Lewis Woolcott


May 19 2021

Drawn On to the sword

For those of you that haven’t heard the expression ‘drawn on to the sword’ it refers to a scenario where a Contractor doesn’t remedy its poor performance, but rather sits back and waits for…
May 11 2021

The Lewis Woolcott Top 10 Destructive Commercial Practices

May 06 2021

Black with White Stripes or White with Black Stripes?

While enjoying a steak and a few wines at the Boatshed, LW’s regular haunt, I told a friend of mine about the software we had been developing and the consultancy work that we did,…
Apr 22 2021

SMART – The Future Is Coming

Imagine a project where you could see all your people and resources working in real time. What would you do differently? You would warn people if they strayed into a high-risk area and let…
Apr 13 2021

The Wisdom of Prospects Advice

Many companies turn to their lawyers to seek a prospects advice before deciding whether to settle or pursue formal recovery of a dispute. At first glance this seems the sensible thing to do, why…
Mar 30 2021

Not Again

Whether you work in Commercial Management, Claims Consulting or Construction Law, eventually you will look back and realise that you have been arguing about the same things again and again, time after time. Here…
Mar 23 2021

A Course of Leeches

We had been invited to attend a meeting at one of the prestigious law firm’s offices in the city. The magnificent views allowed us to see the full panorama of Brisbane and you could…
Mar 16 2021

I Can Lift It, Dad

We often advise our clients on the best allocation of contractual risks and provide contingency valuations. We find that many owners and operators’ first instincts is to offload risks to the supply chain –…
Mar 09 2021

You Can Replace ‘Them’ with an Algorithm

A year ago, I was walking around the office with our Head of Technology (Let’s call him Shirley) when he nodded his head towards three team members and uttered the words ‘you can replace…

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Drawn On to the sword