Month: April 2018

The Dotted Line: Has something changed?

Once you have signed on the dotted line, one of the big issues is how that contract can adapt to reflect your client’s changes of mind. Projects rarely pan out the way we expect or intend… Read the full edition here » If you want to know whether your change

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Does Your Contract Need Wriggle Room?

The 2018 TSB online banking saga has once again highlighted the issue of wriggle room in contracts. Wriggling in court Before specialising in advising on contract strategy and writing/negotiating contracts, I had the pleasure of winning a case in the Court of Appeal.  It involved what I call ‘advanced wriggling.’

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Money-Back Guarantee

This is the best contract I have ever received if at any time you are not happy with my services, we can walk away and I will not charge you. It said everything I needed to hear succinctly and clearly. Your contract needs to state the scope of your services,

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The Dotted Line: Terms apply

Nearly 90% of businesses find their contracts difficult or impossible to understand (source). If you’ve been following the tips in my last two editions your contracts should be human-readable and lovable. Now how do you make them work for you? Read the full edition here » Are you ready to

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Adopt Toltec Widsom

In ‘The Four Agreements’ Don Miguel Ruiz introduces the wisdom of the Toltecs. Given the title and my specialism, my attention was hooked into how it related to contract law and contract negotiation. He says: “Language is the code for understanding and communication between humans. Every letter, every word in

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What Can Astronauts Teach Us About Delivering Legal Services?

Chris Hadfield’s ‘Guide to Life on Earth’, whilst a compelling view into the life of an astronaut, contains lessons for mere mortals. Space travels involves 3 distinct phases, which we can also use for any legal transaction: Pre-Launch: the preparation phase. His preparation phase lasted tens of years. This is

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