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Contracting & Procurement: Best Practices Series

Designing KPIs that Work– Do the Math By Dr Sara Cullen | March 3, 2016 It is difficult to develop KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that work well in practice.  Unless you design KPIs carefully, they will have varying degrees of inaccuracy and incompleteness, or get implemented in ways that ‘get the numbers’ but not the…

3 Mar 2016, by Informa Australia

Contract Law & Contract Management

8 tips to writing contracts people can actually use

Contracts are notoriously difficult for anyone other than the person who drafted them to understand, thus incredibly difficult to be able to apply in practice. This month we give 8 tips on writing for practice, not just court. 1. Have a useful Table of Contents This seems silly, but some legal firms have started putting…

10 Jun 2015, by Informa Australia

Contract Law & Contract Management

Contract Law Diaries: What’s in a name?

By Terry Reid* I was working with a client company recently and the contract team leader had issued a very clear directive to all staff that under no circumstances should a letter of intent (LOI) be issued to any contractors. I was informed that the concern was such letters could create contractual obligations for the…

4 May 2015, by Informa Australia

Contract Law & Contract Management

Is it me or is it you? Benchmark your contract management style

Dr. Sara Cullen, Managing Director, The Cullen Group Everyone who does anything with contracts has an opinion on how contracts (and the parties to them) should be managed. And everyone is right. But our time is limited and we all have to make choices. This is where a lot of the conflict between individuals... between…

5 Mar 2015, by Informa Australia

Contract Law & Contract Management

The Contract Law Diaries: How much is enough?

By Terry Reid* Recently I was asked to review a ‘short-form’ contract for a client. The client was interested in purchasing a fairly standard software application for approximately $18 000. The contract arrived on my desk and to my dismay it was 68 pages long. I was reminded of the oft-quoted theologian and mathematician, Blaise Pascal…

4 Feb 2015, by Informa Australia

Contract Law & Contract Management | Health & Healthcare

Queensland doctors seek swift resolution to contract standoff

With the Queensland doctor contract dispute no closer to resolution, junior practitioners across the state have called on industry bodies to find a prompt solution. Junior doctor representatives attended a recent AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) forum in Melbourne, in which they backed senior doctors and urged the need for a fairer assessment of…

20 Mar 2014, by Informa Australia

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