A perfect agreement should have balanced application of both the ingredients.
A well drafted agreement can be summarised with the following IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTIC INGREDIENTS
Straight & small sentences
Whereas, the BARE MINIMUM mandatory LEGAL INGREDIENTS of an agreement to make it valid should be as below :
An intention to enter into legal relations
An offer & acceptance of the offer
Certainty with scope of work/services and obligations
Parameter to check performance
Place of Supply /Performace
Dispute & Settlement remedy
Completion Module & Documentation
The aforesaid combination of "characteristic ingredients" & "legal ingredients" is often felt to be necessary . Especially, when it comes to tackle & defend a dispute, arising out of breach of condition(s) of an agreement , during an arbitration proceeding.
by Anand Mishra, Advocate, Founder AMLEGALS
( The author is a leading advocate and handling cases in Tribunals & High Courts of India . He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more please refer www.amlegals.com )