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Unintentional witness bias in court

Matt Molloy, director, MCMS Ltd

"According to the Postnote, asking a leading question can lead to the witness answering in a 'significantly less accurate' manner than if the question is non-leading..."

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Direct payments to suppliers on a construction project

Geraldine Laing, associate director, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

"One possible solution to this problem could be to use a project bank account. They can provide security and certainty of payment to the supply chain, and have been extensively (and successfully) used by major public sector employers."

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Alliance contracting: breaking with tradition

Paul Walsh, partner, Hill Dickinson LLP

"Without a doubt, past projects and recent economic conditions have highlighted the need for innovation and leading-edge thinking and an environment of openness and trust."

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Conditions precedent and the potential application of UCTA

Calum Lamont, barrister, Keating Chambers

"The interesting repercussion of the judgment... is that it would appear to be possible to deal on written standard terms of business for the purposes of engaging UCTA, even if only one of the terms in the contract in question emanates from those standard terms of business."

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