If you’re outsourcing any of your operations, you’ll need to have a robust contract in place.

There are lots of reasons why you might be considering outsourcing something that until now you’ve always done in house. You could be looking to reduce your costs or to place your work in the hands of specialists. Or maybe you want to free up management time or even just create a bit more office space. Whatever your drivers are for looking at outsourcing, you’ll want to have an experienced legal team on your side to help draw up the contract so there are no nasty surprises down the line.

Key issues when outsourcing

You’ll need to have a robust contract in place with your suppliers which covers all the necessary issues including

  • Services to be provided 
  • Quality standards
  • Price
  • Staffing
  • What happens at the end of the contractual period?

You’ll also need to take particular care when a contract is changing from one supplier to another, to make sure that standards are maintained during the changeover period. Fortunately, we can help with all of this – and more!

How we can help

Our commercial team are experienced in all aspects of business law, so they’re the ideal people to help you sort out your outsourcing contracts. When you come to us for help with outsourcing, we’ll listen carefully to what you need and gain an understanding of what you want to achieve. Then we’ll use our considerable experience of outsourcing to support and advise you through the whole process.

How we work

You can be assured of a comprehensive and joined-up service with Tees. Our commercial team can call on the expertise of colleagues across our organisation, for example in the employment team, so we’ll be able to deal with any issues that arise. We’ll talk to you in plain English – and any documents that we draft for you will also be easy to understand and practical to apply. Also, all our business customers have a solicitor, so you’ll always know who to call if you need to talk to us.

Recent cases

We’ve worked with lots of different businesses over the years, but these are some cases that we’ve worked on recently

  • We acted for an outsource supplier renewing a service provision agreement with a major supermarket 
  • We acted for the service provider in negotiating and finalising agreement for the outsourcing of production and distribution of online and print marketing materials for a nationally recognised chain of casinos 
  • We worked with a national professional body in the outsourcing of its accounting and finance function 
  • We can also advise on the detailed legal and regulatory requirements which often apply to outsourcing in the public sector.

What to do next

Outsourcing can have many advantages for your business. Give us a call for a confidential discussion and let’s talk about how we can make sure it works for you.

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