Category: Strategy

Can You Understand Your Contract?

I hate to make assumptions or to speculate wildly, but… I have a sneaking suspicion that you don’t always understand your contracts. My hunch? When I wrote this blog in 2013, my evidence was largely anecdotal. It came from: lawyers’ websites which state that ‘clients do not understand exactly what

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Key Decisions on a Construction Project

A construction project can be divided into distinct phases. This blog reviews the key decision crunchpoints (see also my slideshare stages of a construction project). From the Start The project begins when a client considers she has a business need which may be met by developing new premises. Action: Investigate

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Get Your T&C Signed

How can you make sure your terms and conditions (T&C) get into your contracts? Sometimes you’ll need to win the battle of the forms (read more), but a better approach is to get your contract/proposal/T&C signed in person or accepted by email. A lazy process? When you agree with another

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Can You Avoid Collateral Warranties?

The definition of insanity, according to Albert Einstein is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This is how it feels to work with collateral warranties. Alternatives In my 20 years as a construction contracts lawyer, there were several ‘false dawns’ covering new approaches and

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