Thanks to our extensive experience in the logistics sector (see our Warehousing and Transport pages), our specialist logistics lawyers regularly advise on contracts ranging from industry standard storage conditions to bespoke agreements with detailed KPIs and SLAs.
Our depth of expertise means we understand what is commercially significant and what is not, including key considerations such as:
- What rights of lien will you have over the goods to be stored?
- What degree of flexibility is required in the KPIs to account for normal variation in service levels?
- Will TUPE regulations apply and what steps should be taken to mitigate or avoid any consequential liabilities
- What timescales does information need to be provided in so that the KPIs can be achieved?
- What rights of termination should be included? How much notice is required to allow you to find alternative work if the contract is lost, or should the contract be for a fixed term?
- Where services are to be provided at the customer’s premises, what IT systems will be used and who will be responsible for any corruption of data, what equipment will you supply, who will bear the cost of this and what will happen to it at the end of the contract?
- What assumptions about business volumes are your prices and any investment based on and what safeguards are required if the assumptions turn out to be incorrect?
- Is the contract to be exclusive or can the customer use other providers of logistics services?
- What limitations or exclusions of liability should apply