The recent weekend was a significant one: my partner celebrated his 50th birthday and we celebrated 25 years since I asked him to marry me. We got engaged on a rollercoaster (one of the rickety wooden ones) in Blackpool, but this edition of the Dotted Line is not about rollercoasters. ...
On Palm Sunday a good friend of mine, Joy Marsden, died suddenly after a very short illness. She was President of the Professional Speaking Association (I had the privilege to become a Fellow during her tenure). She was also a client. You can learn a great deal about someone’s values ...
Once upon a time, I read that the (historical) reason for the length of contracts was because lawyers were paid by the inch – so it was in a lawyer’s financial interests to use three words when one would do [read more]. Surely modern contracts shouldn’t still be ...
On this day in 1930 the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora changed their names to Istanbul and Ankara. I can never hear Constantinople without humming a song by They Might be Giants... Read the full edition here » Not sure wisdom is the right title ...
Do you ever stop to think about the emotional impact your contract creates on the recipient? During the festive break, my mum died and I have been bombarded with decisions, contracts, legal jargon and paperwork to read and sign... all at a time when I am already an emotional wreck. ...
In January there is a rash of articles explaining how the construction industry will do things differently in 2019. Most of them will be talk without action. So here’s my handy guide to reading between the lines of those promises... Read the full edition here » If we want ...