Word Association

People have come to associate the word ‘contract’ with other words beginning with ‘C’ – ‘confusing’, ‘complex’, ‘combative’ and ‘costly’. However, they can also be;clear’, ‘concise’, ‘collaborative’ and ‘cheaper’!

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The “Cut and Paste” Trap

Have you ever been tempted to create an Agreement by cutting and pasting? Here’s what can happen…. I have recently been sent a contract for review, and what I discovered was a mish-mash of bits and pieces which had clearly been cobbled together from several different agreements. The result? A potentially very costly mess! Many of the terms used were not defined, and the (single) subject matter of the agreement (defined as ‘the Products’) was also referred to in various places as: “the Work (as defined below)” (It wasn’t!) “the Research Services” “the Results” “the Development” …and a couple of […]

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