Alasdair Taylor, Author at SEQ Legal

Everything you need to know about video game EULAs

19 Jun 2019
Posted in Information Technology Law

An end user licence agreement (EULA) is a legal document setting out the basis upon which a person may use software. In this post, I look at the EULA-related issues affecting video game developers and publishers. The focus is on smaller and newer businesses, but much of the discussion is relevant to established businesses too. […]

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Notes on the legal status of website terms and conditions

18 Jun 2019
Posted in Contract Law, Internet Law

Sometimes, there will be a contractual relationship between a website operator and a website user; other times, there will not. Where there is no contractual relationship, legal notices can still have legal effects. For instance, licences of intellectual property rights and disclaimers of liability may be legally effective where there is no contract. Moreover, statutory […]

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Brexit and our templates

15 Apr 2019
Posted in Other

One of the functions of commercial contracts is to provide business with a degree of certainty about the future. What widgets will be supplied? When will the customer pay? What will happen if the supplier does this, or the customer does that? Uncertainty is inherent in predictions about the future, but the Brexit process has […]

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Is this document 100 per cent legal?

22 Dec 2018
Posted in Contract Law, Data Protection Law

Clients who are new to legal documentation and may be unfamiliar with the operation of commercial law will sometimes tell me that they want a document that is “100 per cent legal” or similar. However, it is usually not possible to guarantee absolute legality and it may not be even be desirable. It all depends […]

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A low-cost legal document preparation service

31 Oct 2018
Posted in Other

SEQ Legal was set up 10 years ago. Its purpose was to help small businesses, especially IT and internet businesses, to deal with day-to-day legal and contractual issues: drafting standard T&Cs, avoiding compliance pitfalls and negotiating with their own customers and suppliers alike. Within its first year, the SEQ Legal business began to offer two […]

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Intra-group data sharing agreements: the ingredients

28 Sep 2018
Posted in Data Protection Law

Corporate groups usually share data, including personal data. The sharing of personal data is regulated under UK and EU data protection law (ie the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018), and in many cases sharing will not be lawful without an appropriate framework in place. For SMEs, that framework will usually take the form […]

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Cyber security policy templates as small business tools

31 Aug 2018
Posted in Data Protection Law, Other

For this post, I interviewed cyber security expert Emma Osborn of OCSRC Ltd. Emma has recently produced a range of template cyber security documents in collaboration with SEQ Legal (available on Docular and Website Contracts), and in this post we explore the function of these documents in the context of small and medium-sized businesses. Q. […]

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Consulting contracts: doing it yourself

25 Jul 2018
Posted in Commercial Law

You’ve quit your job to set up as a consultant; you’ve got yourself an office, a new laptop and a new suit; best of all, you’ve shaken hands on your first project. The client asks for your T&Cs, but you have none. What are the options? In increasing order of cost, you could: grab a […]

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New legal document packs

13 Jul 2018
Posted in Other

Due to popular demand and/or customer complaining, we have recently introduced a large number of new legal document packs on Website Contracts. The packs are particularly useful if you need lots of documents, or if you need different elements from different documents, if you’re not sure exactly which documents you need, or if you just […]

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How I approach cloud contracts negotiations

01 Jul 2018
Posted in Contract Law

I’ve been negotiating the legal aspects cloud service contracts for over 15 years. In most negotiations, I represent an SME vendor selling to a corporate customer. In this post, I highlight the principles that inform my approach these negotiations. There won’t be much here of interest to experienced negotiators, but if you are new to […]

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