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How do you create digital contracts?

Let’s be clear, taking a contract that is not fit for purpose and digitising it will not magically create a smooth, effective contracting process. It is not about the technology. Digital contracts are legal. But they also need to be simple – contracts should be read, understood and used. Online

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The Dotted Line: Everyone’s doing it

Last time I said no-one was reading their contracts, and suddenly everyone is. Without treading where others fear to tread ie delving into the fine print, how could you approach this situation? Read the full edition here No such thing as a right decision Would you like to receive The

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Restricting your freedom to contract

Although you can agree pretty much anything you like under freedom to contract, there are some restrictions on that freedom: legislation: laws can mandate minimum requirements, outlaw certain terms and allow others only within specific parameters contract: a contract can restrict the parties’ rights in the future on a specific

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Guaranteed by Email?

Although most contracts do not need to be signed to be effective (and legally binding), guarantees are an exception. The 1677 Statute of Frauds requires all guarantees to be: in writing (or a note of memo of it is in writing) signed by the guarantor. This distinction means oral guarantees

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The Dotted Line: Don’t talk about it

The first rule of Fight Club is no-one talks about Fight Club. Is then the first rule of contract club that no-one reads the rules of contract club? Read the full edition here Do you want to join my version of the Tufty Club? Would you like to receive The

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Beware Sloppy Procedures

Construction contracts contain a plethora of terms which require one party to give a notice to the other party. This used to require hard copy documents to be sent by post or fax. We have moved with the times, and many notices can now be provided by email to a

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The Dotted Line: It’s obvious!

“But it’s obvious!” That’s a phrase guaranteed to make you feel stupid. Did you miss something? Is it staring right in front of you? Or does the other person know or can see something that you can’t?  What if the problem was based on assumptions? Read the full edition here The

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Are you ready to make digital contracts?

Rather than blinding leaping onto the digital bandwagon, STOP! Let’s consider if you are ready for or even need digital contracts. I’ve been speaking to Mo Shana’a from Morta regarding questions he asks a company to see if they are motivated to change their current ways of working. Imposed changes

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Are digital contracts legal?

There is no specific format for contracts under English law. They can be verbal, written or in any other format. Five essentials A hasty scribble on a serviette can form a legally-binding contract, providing it covers the five essential elements (English law): Offer to do something Acceptance of that offer

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The Dotted Line: Tempted?

Are you tempted to use your normal contracts or T&C and amend them with a little flourish, sprinkle in some terms in your favour, or by adding your favourite legalese? First read this cautionary tale… Read the full edition here How often do you change the deal? Here’s my story

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