Month: October 2019

The Dotted Line: The season of mischief

This is the season of mischief… whether it is mischief night, Halloween or Guy Fawkes’ night. Much as you might like mischief for entertainment, you don’t need it with your contracts! Here’s how to stay on the right side of naughty… Read the full edition here Sometimes the best course

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The Dotted Line: Learning from mistakes

Contracts can be a burden and a bore… but a bad contract process can be even worse. From the exceedingly costly mistakes of others, here are three quick tips to improve your contract process. Read the full edition here How not to annoy your clients with poor process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF0pCv0Wdew Would

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Why risk it?

Do you know your place? According to the English courts, the very idea that a sophisticated contract was negotiated with the host of a posh drinks reception at the Wallace Collection, London would have been ‘socially dysfunctional and commercially inappropriate‘. A company specialisting in advice for mergers and acquisitions (Moorgate

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Limited guarantees

The Scottish appeal court has recently agreed with something I have been asserting for years, that a collateral warranty is impliedly limited by the scope and terms of the underlying agreement. What is a warranty? A warranty is a simple document designed to create contractual links between the provider of

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The Dotted Line: Why bother?

Ever wondered why you bother? As a contract writer, I know most people do not love their contracts. Mostly because their creation feels like a necessary evil, with zero relevance to your commercial aims or values. Let me explain… Read the full edition here Is it really possible to create

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Going digital with e-signatures

Your clients no longer need to sign on the dotted line… or more accurately not with a pen. The Law Commission has recently confirmed that e-signatures are a valid means of executing contracts. No more printing, signing, scanning and emailing an attachment back to complete the steps of acceptance. All

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