Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: How can I help?

Regular readers will know that my newsletter pops into their in box at 9am sharp on a Thursday… and it’s been getting later recently. Much of that reflects how busy I am trying to make sense of contract issues arising out of Covid-19. Read the full edition here If you

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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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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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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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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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The Dotted Line: Let’s keep it simple

Are you feeling a little too busy? How about your clients and business partners? Let’s start this year making simple contracts in just 500 words. Simple really does pays off in building trust and creating great relationships.  Read the full edition here What can you learn from a contract in

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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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