Tag: unfair contracts

Review Your Contract: Recognise Traps

According to a Brief History of Cunning (podcast), Machiavelli said: one must be a fox to recognise traps and a lion to recognise wolves This struck a chord because as a contracts expert, one of my services is to review contracts on behalf of contractor and specialist subcontractors to identify

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Lessons from Failure: Don’t Overstay Your Welcome

The Guardian’s Consumer Champion column told the story of a shopper who had been charged £70 for overstaying at a 90-minute car Aldi car park. Although I have some sympathies with the amount of this charge, the report didn’t tell the whole story of car parking charges… Are you sitting

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What Is A Condition Precedent?

A condition precedent is a clause or term which one party MUST comply with before it is entitled to other rights or remedies. It’s like a contract bouncer – if you don’t have the right code then you don’t get in. Examples The UK standard forms contain a selection of

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How the Law Intervenes in Contracts

As Ken Adams says in his blog on the Nexus Between Contracts and the Law, contracts cannot exist without the courts to interpret, intervene and implement their terms, including by: Deciding whether individual terms in the contract are fair; Deciding whether your contract meets the formalities required; Deciding whether your

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