Mind your Ts & Cs

‘Legal Briefing’

Building on the previous articles in this series looking at key legal issues which doctors need to consider when starting up a healthcare business, Simon Lee now turns to the contractual terms and conditions.

Lawyer reading legal contract agreement disclaimer with magnifying glass, person in elegant business suit reading document.

A number of people have noted that legal terms and conditions on websites and in mobile apps play a key role in what has been called ‘the biggest lie on the internet’.

Let’s be honest here. How many of us, when faced with what looks like 300 pages of legal jargon that stand in our way, have simply ticked the box which reads ‘I confirm that I have read and accept these terms and conditions’, hoping that they didn’t contain anything too nasty?