Month: September 2017

The Dotted Line: Can this really be just 500 words?

I am reading Business for Punks whose author suggests you live your brand. So this newsletter is in 500 words (max). Ready? Read the full edition here » If you’d like to receive The Dotted Line directly to your email inbox every second Thursday, simply enter your details here.

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The blame game

Dy Lynda Shaw in her book Your Brain is Boss says: So often we do not see or hear accurately what someone is trying to communicate, because we get the gist and fill in the gaps according to our own experience and perception so far. You may recognise some of

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The Dotted Line: Contract madness!

This first newsletter of autumn reviews posts from the last 12 months and focuses on consultant appointments ie contracts with external specialists (not employees). Read the full edition here » If you’d like to receive The Dotted Line directly to your email inbox every second Thursday, simply enter your details

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Fool-proof contracts

Good advice when creating contracts: You can draft a contract with the aim of making it either fool-proof (by drafting it in simple terms) or rogue-proof (by drafting complex, detailed terms), but not both This comes from a speech from Max Abrahamson, whose principles of risk management in construction contracts

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Avoid Ambiguities at All Costs

The UK Supreme Court have recently revisited the thorny issue of fitness for purpose (and millions of Euros depend on the answer). How can you avoid the embarrassment of publication riches afforded by a Supreme Court decision, as well as months in court (the decision was given 8 years after

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The Dotted Line: Keep it simple sweetheart

Over the summer months each newsletter will focus most of its attention on one of my four themes: showstoppers, trust, dispute avoidance or simplicity. This edition is designed to help you appreciate the importance of simplicity. Read the full edition here » If you’d like to receive The Dotted Line

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