125: Protecting Yourself Legally from the Next Disaster, with Girija Patel
As an industry in 2020, we had some pretty major legal issues. With events being delayed, we all had to look back at our contracts and wonder:
- Are we able to keep all of the deposits?
- What other money are we entitled to?
- Can we charge more for postponing the weddings?
- How do we protect ourselves from this in the future?
It was chaos, and we don’t want it to happen again. Girija Patel tells us how to tighten up.
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