Rewrite of cancellation clause

Rewrite of a cancellation clause from a buyer’s conditions

BEFORE: The original contract clause

13. Cancellation
The Company shall be entitled to cancel the Order in respect of all or part only of the Goods and/or the Services by giving notice to the Supplier at any time prior to delivery or performance, in which event the Company’s sole liability shall be to pay the Supplier a fair and reasonable price for the Goods or Services in progress at the time of cancellation, less the Supplier’s net saving of costs arising from cancellation.

AFTER: Sample rewrite (draft only – to be discussed with the writer)

The Buyer pays if it cancels its Order

13. Any time before delivery of the Goods or performance of the Services, the Buyer may cancel all or part of the Order.

14. If the Buyer cancels, it must pay the Seller:

14.1 a reasonable price for the Goods and Services in progress;
14.2 the Seller’s net savings from the cancellation.

Note: There is not just one way of rewriting. The above example is only a suggested solution. Different font, size, colour and wording might be more appropriate for your law firm. Partners For Law works as a team with the original writer to keep his or her intended meaning.