Month: July 2016

Choosing Model Form MF/4

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 post outlines some of the aspects you need to consider when choosing MF/4 as part of your contract strategy.

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Choosing IChemE Silver Book

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

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How to Get Paid

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 Before you agree to enter into a contract with a client, you should check out whether

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Bare Minimum for a Contract

There are five legal essentials for a contract in English law: Offer: a promise to do something Acceptance: a nod, handshake, email or other action which accepts that offer (it has to be a ‘yes‘ (or ‘hell, yes‘) rather than a ‘yes, but…‘) Consideration: price, exchanged services or anything of

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8 Habits of Highly Defective Contracts

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

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Using Letters of Intent Successfully

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

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