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The legal industry has been in the long run since it is first introduced in Greece and Rome time and it is proven will continue to rise in the future in line with the advancement of technology. The market for legal services is evolving. Throughout the years, a number of factors have contributed to this transition, including the growth of in-house legal teams, technological advancement, globalization, and the emergence of non-traditional legal service providers. Since this industry’s primary service is to help clients with different legal circumstances, hence why it requires high-skilled and qualified people to be in the industry.

There are crucial governing functions served by the legal industry. Firstly, states aim to regulate the behavior of people and institutions through legal systems in order to bring social and economic policies to better outcomes. Secondly, the law establishes and distributes control power, responsibility, and authority to the government entities as well as between the people and the states, defining the government structure. Lastly, it is required by the legal industry to offer the constitutional and substantive law resources in order to encourage responsibility, resolve conflicts amicably, and alter the norms.

A law firm’s main function is to counsel its clients whether it is individual clients or businesses, on their legal obligations and rights as well as represent them in criminal or civil lawsuits, and other situations where the clients need legal counsel from a law firm. Usually, a law firm’s service comes with a form of contract and one of it that we are going to focus on is the standard form of contract. 

What is the Standard Form of Contract?

The standard form of contract is the agreement in a fine printed form, that uses non-negotiated clauses that are pre-standardized and contain a lot of terms and conditions. This form of contract is usually signed by parties of different strengths. One where the conditions are set by the superior party with greater bargaining power and the smaller party will not be given the chance to negotiate unless with very few exceptions. Either party may choose to sign the contract or not. Life insurance policy contracts and contracts for home monitoring systems are the most often circumstances that used standard form agreements. These are also known as ‘take it or leave it contracts’ or contracts of adhesion. 

The Advantages of Standard Form of Contract

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This standard form of a contract has a lower cost transaction as it removes the need for customized contracts for different tenders and the requirement to negotiate the numerous intricacies of a contract for each utilized good or service resulting in a faster bidding process.

Moreover, every time a contract is made, the same terms and conditions are used. As a result, people can easily become familiar with the T&Cs of typical contracts in their sector, thanks to the standard form of contract. As time goes by, so does people’s faith and confidence in the contract’s provision. Less room for deviating from the contract’s terms is the result of the consistency that this contract has. It forbids employers from altering the contract in any way without notifying the other clients first.