A picture is worth 1000 words

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“Contract.” What images are conjured for you by the word? For most people, a contract is a long written document with a lot of information no one understands. At least that was true for me in my early years as a lawyer and for most of my life as a consumer. READ MORE

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Haapio’s research focuses on ways to transform contracts from legal instruments into valuable business tools. Based in Helsinki, she consults worldwide, promoting the use of visualisation as a non-binding aid in understanding the text of an agreement. READ MORE

Comic Contracts: the writing’s on the wall

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Against the background of an increasingly complex and competitive contract management environment, one innovative local project is looking to simplify contracts: South Africa attorney Robert de Rooy has developed – and since implemented – the world’s first illustrated contracts. These legal documents aren’t just accompanied by or supplemented with illustrations or comics to aid understanding; the comic is the contract. READ MORE