In my view, the guidance notes which go with the contract are the most important part of the package, as I stressed, since they explain the principles. Yet Marc and Tony Bingham, with typical lawyers' tunnel vision, fail to even mention them.
As to whether the Be Contract will be ignored in favour of "traditional" contracts, even by parties practising collaboration, time will tell. One can, of course, travel by horse and cart, but most of us find our journeys are facilitated by more up-to-date modes of transport.
Peter Thompson, Slough Estates, via email.