I've been asked for a copy of my T&Cs for the first time ever, I don't actually have any. Does anyone have an example?

For the first time ever I've been asked to supply T&Cs for my graphic design studio. I've never needed to come up with a firm set before, I was just going to Google a standard set and see if they sounded any good. Does anyone have any advice on what to cover? How detailed are yours if you have any?

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  • @John McGarvey Thanks John I'll have a look through, good to hear you found the contract killer useful too.
  • @ɐɹoᗡ ɐuu∀ ˥ I mention things like that instead of hidden charges when I'm quoting - more as a safety me for me than anything else, good to include in the T&C's, thanks
  • Years ago I created and shared my own contract for freelance copywriters. I've generally had fairly good feedback on it: https://www.procopywriters.co.uk/resources-for-copywriters/

    It includes T&Cs for things like changes, deadlines, copyright, cancellation, liability, etc. (I never had it checked by a lawyer, but also never had any issues with it.)

    I used Andy Clarke's contract killer (also mentioned on this thread) as a starting point, then tailored it, aiming for plain language throughout.
  • Hi Tony,

    On top of what been said / showed particularly for design contract I do include a bit that includes the amount of changes allowed in the budget and highlight that if I need to spend more time on amends I will charge more. Not a fan of hidden charges and so but clients can be very nasty by 'oh I'm just curious to see this and this'. Hope it helps!
  • Terms of business can be a part of your contract, the killer contract by Andy Clarke is a great place to start - https://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/projects/contract-killer/
    It's tailored to digital projects but can easily be edited for design projects.
    (Stuff and Nonsense have some other resources too)
  • @Tony Clarkson sorry for the typos in my previous message, nothing I am using seems to work properly. My graphic designer friend got back to me and said he doesn't have a contract but follows email trails. I would strongly suggest against this. Even the biggest clients can act uncouthly. A contract in place is binding and a way of security for you as leverage, if an unfortunate situation arised where a client wasn't to pay you. You are definitely going about things in the right way. Wishing you well.
  • Hi Tony, looks like it's time to get one. Try www.rocketlwayer.com you need to highlight whether your client is a sole trader, individua, company etc. You should be able to save or download the document the omit/change accordingly. www.lawdepot.co.uk I am trying to get my friend to send me his so that I can pass on to you but he has yet to see my message. If in doubt use google, especially if you need one drawn up ASAP. Hope this helps in some way. Wishing you the best.

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