On my say-so

19 March 2010
It might seem kind of childish, but when it comes to contracting it seems you must have the last word in negotiations. In the latest law update, legal expert Alan Ma points out that in British legislation on whose terms a contract is made largely depends on: “Who fires the last shot.”He then gives a number of tips on how you can become the victor, the last of which is to ensure your document is the last to pass between the parties immediately prior to the contract being concluded”. Perhaps this principle isn’t news to you – perhaps it’s different where you are (as one respondent comments below the piece) – or perhaps you’ll find it (as I did), all rather worrying. Add your comments to the debate here or at the bottom of Alan’s piece here.
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