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What do we look for when we vet your contract?

The SoA advisory team reviews thousands of contracts sent in by members each year for confidential, clause-by-clause contract vetting. But what does this mean in practice? And how can you get the maximum benefit? We look at what’s in it… The contracts we see are for anything from book and TV deals to festival appearances


A bad clause in a contract is not just about bad or poor terms. Vagueness and ambiguity can be a problem too and often cause difficulties at a later stage. Clarifiers are the terms that make the contract more transparent and easier to understand. The Society of Authors lobbies for clarity in contracts through our CREATOR campaign