Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: Is it fair?

Will the ‘new normal’ involve a greater commitment to fairness? A recent IACCM study says that 88% of businesses think so, but will we see an increase trust and transparency, and a decrease in jargon? Read the full edition here Why am I wearing sunglasses indoors and what barriers do you intentionally

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The Dotted Line: Oh!

According to Boris (the voice of the UK government), construction is on the naughty step! He has implied that we should have been at work all along and – accompanied by table thumping and finger wagging – we’ve been told to get off the step and go back to work. 

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The Dotted Line: Hahaha

The best antidote to lockdown stress? Laughter. This newsletter reminds you of the humour in contracts. Yes, really… Read the full edition here What should you sign up to? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zakR-CW8UkM&feature=youtu.be

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The Dotted Line: Have you got time?

If you find yourself with some spare (non-commuting) time – having bought enough toilet roll and cake to last a lifetime – and have settled into this new ‘normal’, here are some ideas to help you be prepared for opportunities after lockdown.  Read the full edition here If banking can

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9wWtCgkq1k

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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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxvrVixoJlI&feature=youtu.be

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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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