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Modern Contract Drafting debate

Posted on Nov 16, 2017

Our CEO, Alex Hamilton, was delighted to be invited to join the panel at a recent debate on modern contract drafting, organised by Ken Adams, author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and hosted by UCL Faculty of Laws.

There’s traditional contract drafting, and then there’s a more modern approach, one that allows you to save time and money, be more competitive, and reduce the risk of dispute. The panel, made up of individuals described as being "in the thick of the fight to make contracts clearer and make the contract process more efficient", was asked to consider how organisations can implement a new way of thinking and working.

The discussion ranged from what distinguishes modern contract drafting from the bloat, misconceptions and inefficiencies of traditional contract drafting, to how to overcome the challenges that face organisations looking to shift their way of working. As Ken writes on his blog, "I wanted the starting point to be that change is necessary, so we could focus on what’s required to bring about that change."

Watch the whole debate here: