Why simplify your contracts?

Published: 05 Jan 2018 Average Rating: 4.5 / 5 Print

Author: Tim Cummins

This month's Harvard Business Review features an article, 'The Case for Plain-Language Contracts', by Shawn Burton, General Counsel at GE Aviation. In his introduction, Shawn observes: 'The contracts used in business today are long, poorly structured and full of unnecessary and incomprehensible language'. He rightly makes the point that contracts are business documents and should therefore be understandable to the audience for which they are relevant.


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