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This Practice Note looks at the main legal and commercial issues when engaging a third party to design and build a new website.
Scope of work and specification
Testing and acceptance
Website compliance rules
Websites can range from simple HTML plain-text sites to complex internet applications, social network services and business platforms. Consumers expect modern websites to be sophisticated, interactive, functional, and responsive—features which web developers and web designers must factor into the planning and development process.
Website development agencies usually employ both developers and designers to handle projects from start to finish. It is not uncommon, however, for developers or designers to work independently on a freelance basis—either outsourced by agencies or contracted directly to customers. This means that customers may not always engage with one agency, but several developers/designers independently at various stages of development projects. In any case, it is important to understand the role and purpose of each specialist discipline throughout the development process including the type of work carried out respectively.
For template agreements, see Precedents:
Website development agreement—short form
Website development agreement—long form
Website designers deal with the graphical, navigational and technical design of the website. They create the design output that serves as the basis for the
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This Practice Note considers the law governing the procedural law of arbitration proceedings (the curial law or lex arbitri) and how it is determined under the law of England and Wales (England and English are used as convenient shorthand).The procedural law of the arbitral proceedingsThe procedural
Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
The principles of the notarial act are that it is:•an act of the notary and not of the parties named in the document•a record of a fact, event or transaction•in the form of a document, notwithstanding the form of the underlying document, fact, event or transactionThe purpose of the notarial act is
Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009 (CTA 2009) is a specific corporation tax regime that applies exclusively to the gains and losses of intangible fixed assets. Note, however, that certain intangible fixed assets are excluded from the regime, see Practice Note: Excluded intangible fixed
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