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Abridged Contract (Small Projects)

Abridged Contract (Small Projects)

The Abridged Client Agreement provides a detailed set of Terms and Conditions for designers and decorators working on smaller projects such as decorating, styling and limited scope interior design.

For projects involving construction, external contractors/trades and collaborations with other disciplines, we recommend the Comprehensive Client Agreement.


The Client Agreement is an important document to set and manage client expectations. Not only will these terms and conditions help to protect you from potential legal issues during the project, they are also a critical means to set clear boundaries with the clients, right from the outset.


Composed in “Plain English”, specifically with designer professionals in mind, this Client Agreement is easy for both the business owner and client to understand. When incorporated with a solid Scope Of Work and a comprehensive Fee Estimate, these terms will form an integral part of a professional Design Proposal.


These terms cover the key areas of a client relationship, including:


  • General Disclaimers
  • Your Responsibilities as a Designer
  • Timings
  • Procurement
  • Variations
  • Photography
  • Confidentiality
  • Payment Terms
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Termination of Contract


Included in the purchase price is a 1 hour consultation with Sharon Givoni Legal to assign the license, answer questions and provide advice on how to best apply the Client Agreement to your business.


Please read the Terms & Conditions here before purchasing and using the Client Agreement.

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  • More Information

    A client agreement is the foundation of your business, setting out the rights and obligations of all involved and gives both you and your client the confidence in the process.

    The Design Coach founder director of MR MITCHELL, Andrew Mitchell brings a wealth of understanding of the unique needs and complexities of the industry, and his valuable experiences ensure that the Client Agreement Package are sensitive to the commercial realities as a designer.

    Sharon Givoni is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer who has worked with many interior designers over the years, and fully understands the challenges and common issues that arise.

  • Legal Obligations

    There are legal rights and obligations for both the interior designer and the client. For this reason, it is crucial that designers have an agreement signed before commencing a new brief. Clearly outlining the relationship in this way protects both parties and gives certainty throughout the process.

    A well-written agreement will not only provide you with legal protection but will also help manage your client’s expectations.

  • What does the Client Agreement Cover?

    The Client Agreement will cover all key areas of a client relationship, including:

    • Obligations of your clients
    • Payment and late payment
    • Scope of services
    • Damage to property
    • Limitation of your liability
    • Intellectual property ownership
    • Confidentiality
    • Term and termination
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