Month: February 2021

Trust-enhancing terms

As well as having a positive process, the terms in your contract can (and should) enhance the trust you already have* with your client/supplier, both through specific terms and through their general style and tone. Demonstrating trust First, check which of the 8 Habits of Defective Contracts you are guilty

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The Dotted Line: There’s been a misunderstanding

I was confused and my pride was hurt – my 20YO had dissed my present to him. It was only a bar of dark vegan mint chocolate from Choc Affair. But still… Read the full edition here What key element of your contract needs to be accurate? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubzV7PgsGIs&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SarahFox

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Not fit for present purposes

One third of respondents to a 2021 Turner and Townsend survey believed that their construction contracts were unfit to address the impact of the pandemic on the project. I am not surprised. At the start of the UK lockdown, lawyers, contract users, advisers and professionals were scrabbling to find the

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A positive contracting process

You can have the best contract in the world, but if it is hard to get agreed, signed or to find, then it is not much use in managing your business relationships. You need a contract process that is a simple and positive experience for you and your clients/suppliers. Simplifying

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The Dotted Line: Could you do it?

Do you think you could write a story in just 6 words or in 500 words? How much meaning can we get into just a few short syllables or sentences? Read the full edition here Why is it even more important now to keep things simple? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ClcRaBkNkw&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SarahFox

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Contracts for the playbook

The UK Government’s Construction Playbook has 14 key policies for reforming and modernising aspects of public sector projects (and perhaps, with luck and trickle down, the private sector too). However, it will need some robust contract tools to bring those ideas to fruition. In a series of posts, I consider

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