Posted by Kirsten Gibbs Last updated 1st February 2019 reading time
We tend to think of bespoke and off the peg as very much an either/or option. Not just in clothes.
It’s easy to find standard legal agreements on the internet that you can download for a few pounds, and even easier to find a lawyer who will answer your question about cost with a sharp intake of breath and “well, it depends – every case is different you see”.
We professionals can get hung up on the ‘case by case basis’ that defines us as professional and look on any level of standardisation with disdain.
I believe there are needs for the ‘tailored off the peg’ that are currently unmet, that if embraced would benefit both buyer and seller.
For example, I could buy a standard franchise agreement based on given parameters, then review it with a quaified lawyer to ensure it is up to date and covers all my specific needs. I could even buy an annual review service to make sure it stays up to date.
This isn’t just more affordable for me, its also easier for the professional to deliver, without becoming mechanical or boring for the lawyer.
Between ‘high-touch’ bespoke and ‘no-touch’ off-the-peg, there is up to date experience, built on a tried and tested standard – ‘the best touch’, if we’re open to looking for it.