Devant Limited

Devant Limited The commercial contract experts - drafting, review and negotiation. Contact us and see how we can help you make the most of your businesss relationships.

Commercial contract experts. Providing contract review, drafting and negotiation services to SMEs. We believe that contracts should reflect the way you do business – how you sell and deliver your products or services, your company’s culture and your tactical and strategic objectives. They are a tool for managing your business relationships, and not just an ‘insurance policy’ in case things go wrong. So we don’t just deliver contracts; by helping you maintain good relationships with your contracting parties, we help you to maximise profit while managing risk. As business people ourselves, we’ve had to sign up to deals just like the ones we draft and negotiate on your behalf, so we know the challenges you face, first hand. Our consultants have ‘earned their stripes’ – not just in structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. They have also had to deliver against and manage contracts for complex projects from both buyer and seller perspectives. When you work with Devant, you’ll receive commercially focused contract support that generates good results for your bottom line.

Commercial contract experts. Providing contract review, drafting and negotiation services to SMEs. We believe that contracts should reflect the way you do business – how you sell and deliver your products or services, your company’s culture and your tactical and strategic objectives. They are a tool for managing your business relationships, and not just an ‘insurance policy’ in case things go wrong. So we don’t just deliver contracts; by helping you maintain good relationships with your contracting parties, we help you to maximise profit while managing risk. As business people ourselves, we’ve had to sign up to deals just like the ones we draft and negotiate on your behalf, so we know the challenges you face, first hand. Our consultants have ‘earned their stripes’ – not just in structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. They have also had to deliver against and manage contracts for complex projects from both buyer and seller perspectives. When you work with Devant, you’ll receive commercially focused contract support that generates good results for your bottom line.

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We are named after David Devant, one of the founders of the Magic Circle whose motto was "all done by kindness".  Find o...
17/02/2019

We are named after David Devant, one of the founders of the Magic Circle whose motto was "all done by kindness".

Find out more about Devant here:-

http://ow.ly/EmJd50lsMTD

#kindnessday

We'll help you uncover what's hiding in the small print. Let us review your next commercial contract http://ow.ly/t5eA30...
31/01/2019

We'll help you uncover what's hiding in the small print. Let us review your next commercial contract http://ow.ly/t5eA30nwB1U #contractreview

New Year Resolutions are often a struggle to maintain but with us by your side we can help you achieve your #GDPR goals ...
09/01/2019

New Year Resolutions are often a struggle to maintain but with us by your side we can help you achieve your #GDPR goals in your business. Take a look at our tailored packages for SMEs: http://ow.ly/cu8x30nf8ro #dataprotection

03/01/2019

Happy New Year!
We hope that 2019 brings you happiness and success in whatever you wish for.

27/11/2018
ICO fines Uber £385,000 over data protection failings

The ICO has fined Uber £385,000 under #DataProtectionAct1998 for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a #cyberattack between Oct-Nov 2016. The #databreach was reported by the media 12 months later!
Under the GDPR a business would need to report this type of personal data breach within 72hrs. Have you tested your data breach reporting processes yet? http://ow.ly/ny9W30mLNYT

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined ride sharing company Uber £385,000 for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack.

Focus on the key terms of your business sale early on to save time (and therefore money) later by creating Heads of Term...
19/11/2018

Focus on the key terms of your business sale early on to save time (and therefore money) later by creating Heads of Terms. Find out what they should include and how they can help you get the deal you want: http://ow.ly/vyBH30mE9Jy #BusinessSale VitalSix

Would you like to create tailored contracts quickly and easily? Speak to us about our contract automation service - http...
14/11/2018
Contracting Efficiency

Would you like to create tailored contracts quickly and easily? Speak to us about our contract automation service - http://ow.ly/RO9F30mBg3b

Contracting Efficiency Develop your commercial capability. Create tailored contracts quickly and easily. Contract faster for happier clients. Cut the cost of contracting You

Happy #WordlKindnessDay. Devant is named after David Devant, Magic Circle founder, who became famous for his catch phras...
13/11/2018

Happy #WordlKindnessDay. Devant is named after David Devant, Magic Circle founder, who became famous for his catch phrase “All done by kindness”. Perfect for us! Find out more: http://ow.ly/AipV30mBfSK

09/11/2018

What commercial contracts can we help your business with? Take your pick: http://ow.ly/R94v30mwKcY #contracts #negotiation

08/11/2018

Q&A: Can you draft legally binding contracts for us? Yes! We are contractually competent with many years experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. And you don’t need to get our work ‘checked out’ or ‘approved’ by a solicitor before you use it! #HelpingSMEs

07/11/2018

Business deals stressing you out? Speak to our consultants who can help reduce the stress of your business negotiations and deals. They'll create great contracts which will develop your business relationships! #NationalStressAwarenessDay

Let's be clear on how NDAs should be used. Take a look at our blog for the top 4 ways: http://ow.ly/dCkF30mwJUM #NDAs
07/11/2018
The Top 4 Ways to Use NDAs

Let's be clear on how NDAs should be used. Take a look at our blog for the top 4 ways: http://ow.ly/dCkF30mwJUM #NDAs

If contract law can ever be considered to be the shining star in a sordid s*x scandal, the recent allegations surrounding the 45th US President, Donald Trump and adult film actress ‘Stormy Daniels’ are probably as close as it’s ever likely to get. Most commercial managers and

Do you do business in America? Then it's time to re-evaluate your agreements as the privacy shield won't provide the pro...
22/10/2018

Do you do business in America? Then it's time to re-evaluate your agreements as the privacy shield won't provide the protection you may need. Find out more in our blog: http://ow.ly/ljGN30mjYQt #dataprotection

04/10/2018

Client testimonial, what our clients say about our GDPR Analysis Workshop: "I would recommend any business who is holding personal customer data to engage in Devant's GDPR workshop. It’s money well spent and gets straight down to identifying what’s necessary. Thank you Devant!" #dataprotection #testimonial

03/10/2018
GDPR Packages

We have packages for #SMEs that can get you on the right track to #GDPR compliance. Starting with a data map and action plan for your business. Take a look http://ow.ly/mljN30m4SP5

GDPR Packages to Protect your Data and Clients The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has overhauled how businesses can process and handle personal data. Working with organisations of all sizes and across various industries, Devant has created three GDPR packages to help you with your data pr...

25/09/2018
GDPR Packages

Talk to us about your #GDPR challenges. We can guide you through the confusion and provide you with a comprehensive suite of tailored documents: http://ow.ly/JGLa30lUH5c

GDPR Packages to Protect your Data and Clients The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has overhauled how businesses can process and handle personal data. Working with organisations of all sizes and across various industries, Devant has created three GDPR packages to help you with your data pr...

Why do contracts exist in business? We hear some businesses think they are not needed and an email is sufficient. Don't ...
24/09/2018
Why Do Contracts Exist in Business?

Why do contracts exist in business? We hear some businesses think they are not needed and an email is sufficient. Don't become complacent: http://ow.ly/G4dS30lUHo1 #Relationships #Contracts

Whilst you’ve been drawing up a contract with a business partner, have you ever got to a point where you just stop and think, “do I really need to be going through all of this, wouldn’t an email be sufficient?” Hopefully, you have lots of healthy

No magnolia please! There's no such thing as a 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to #GDPR compliance. Here's wh...
21/09/2018

No magnolia please! There's no such thing as a 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to #GDPR compliance. Here's why: http://ow.ly/zGMw30lUGxz

18/09/2018

Let us share our enthusiasm for commercial contracts with you. You'll see they can be fun! http://ow.ly/jeY930lRB6J #businessrelationships

05/09/2018
Contracts We Can Help You With

We are the alternative to a firm of solicitors creating commercial contracts for your ambitious business. Take a look at the wide range of contracts we can help you with: http://ow.ly/DYxx30lGNV9 #contracts #SMEs

Contracts for your Business Devant's contract consultants draft, review and negotiate many different kinds of contracts and agreements. Some of those are listed here. We've been writing and working with business contracts for many years. Whatever your product, service or business relationship, we ca...

Are you in a dispute over a contract? Litigation is not always the answer, we explain other solutions: http://ow.ly/FzoD...
04/09/2018
The Pitfalls of Litigation and Counter-claims

Are you in a dispute over a contract? Litigation is not always the answer, we explain other solutions: http://ow.ly/FzoD30lFn23 #BusinessContracts

Have you ever been involved in a dispute over a contract? Even if you've never been to court, chances are you will have had issues that can be tracked back to a contractual dispute, whether it be as a business owner, employee or in your personal

GDPR, still unsure where you are with compliance or or where to start? Get yourself a data journey map and tailored acti...
18/08/2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR, still unsure where you are with compliance or or where to start? Get yourself a data journey map and tailored action plan in our Analysis Workshop: http://ow.ly/5URS30lqCY4 #GDPR #dataprotection

The General Data Protection Regulation is here! Are you compliant? In May 2018, your business became subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), whether you were ready or not! The consequences of not complying properly are significant. As you’ll know, at Devant we’re not fans

Be careful what you write in your email negotiations, they could become a contract! http://ow.ly/9O1a30lqCsY #negotiatio...
16/08/2018
Have Your Email ‘Negotiations’ Accidentally Become a Contract?

Be careful what you write in your email negotiations, they could become a contract! http://ow.ly/9O1a30lqCsY #negotiations

Even in the smallest businesses, we all do at least some of our negotiating by email. Sometimes it’s quite informal and with people you know. Other times it might be more formal and considered – perhaps you even have a process for engaging new business? Whatever

Non-disclosure agreements - not a barrier to reporting unlawful activity. Find out why your business may need an #NDA: h...
21/06/2018
Is it bad to keep secrets?

Non-disclosure agreements - not a barrier to reporting unlawful activity. Find out why your business may need an #NDA: http://ow.ly/o1am30kB3ga #nondisclosure

If contract law can ever be considered to be the shining star in a sordid s*x scandal, the recent allegations surrounding the 45th US President, Donald Trump and adult film actress ‘Stormy Daniels’ are probably as close as it’s ever likely to get. Most commercial managers and

Talking about our GDPR Analysis Workshop, Stephanie said "It’s money worth spent and gets straight down to identifying w...
13/04/2018
Worried about complying with GDPR? Take a deep dive into your business to uncover the way forward!

Talking about our GDPR Analysis Workshop, Stephanie said "It’s money worth spent and gets straight down to identifying what’s necessary." http://ow.ly/oN0w30jpsKK

I am often amazed at the capacity of our brain, the amount of “stuff” that it retains, how it recalls it and how it is able to able to consider endless possibilities with that “stuff”. During the GDPR readiness workshops I've run with many of our SME clients, they've shown that they hold mas...

Are you thinking of selling your business? Take our quiz to find out if you're ready to invite prospective buyers in for...
12/04/2018
Are you thinking of selling your business? Try our fun quiz to see if you’re ready to get started, or if there is still a bit of work to do!

Are you thinking of selling your business? Take our quiz to find out if you're ready to invite prospective buyers in for a tour or if you have some work to do first. http://ow.ly/JDSy30jpqtO #BusinessSale

Are you thinking of selling your business? Try our fun quiz to see if you’re ready to get started, or if there is still a bit of work to do! What happens in your business when you go on holiday? I don’t know – I haven’t had a holiday since I started this thing! Not a lot. It all grinds to a ...

Let us take you on a deep dive into your business to prepare for GDPR. Starting with unravelling your #DataMapping: http...
11/04/2018

Let us take you on a deep dive into your business to prepare for GDPR. Starting with unravelling your #DataMapping: http://ow.ly/MuuC30jpryQ #GDPRCompliance Vistage UK

Do you face challenges when it comes to reviewing or amending contracts and statements of work? Learn how to remove ambi...
10/04/2018
Reviewing, Understanding and Amending Commercial Contracts and Statements of Work

Do you face challenges when it comes to reviewing or amending contracts and statements of work? Learn how to remove ambiguity, understand legal language and create clarity in your commercial contracts on our interactive workshop: http://ow.ly/w9de30jptSt IACCM #contractmanagement

Today’s businesses rely on clearly understood commercial relationships. Good commercial contracts help the business manage its risks and maximise opportunities. Those within your organisation who are responsible for reviewing, understanding and amending these agreements face many challenges: Contr...

Considering selling your business? We can get you a great outcome worth celebrating! How we can help you every step of t...
10/04/2018
Selling your company

Considering selling your business? We can get you a great outcome worth celebrating! How we can help you every step of the way: http://ow.ly/PWKH30jpqbS #BusinessSale

Ready to sell your own company? Seeking to purchase a thriving business? Devant has supported clients with company sales and purchases since 2010. In this time we’ve done big deals and little ones, complex deals and simple ones, international deals and UK ones. Our consultants understand what make...

Discover how to review, amend your contracts and statements of work. IACCM endorsed workshops for commercial teams. http...
06/04/2018
Reviewing, Understanding and Amending Commercial Contracts and Statements of Work

Discover how to review, amend your contracts and statements of work. IACCM endorsed workshops for commercial teams. http://ow.ly/dBs830je4J1 #contractmanagement

Today’s businesses rely on clearly understood commercial relationships. Good commercial contracts help the business manage its risks and maximise opportunities. Those within your organisation who are responsible for reviewing, understanding and amending these agreements face many challenges: Contr...

Being a good negotiator is NOT enough to get your contract signed. Here's our tips to help you avoid going back to the n...
05/04/2018

Being a good negotiator is NOT enough to get your contract signed. Here's our tips to help you avoid going back to the negotiation starting line or failing to finish at all! http://ow.ly/OJHL30je4f6 #NegotiationTips

After attending our GDPR Analysis Workshop: "Fraser did a great job in assessing our needs, highlighting the risks, iden...
04/04/2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

After attending our GDPR Analysis Workshop: "Fraser did a great job in assessing our needs, highlighting the risks, identifying appropriate solutions which we can implement." http://ow.ly/tkGw30je3vD #GDPRready

The General Data Protection Regulation is coming! Are you ready? In May 2018, your business will become subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), whether you’re ready or not! The consequences of not preparing properly are significant. As you’ll know, at Devant we’re not fans

You need to dive deep into #GDPR to be compliant AND demonstrate it! Here's how: http://ow.ly/sRdP30jdVap #GDPRComplianc...
03/04/2018

You need to dive deep into #GDPR to be compliant AND demonstrate it! Here's how: http://ow.ly/sRdP30jdVap #GDPRCompliance ISMS.online

Contracts don’t always require written words or signatures to be binding. Could you have created a contract through emai...
19/03/2018
Have Your Email ‘Negotiations’ Accidentally Become a Contract?

Contracts don’t always require written words or signatures to be binding. Could you have created a contract through email 'negotiations'? Find out: http://ow.ly/gyu830j1N1m #NegotiationTips #ClearContracts

Even in the smallest businesses, we all do at least some of our negotiating by email. Sometimes it’s quite informal and with people you know. Other times it might be more formal and considered – perhaps you even have a process for engaging new business? Whatever

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General information

DEVANT specialises in commercial contract training, review and negotiation. We have supported hundreds of businesses in drafting and negotiating contracts with a variety of blue-chip clients, suppliers and partners including Vodafone, HP, ABN Amro, Thomson Reuters, HSBC, Canal+, PwC, Rentokil Initial and Logica.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30

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