Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: A Visit from a Contract Elf

Here’s why your contracts can safeguard your business without annoying your clients… ‘Twas the night before signing, when all through the firm Not a creature was stirring, bar jingle ear worms The contracts were laid on the table with care, In hopes contract sign-off soon would be there; The lawyers dreamed

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The Dotted Line: Did you pass it on?

What time of year is it? It’s panto time [OH NO IT ISN’T!] As the festive season approaches, let’s keep your grey matter in tip top condition for the New Year with some brainteasers – answers in the next newsletter.  Read the full edition here Can terms can conditions affect

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The Dotted Line: Boooooring

Contracts are a burden and a bore. Do you agree? Read the full edition here Do we have a deal? Would you like to receive The Dotted Line directly to your email inbox every second Thursday? Simply enter your details here

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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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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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The Dotted Line: Paradigm or Paranoia?

The store of bad contracts never seems to run dry. This week, my twin sister sent me one from a removals firm, based on a 2014 standard issued by the British Association of Removers. Here’s what you can learn from it.  Read the full edition here Just because your clients

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The Dotted Line: Time to reflect

After the summer, I often find myself in reflective mood. Social media is full of pictures of kids starting a new term (mine studiously avoid having their photos taken and would sue me if I shared without their permission!). This newsletter is promoted by reflections on my late mum and

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The Dotted Line: Majestic dolphins

Instead of some strained link to this weekend’s jaw-dropping sport, I am offering a little light relief in the guise of more tales from my building projects. You’ve heard about my windows contract [if not, here’s the link], now let’s consider my bathroom contract… Read the full edition here What else

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The Dotted Line: Fed up?

Are you fed up with all the hype about blockchain, cyptocurrency and smart contracts? Or are you investing your pension in bitcoin and making yourself rich beyond your wildest dreams? This newsletter brings my good old-fashioned pragmatism to the smart contract debate. Read the full edition here » What processes

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