Commercial Settlement Agreement Template (Scotland)

This commercial settlement agreement template sets out the terms on which parties can agree to resolve a dispute about an area of the commercial relationship or contract they have entered into. Read more
Legislation GB-SCT
Topics Updated by a lawyer: 25 Jun 2024

What is a commercial settlement agreement template?

Agreement to settle a dispute: A commercial settlement agreement template is a contract between two parties where a dispute has arisen about an area of the commercial relationship or contract they have entered into. A settlement agreement can come into question, for example, where payment of an invoice is overdue and the debtor disputes the payment. The agreement sets out the terms on which the parties can agree to resolve the issue, usually for a sum of money less than what is owed or what the value of the dispute actually is.

Why should I settle a dispute with this commercial settlement agreement template?

Save money: A settlement agreement template is usually offered and viewed as an alternative method of dispute resolution to pursuing a claim in court, and costs both parties involved substantially less in legal fees to arrange (unless they can’t agree on the terms!)

Increase your chances: You should not use this settlement agreement template if you want to pursue a claim in court (or some other legal remedy), but note that it will shed good light in the eyes of the court on the party that is open to an agreement before taking things to court.

Time-efficiency: Resolving commercial disputes through traditional legal channels can be an incredibly time-consuming process. Court proceedings, hearings, and trials can stretch on for months or even years. In contrast, opting for a commercial settlement agreement template allows parties to expedite the resolution process. With pre-defined clauses and straightforward customisation options, you can reach a settlement agreement swiftly, saving valuable time and resources that can be better invested in your business.

How does Docue’s commercial settlement agreement template work?

Top-notch technology: With Docue’s high-quality template, you can create a valid settlement agreement easily and quickly in just a few clicks. The intuitive tick-box and text-box options streamline the entire experience, ensuring that you cover all necessary details.

Extensive model clauses: Our dynamic commercial settlement agreement template covers, among other things, the following matters:

  • Settlement sum & other settlement terms
  • Waiver of claims
  • Agreement not to take legal action
  • Warranties and authority
  • Indemnities
  • No admission
  • Confidentiality
  • General terms typically included in Scottish templates

Created by lawyers: Our model clauses are drafted and maintained by lawyers. If you wish, you can always edit our model clauses according to your preferences or write your own clauses.

When should this template not be used?

Not for employment-related settlements: This commercial settlement agreement template is specifically designed for resolving disputes within business-to-business relationships and commercial transactions.

Note: Please note that this commercial settlement agreement template should not be used by unincorporated businesses or consumers, as the liability exposure and legal rights those categories of parties have are different to incorporated businesses.

Why Docue?

Quick and simple to use: With Docue, you can create your own commercial settlement agreement template in no time. This commercial settlement agreement template includes model clauses designed by qualified lawyers to help you draft the contract yourself and tailor it to your needs.

Full contract process: Once you have created a contract that is tailored to your circumstances using the commercial settlement agreement template, you can send the contract to the other party for e-signing. In addition to collecting signatures electronically, you can store the agreement in Docue’s storage vault to ensure you always have quick and easy access to your contracts in one place.

Transparent pricing: At Docue, we believe in providing transparent and cost-effective pricing options for our services. We understand that affordability is a key consideration for businesses of all sizes. That's why we offer competitive and transparent pricing plans tailored to meet your specific needs. With our pricing structure, you have the flexibility to choose a plan that aligns with your budget and requirements. We provide clear and upfront information about our pricing tiers, ensuring there are no hidden fees or unpleasant surprises along the way!

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Tags: commercial settlement agreement template, commercial settlement agreement, settlement agreement for commercial disputes

Legislation GB-SCT
Topics Updated by a lawyer: 25 Jun 2024

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