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Legal high flyers

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Cheltenham based legal firm, BPE Solicitors, has reason to celebrate following the recent promotions of several members of staff.

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Construction & Engineering

Working for free can be avoided…sometimes!

Following on from my previous article, ‘Working for free can be costly’, it occurred to me that contractors and consultants routinely incur significant dents in their overheads when scoping new work and preparing tenders and when they cannot, commercially, recoup all their head office costs via the jobs they do win, then they too are, to a greater or lesser extent ‘working for free’. It is therefore worth reviewing the circumstances in which such costs could be recovered.

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Construction & Engineering

A stitch in time.....

Standard terms and conditions should be a key document for any business, but particularly for those working on construction projects. Although express (written) terms do not necessarily constitute all of the relevant terms of the agreement and in some circumstances the courts will imply terms into a contract, a written contract between the parties helps to avoid uncertainty.

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