Why You Need A Lawyer For Your Event Management Business

Why You Need A Lawyer For Your Event Management Business

We act for a fair few people and businesses involved in the entertainment business and event professionals.

We appreciate and understand why and how the relationships in these industries that exist work on an informal networking and trust basis.

This means that in a lot of cases, deals are done on a handshake.

Big deals sometimes, important deals resulting in equally important and big events.

Until there is a problem that is.

Then the lawyers are called in.

Then we get phone calls from the people involved saying he said this and she said that and the two versions of what was agreed as not close to what either thought things are actually we supposed to be.

The first thing we then ask for is the contract – something in writing.

Unfortunately at this point of time there is either enormous commercial compromise involved financially or else it is the starting point for litigation and mounting legal expenses when the contract doesn’t exist in writing or worse still is unclear.

Event management contracts, written ones are therefore sensible documents to have in place.

Big money justifies them.

Good relations demand parties are clear and upfront with each other regarding what is part of the deal and what isn’t.

Why You Need A Lawyer For Your Event Management Business

Here are some things that at a bare minimum should be in every event management contract and why you need a lawyer to be involved;

  1. The parties legal identities
  2. What services each are providing
  3. What resources each are providing
  4. Where and when these are being provided
  5. How long the agreement is for
  6. What fees are involved
  7. Any deposits
  8. When are fees payable
  9. What about cancellation
  10. Site management
  11. Insurance
  12. OH and S issues
  13. Access issues
  14. Traffic management
  15. Licensing issues
  16. Security issues
  17. Merchandising
  18. Venue liaison
  19. Termination
  20. Dispute resolution

Why You Need A Lawyer For Your Event Management Business

Why You Need A Lawyer For Your Event Management Business

Contact Paul Ippolito on 9528 0235 or by emailing him to discuss your entertainment industry or event management legal needs.

We have two handy offices in the Sutherland Shire and the lower North Shore.

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