Month: March 2016

Simplest is Best

As the judge in Twintec v Volkerfitzpatrick said: As with so many things, the simplest solution is often the best When you next write a collateral warranty, construction contract or letter of intent, keep it simple. The survey of contract users reported in the 1995 Latham Report proposed that simple

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What Is Your Purpose for Your Letter of Intent?

The main problem for writers of letters of intent is that they don’t ask why the parties are using a letter of intent. You may not need a letter of intent at all. What’s Your Purpose? Is the purpose of your letter to … award the contract for the works

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Avoiding Disputes When Using Letters of Intent

There are three elements to avoiding and minimising disputes when you are using a letter of intent. Stepping stone The first is to recognise that a letter of intent is merely the first stage in the contract negotiation process. A letter of intent is a means to an end not

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How Can We Improve T&C?

The UK government needed your help. They wanted to know your bugbears about T&C, as well as your ideas for improvement. Although legislation (the Consumer Rights Act 2015) requires T&C to be fair and transparent, the law only allows consumers to challenge those that aren’t. It does not provide direct

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Shortest Ever Letter of Intent

Is this the shortest letter of intent you’ll ever need? Less than 500 words, although (admittedly) it is both sides of this bookmark! Find out how you can write and use a 500-word letter of intent in my book. You will learn about the four critical contents, how to avoid

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