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

Lucy Folley, Brentwood

Legal contracts for outsourcing agreements

Outsourcing work can have many advantages for a business - perhaps to reduce your costs, get in a specialist, free-up management time or even create a bit more office space. Whatever your reasons, it's vital you get expert legal advice to help draw up the contract.

Outsourcing contracts

You’ll need to have a robust contract in place with your suppliers which covers all the necessary issues including pinning down some of the more abstract areas.  Your contract should cover:

  • services to be provided 
  • quality standards
  • price
  • staffing
  • what happens at the end of the contractual period
  • managing handover from one supplier to another, to make sure that standards are maintained during the changeover period
  • any detailed legal and regulatory requirements which may apply, for example in the public sector.

Our expertise

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. You can also 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 employment law, commercial property, litigation and business finance

Here are some cases that we’ve worked on recently:

  • major supermarket - an outsourced supplier renewing a service provision agreement
  • chain of casinos - acted for the service provider in negotiating the agreement for the production and distribution of online and print marketing materials 
  • national professional body to outsource its accounting and finance function. 

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