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The clock is ticking on the introduction of the new Unfair Contract laws June 02, 2016

Just like consumers, small businesses are vulnerable to unfair terms in standard form contracts imposed on them by other, often larger, organisations. In some cases, small businesses cannot afford legal representation or do not understand what they are signing. In other cases, they are unable to negotiate amendments to a contract because they lack the leverage that is necessary to


The importance of Software Evaluation Agreements May 08, 2016

Many software vendors release their software to potential customers as part of a free trial or evaluation. In the process of doing so, it is easy to forget about the importance of having the potential customer sign up to a software licence agreement. 

Some vendors believe that because the software is only being used as part of a free trial, a software licence agreement ...

Why a Heads of Agreement is better than nothing April 11, 2016

A Heads of Agreement, like a Letter of Intent or Memorandum of Understanding is typically a preliminary document that sets out the broad parameters of the deal that is to be negotiated. Frequently, these preliminary documents are non-binding, or are partly binding - that is, only some of the clauses are legally binding. 

The benefits of having a Heads of Agreement in place (as op


How software developers can deal with scope creep April 10, 2016

We act for many software developer clients. Often the first time we hear from a software developer is when they contact us to inform us of a "scope creep" dispute. 

Scope Creep

Scope creep is almost inevitable in a waterfall model software development project because it is not until the software is delivered that a client will think about change


Website launch! January 04, 2016

Welcome to DocuStream! After months of hard work our website is now up and running. We hope you find our site valuable and informative. Please let us know if you have any questions about DocuStream.