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Dr Alan Cleary,
Practical adequacy in contracts' specification, negotiation, drafting and enforcement comes only from years of unremitting slog and guided self improvement. It always proves a good investment. It has little to do with academic legal qualifications, degrees or memberships. That alone means that appointments of relevant staff generally are by people with very little clue. The billions of pounds in public money wasted and frittered away each year at every level in this country reflect an expanding shortage of contracts expertise and lack of machinery for creating it. Centralised and standard purchasing both prove counterproductive. The Germans are good at contracts. Their law permits painful penalties to be agreed and imposed for any breaches of a contract. Ours doesn't. We could begin by putting that right first.
Make as many recommendations as you like but without the ability to put them into practice, nothing will be gained.
There are so many areas of repeated weaknesses (even on the most basics)and I really feel for those trying so hard but prevented by many die hards and under achievers with seniors not choosing, being unable or unwilling to get rid of them.