Contracting is broken

Sabotaged processes!
Shocking risk-dumping!
Staggering variability!

One third of UK construction projects start without a contract. Disputes are stoked by contract errors or lack of understanding and usability. Construction legal spend is double the norm.

It doesn't have to be like this... we can make it simpler.
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Simple construction contracts safeguard your business

Construction is crammed with complex contracts - but it doesn’t have to be that way...
Introducing the 500-word contract

Using 25 years' experience, Sarah will smooth your processes, simplify your content and shape success... all built on a firm foundation of trust


“Sarah will help you understand a complex world in simple terms.”

Thomas Lindner, Building Information Strategy, Holden River Consultants



“[What] Sarah taught us has given the team the confidence to ensure that our contracts work well for all parties involved.”

Amy Dacres-Dixon, Associate, D2E


“Sarah limited my liability and … [I now] attract more work at higher fees.”

Kevin Shone, Chartered Architectural Technologist

Others may tell you that 'contracts are about legals'
but really they're for doing the deal.

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Don’t just sign on the dotted line

Clients we've worked with

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Simple contracts enhance trust

A simple contract manages expectations and leaves no room for nasties hiding in the small print.

Simple contracts avoid disputes

A simple contract is easy to read and understand – giving you and your clients confidence.

Simple contracts safeguard your business

A simple contract is a roadmap for the parties, without making you bet your business on a project.