October 12, 2018

As the director-owner of a small (but, I like to think, beautiful) business myself, I completely understand that feeling that there aren’t enough hours in the week to do everything that received wisdom says I “ought” to do. Heck, even people I know in bigger organisat...

May 18, 2018

At the heart of the issue is the goal of denuclearisation of North Korea. Which – and bear with me here – got me thinking about how nuclear weapons and contracts have a lot in common. This is the second in a trilogy of articles about some common misconceptions around...

May 4, 2018

Below and over the next couple of articles, I’ll be breaking this down – with the aims of: - Correcting a few misconceptions about what makes a proper contract “proper”; and - Demonstrating that having proper contracts in place is both essential and possible (and needn...

March 9, 2018

In this article I aim to give some tips on how to actually achieve plain English in your contracts. For some especially dyed-in-the-wool lawyers and commercial officers, this will be tough reading, and I predict a few moments of knee-jerk resistance, but trust me: it w...

January 26, 2018

Traditional contract drafting might, in theory, not be an issue, but I’ve come to firmly believe that the resulting impenetrability of most contracts leads directly to a significant waste of time and money, and makes contracts less effective at a practical level. Turn...

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