Problems + solutions for 21st Century construction contracts

Organiser: Liverpool Best Practice Club
Location: DWF Solicitors, 5 St Paul Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ

Key Speaker: Sarah Fox

Sarah is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Salford and Author of the 500-WordTM Contract.

As a solicitor with Eversheds, she spent 15 years advising clients on contracts from bonds and guarantees, to letters of intent, to large multi-million pound development contracts and PFI flow-downs. She has over 20 years' experience in reviewing and training others on construction contracts.

In 1995 the Latham report called for simple contracts. In 2014, the ARCADIS Global Disputes Survey identified failures to understand and implement contracts as two major causes of disputes. Something needs to be done, but what? The modern construction industry is crying out for a solution which avoids contracts becoming speed-bumps in a fast-paced industry. This seminar considers issues such as:

  • Why don't we read our contracts? Is plain language relevant or necessary?
  • How do we use contracts? As a project handbook or a safety-net?
  • Is trust improved by shorter or longer contracts?
  • Can a 500-Word Contract help the industry?

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