Sarah’s Bio

Talks-200Sarah Fox is an international speaker, trainer and contract strategist.

She helps construction companies write simpler contracts to build strong trusting relationships and successful projects. As a lawyer with 20 years’ experience writing, adapting, advising and training on construction contracts, her ‘Eureka’ moment came when she realized no-one really understood what they meant. And all this while nursing a strong espresso and putting the world of contracts to rights at Euston station…

Despite the ubiquity of standard form construction contracts, disputes in the global construction industry are getting longer and more costly. Users have neither the time nor inclination to read the long and staggeringly complex T&C, and do not trust them to help the project become a success.

With simplicity as her aim, she created a fully-functional construction contract in just 500 words – a new paradigm in trust-based and collaborative contracts. She is the author of a series of 500-Word Contracts™ for the construction industry.

Speaking Topics

She speaks about how you can use contracts to help you do business. Find out more about her “Never Sign on the Dotted Line” keynote in her Speaker Sheet 2015.

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Her talks include:


You can also see her in action delivering talks on being a twin at Bettakultcha Leeds (January 2013) and learning through play at PSA Conference Manchester (October 2013).

Who Books Sarah?

Sarah has spoken for:

Video testimonials

Julia from Rolls Royce on Sarah’s talk “Failure is not an option“:

Shelley from Eon on Sarah’s talk “Failure is not an option“:

Emily and Katy from Project Five on Sarah’s talk “Why Use 85,000 words…?

Matthew from Symonds on Sarah’s talk on “Avoiding Construction Disputes“: