Client Contract or Terms and Conditions?

We get this question a lot
“What’s the difference between a client contract and client terms and conditions?”. The answer is they’re the exact same thing. 
A client contract or client T&Cs should both cover the same legal bases, because, at the end of the day, their purpose is to govern the relationship between you, your business and the client!
A client contract refers to a bespoke agreement that your client will be physically or digitally signing.
T&Cs are what we use here at Jamieson Law. You don’t necessarily have to get the client to sign the contract. You can attach them to your quote for work, and you can have them check a ‘tick’ box to agree to the terms, or get the potential client to respond to the email confirming the go-ahead. That’s what we do here at Jamieson Law. 
Both documents are ‘client contracts’. It doesn’t make a difference what one you use, as long as it is suitable for your business and your clients.
If you’re an e-commerce business, you can also combine your website terms with your client terms to make things a little bit simpler for you and your clients. The fewer documents the better. It makes life easier for both parties.
If you’d like us to help you with your T&Cs or Client Contract, please get in touch or book one of our free legal advice calls where we can talk you through what you need to have included within them!
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