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Urban Bites

Urban bites are quick read insights

Negotiating contract t’s & c’s with an employer shouldn’t be thought of as being contractual. It’s good commercial practice. Being able to properly negotiate your position requires that you fully understand the requirements of the contract. Reading the contract &...
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All too often we are called in to commercially review projects that are financially in a difficult position. In a majority of cases the issues start with the submitted bid price. To be ‘competitive’, package prices, prelims & programme are...
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If your contract is silent on a matter you cannot rely on the assumption that the contact must imply a clause to plug this issue simply because it appears fair & reasonable to do so. In order for an implied...
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We get asked about & review Letters of Intent (LoI) – here are a few thoughts… Letters of Intent (LoI) have the benefit of enabling parties to commence work prior to the execution of the final contract, however they are...
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Another in depth review of a proposed contract completed! Our reviews are comprehensive, providing a full explanation as to why a change is required with any proposed clause changes, including a risk analysis. We all know how important the contract...
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For a claim to be successful you must be able to prove that a claim exists. This is often overlooked. To avoid this see the below hints on how to prepare a successful claim. The basis of your claim must...
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Not following the terms of the contract in relation to payment protocols is still an unnecessary cause of dispute. Both sides should know their obligations and responsibilities. Cash is king – if you’ve carried out the work you’re entitled to...
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One piece of advice that we give our clients is the importance of good record keeping, it’s no good getting into a dispute situation & expecting a miracle from us if you don’t have the right records to support your...
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Having a high number of tenders is a great thing but it can be a double-edged sword if you don’t have sufficient resource; then the risk of missing or miss pricing items is significantly increased. How often have you: Taken...
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Every contract we review has a clause in stating the contracting party is to assume liability for the accuracy of the documents produced by the employing party. Is this fair, no. Why should you assume liability for the documents produced...
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