Sat on a Wall

How can I summarise a recent LAA decision?


Guidance is not as important as Contract (unless we say so).

When you read our published guidance do not rely upon it.

Read it with the eyes of a professional copy-reader being especially alert for obvious drafting errors.

When you spot an obvious drafting error, substitute the clearly intended alternative and rely upon this as guidance (noting the first point above)


We are not responsible for our drafting errors, you are required to divine our true intent


“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

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