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 A Sting in the Tale It is very tempting for a party to a construction contract to seek to amend the clauses of a standard form of contract in order to shift the commercial balance of the agreement in its favour. Tolent Construction, who by the way is not alone, did just this in its amendments to the Construction Industry Council Model Adjudication Procedure which Tolent incorporated into its "non-standard" standard sub-contract (if you see what I mean) when it introduced the following amendments to clauses 28 and 29 of the CIC rules to read...