under the law. As long as everything goes well, none of this matters much. But that is not how the world works. So it comes down to writing a good contract, and this is best entrusted to a professional, your lawyer, who knows from experience what problems may arise and how they can be anticipated and accommodated in a good contract.


What if your contractor does not get done in time, what if your car or your fridge breaks down, what if the tenant’s dogs bite the doors in the house, what if the heating fails or the roof leaks, what if your monthly mortgage payment cannot be paid on time, what if you rented a quiet flat for your holiday and it turns out to be a yard…..? Then it is important to check what is included in the contract. Many people do not understand exactly what is written in a contract. Your lawyer can then read over the contract and see what can happen based on what is written and what is provided in the law. An attempt can then be made to reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties.


When it fails to reach a mutually beneficial settlement, the lawyer may also take other measures. A mediator may then be appointed or proceedings may be initiated if necessary. In cases of urgency, the lawyer may file for summary proceedings. An interlocutory injunction requires the court to impose urgent measures within a few days, thus avoiding greater damage.

Better prevention than cure

Our lawyers assume that drafting a good contract or reviewing a proposed contract is preferable: better prevention than cure, and in this we can provide perfect advice at a very accessible rate. But if problems arise, your lawyers are there to provide a solution based on their knowledge and experience, in or out of court, to limit the damage and guarantee the maximum result.

Good advice: your lawyer.