Month: August 2016

What Is A Condition Precedent?

A condition precedent is a clause or term which one party MUST comply with before it is entitled to other rights or remedies. It’s like a contract bouncer – if you don’t have the right code then you don’t get in. Examples The UK standard forms contain a selection of

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Write Your Contract: In Just 500 Words

Many years ago, I sat in Ed’s diner at Euston Station (London) waiting for my train. I was chatting to my sister and she challenged me to write a contract in just 500 words. In a rash moment I agreed, and being a woman of my word, I had to

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Hope is not a Contract Strategy

One of the key problems with contracts is knowing how and when to use them effectively. This decision should be part of a clear contract strategy. Even if you don’t have a mature contract strategy [read more], any strategy is better than hope! As fellow speaker and internet marketing expert,

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Choosing Model Form MF/1

One of my favourite standard forms is MF/1 the IET Model Form of Contract for the design, supply and installation of electrical, electronic and mechanical plant. It is clear, logically ordered and user-friendly. [It used to be printed on pink paper but that’s not why I like it] This blog

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