Following my recent webinar for the IChemE Special Interest Group, I ended up debating the relative merits of the IChemE Professional Services Contract (Short Form, 2015) and the IET/IMechE MF/4. This blog outlines some of the aspects you need to consider when choosing MF/4 as part of your ...
Following my recent webinar for the IChemE Special Interest Group, I was asked to comment on their new Professional Services Contract (Short Form, 2015). The IChemE PSC Short Form was published to provide the IChemE's members with a 'standard form' consultancy agreement for services of a "relatively low contract price ...
If you want to get paid on time, without deductions, then you need to take a strategic approach during all three key stages of contract inception, contract creation and contract operation. Plan for It: Contract Inception Before you agree to enter into a contract with a client, you should check out whether ...
Stephen R Covey’s 7 Habits are principles to help you become highly effective. There are astonishing parallels with my specialist area of law - contracts. In brief, the first six of the 7 habits can be summarised as “make and keep a promise” and “involve others and work out a solution ...
To make letters of intent really work for you, you need a fast but fool-proof process. There are two critical stages: what you do before you send a letter of intent and what you do after. Before You Send It You should check whether the letter of intent you need to send ...
Which? (a lobbying organisation) has started a campaign to end baffling terms and conditions. They want to make it simple to know what you are signing up for. In October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act requires terms to be fair, transparent and prominent. Transparent and prominent respectively mean: expressed in ...
On alternate Thursdays, Sarah Schutte of Schutte Consulting and I are holding blab debates about various issues in construction. This debate discusses the relative merits of the two most popular standard forms in the UK Construction Industry. This blab covers: the role of collaboration ...
On alternate Thursdays, Sarah Schutte of Schutte Consulting and I are holding blab debates about various issues in construction. Our first debate discussed whether a letter of intent was better than 'no contract'. This blab covers: the requirements for a contract, the critical contents for a workable legally binding letter ...