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Do client contracts make good business sense?
  1. Nick Openshaw

    Nick Openshaw is a solicitor specialising in business and commercial matters for veterinary surgeons. He is a founding member of xlsis.com, an alliance of experts in various aspects of the law.

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VETERINARY surgeons are comparatively lightly regulated and may still feel able to conduct business with their clients in a relatively relaxed and informal way. For a number of other professionals this is no longer an option, and it may not be too long before veterinary practices consider making contracts between themselves and their clients more explicit. Here, Nick Openshaw explains the benefits of setting out in writing the terms and conditions under which a practice will offer services to its clients.

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