“Huge level of valuable context concisely packed into a single day.”
Cyrus Mehta, Creativity & Change Limited
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“The trainer was an amazing, intellectual individual who engaged very well and taught with delight!”.
Sunita Hirani, BBC
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“Understanding practical applications of complicated clauses (e.g. exclusions, indemnities) with examples. Exercises also very useful to discuss with our own ideas.”
Dave Green, Royal Albert Hall
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
“Excellent presentation, clearly communicated. The trainer made the topic very interesting and was very engaging. I would highly recommend.”
Richard Millett, Ernst & Young LLP
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Excellent all-round view of contractual law that lifted the fog from around the subject area for me.”
Alex Neumann, Onestep Solutions
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“Superbly paced and expertly delivered. The trainer has an intimate knowledge of the subject and is able to explain a complicated topic in a very engaging manner. Thank you!”
Andrew Barrington, Agility Logistics
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Breadth with focus is difficult to balance but the trainer managed this very effectively. Excellent course.”
Helen McNamee, F2 Chemicals
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“I gained a better understanding of Business Contract Law. The terminology used, and the understanding of specific wording which can catch you out.”
Matthew Goldyn, Colas Rail
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
“The trainer’s knowledge on the course matter meant that she could easily answer all questions, even if they were not specifically related to the subject.”
Leianne Taylor, Joy Global
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Well structured, good pace and informative. Excellent delivery.”
Paula Chakkar, L&Q Housing Trust
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“The flow of the course content was very logical and the exercises were extremely helpful.”
Kimiko Masai, Polyphor Limited
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“Excellent training which added valuable theory and understanding against day-to-day issues.”
William Mulholland, Babcock International
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Very relaxed atmosphere, good learning environment. Would highly recommend the value and experience.”
Ben Savage, TLC Marketing
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“The course was well organised and exceeded my expectations.”
Steve Hardy, ICONSYS
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
“The exercises were good to test the theory in practical terms.”
Amy Stevens, Hiscox
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“All elements of the course had value.”
Amy Bright, Grundon
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
“The clarity of explanations and usefulness of the examples.”
Simon Lawson, Taylor Airey
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“It was all valuable but I think the model T&C’s will be really useful for the future.”
Martyn Dryden, Future Cities Catapult
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“The discussions amongst the group were invaluable.”
Vince Kelly, Agility Logistics
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
“The trainer really brought the legalities to life by telling us about real life cases which was fascinating and extremely interesting. I can’t wait to use what I have learnt back in the office.”
Paula Evans, Aurora Fashions
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“The course was very enjoyable in both professionalism and content.  I will highly recommend it to my colleagues.”
David Lumley, Kidney Research UK
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“Excellent, well run course which ensured I have a much better appreciation of contract law, expressions and pitfalls, which will help in future business.”
John Kenny, Vauxhall Motors
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) 
“The trainer had a fantastic ability to explain complex legislation in easy terms making it very simple to grasp for a non-legal brain. Really enjoyed the course.”
Clair Dart, Bluesource Information Limited
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Thoroughly enjoyable course. The various contract examples given were very useful and highly relevant to my role. Excellent presentation, style and approach.”
Birgitta Allett, Open University
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“Detailed and informative explanations regarding contract structure and good insight for areas of risk and considerations that you would not necessarily ordinarily consider.”
Daisy Thomas, Sabre Insurance
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Excellent presentation, easy to follow, explained well to a non-law audience. Exercises well written to allow debate.”
Lisa Boyle, AT Engine Controls Limited
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Duration
1 day

What is this course about?
The course provides a full introduction and update on business contract law. The course also includes a practical drafting exercise.

You will develop the skills to ensure that you avoid contract pitfalls and do not enter into contracts without realising that your documents, heads of agreement or letters of intent are legally binding. It also teaches you how to avoid the ‘battle of the forms’ and how to secure clauses within your contracts which protect your business.

Do you know how to draft a contract or negotiate amendments so that your business is not exposed? This course is a complete guide to business and contract law.

The course takes you through all the major areas of contract law from warranties and indemnities to limitation of liability, from how to draft the agreement to ensure performance and termination rights.

By carefully guiding you through every element of contract law you need, this course will ensure that you are able to minimise the risks contractually and maximise the benefits available. You will gain a better understanding of the impact of certain clauses on the value of the contract to each party.

You will learn the importance of risk analysis, the legal consequences of both your words and actions and gain a thorough understanding of the rules that regulate the formation and enforcement of commercial contracts.

The course is delivered using an interactive approach with exercises, case scenarios and examples used throughout. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions and answers.

Key topics covered

1. Contract Basics – Preparing to contract
2. Case Study on contract formation
3. Terms
4. Drafting and Amending contracts
5. Limiting and excluding liability
6. Limitation of liability clauses
7. Terminating contracts
8. Conclusion – summary of best practice in business contract law

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Who would benefit?

  • Contract and commercial managers
  • Business development and marketing managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Managing directors
  • Project and procurement managers

Objectives
As a result of attending this training course you will be able to:

  • Understand legal terminology and its commercial implications
  • Dramatically reduce the chances of contract pitfalls
  • Conduct a thorough risk analysis of your contracts
  • Understand the legal consequences of your own actions
  • Negotiate effectively and ensure a successful outcome for all parties
  • Draft and amend contracts
  • Recognise the implications of and plan for the potential impact of Brexit on your contracts

Duration

1 day.

What is this course about?
The course provides a full introduction and update on business contract law. The course also includes a practical drafting exercise.

It gives you the skills to ensure that you avoid contract pitfalls and do not enter into contracts without realising that your documents, heads of agreement or letters of intent are legally binding. It also teaches you how to avoid the ‘battle of the forms’ and how to secure clauses within your contracts which protect your business.

Do you know how to draft a contract or negotiate amendments so that your business is not exposed? This course is a complete guide to business contract law.

The course takes you through all the major areas of contract law from warranties and indemnities to limitation of liability, from how to draft the agreement to ensure performance and termination rights.

By carefully guiding you through every element of contract law you need, this course will ensure that you are able to minimise the risks contractually and maximise the benefits available. You will gain a better understanding of the impact of certain clauses on the value of the contract to each party.

You will learn the importance of risk analysis, the legal consequences of both your words and actions and gain a thorough understanding of the rules that regulate the formation and enforcement of commercial contracts.

The course is delivered using an interactive approach with exercises, case scenarios and examples used throughout. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions and answers.

Outcomes
As a result of attending this training course you will be able to:

  • Understand legal terminology and its commercial implications
  • Dramatically reduce the chances of contract pitfalls
  • Conduct a thorough risk analysis of your contracts
  • Understand the legal consequences of your own actions
  • Negotiate effectively and ensure a successful outcome for all parties
  • Draft and amend contracts
  • Recognise the implications of and plan for the potential impact of Brexit on your contracts

Who would benefit?
This course is suitable for:

  • Contract and commercial managers
  • Business development and marketing managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Managing directors
  • Project and procurement managers

Key topics covered
This course will cover the following topics:

1. Contract Basics – Preparing to contract

  • How do you enter into a valid contract?
  • Tendering and bid processes
  • Agreements and underlying documents
  • Getting the ‘soft side’ right – what form of contract to use to ensure maximum chance of acceptance
  • Heads of agreements and letters of intent
  • Side letters
  • Authority to sign contracts and e-signatures
  • The impact of negligence on business arrangements
  • Non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality undertaking

2. Case Study

  • Contract law exercise – case study on contract formation

3. Terms

  • Implied
  • Express
  • Specifications
  • Warranties
  • Indemnities
  • Incorporating terms in a contract (practical exercise on the battle of the forms)
  • Impact of overseas laws on international contracts

4. Drafting and Amending contracts

  • Workshop on drafting contracts in practice
  • Practical exercise on best or reasonable endeavours
  • Amending contracts by conduct – a commercial discussion
  • Common clauses discussed – samples provided
  • Terms and conditions of sale of goods
  • Terms and conditions of purchase of goods
  • Terms and conditions of supply of services
  • Terms and conditions of purchase of services

5. Limiting and excluding liability

  • Consequential and direct loss
  • Impact of unfair contract terms law
  • What is best practice in terms of exclusion and liability clauses?
  • Force majeure
  • Liquidated damages

6. Limitation of liability clauses

  • A Practical exercise applying learning on liability clauses

7. Terminating contracts

  • The impact of length of contract terms on commercial arrangement
  • Termination clauses in agreements
  • Resolving disputes successfully by negotiation and mediation
  • Arbitration and litigation – pros and cons of each

8. Conclusion

  • Summary of best practice in business contract law
  • Applying the learning from the day
  • Questions and answers
  • Course close
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Business Contract Law – Open Course

We run the Business Contract Law course regularly in London throughout the year.

Click on any of the dropdown items below to find out more information about our Business Contract Law open course.

You can view full booking terms and conditions here.

If you would prefer to, or if your question is not answered below, you can just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 130 5714 or email info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.

The next course is taking place on Thursday 30 January 2020.

You can book this course using the registration form at the top right of this page.

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Our Business Contract Law open course in London is delivered by Rebecca Attree. Rebecca delivers our suite of contract law open courses encompassing Drafting Commercial Contracts, Intellectual Property Rights, Effective Contract Negotiation and Contract Management.

Rebecca graduated in Law from Downing College, Cambridge and qualified as a company commercial solicitor in the City of London. In 1993, Rebecca set up her own law firm, Attree & Co. specialising in contentious and non-contentious international commercial advice. Attree & Co now provides mediation services and training to corporates and individuals. Rebecca’s professional practice has led her to gain over 30 years’ experience in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and resolving disputes.

Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience in devising courses and providing training in the UK and Europe in business contract law, international law, corporate law, intellectual property, negotiation and dispute resolution for both public and in-house courses. Other topics include client care and professional standards and comparative law.

Clients include large corporates in engineering and manufacturing, banking, utilities, emergency services, law firms and Law Society groups in the UK and overseas including Airbus, Barclays Bank plc, Taylor Wessing, Bird & Bird, Eurofighter, Ernst & Young, Weil Gotshal Manges LLP, Heroux Devtek and the BBC.

As an Accredited Mediator, Rebecca assists parties to find successful long-term solutions to complex disputes, without the cost of going to court or arbitration. Her main sectors of expertise are mediating commercial contracts, aviation, property, construction and family office. She is fully accredited to mediate in the UK, the US, and online, and has considerable experience of international disputes. More than 90% of cases she has mediated have been resolved within a day or less.

Publications

– International Commercial Agreements (Thorogood).
– European Product Liabilities (Butterworths).

This one-day training programme is priced at £599 +VAT per delegate. This price includes the following:

All course documentation and take-away material
Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
A certificate of learning upon successful completion of the training
You can pay for the course by credit card or request an invoice.

If you are booking more than one delegate onto this course, you will benefit from a multiple booking discount of 10% for the second delegate and 15% for each additional delegate after that.
This training programme is taking place at ETC Venues, Marble Arch (Garfield House), London.

The venue is conveniently located very close to Marble Arch underground station.

All our venues benefit from free Wifi access and internet stations. A light tasty breakfast of fresh breads, pastries, fruit, speciality teas & coffee and juices is served from 8am, so please arrive early at the venue if you wish.

We never have more than 15 delegates attending any of our open courses
We also only allow a maximum of 4 delegates from the same organisation to attend the course

Coffee and registration is from 9am. All courses begin at 9.30am and training ends no later than 5pm.
Yes. We run this course regularly throughout the year. Call us on 0845 130 5714 or email info@contractlawtraining.co.uk and we will tell you the next available date(s).

Alternatively click here to be taken to our full open course schedule. To only view dates for this particular course, simply click on the blue button immediately below the red ‘Book Now’ button on the right of the screen.

We are able to supply you with a list of local hotels with whom we have agreed special rates. This is available on request by emailing info@contractlawtraining.co.uk
There is no strict dress code for our events – please feel whatever you feel most comfortable in for learning. As a guide, most of our delegates choose a ‘smart casual’ attire.
Please let us know your dietary requirements in advance of the course and we will inform the onsite caterers.
By all means, please call us on 0845 130 5714 or send an email to info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can click on the big red enquiry button at the top of the page to send us a message.

We can deliver this course for your organisation / team using your own contracts to bring the course to life. Simply call us on 0845 130 5714 or send an email to info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can click on the big red enquiry button at the top of the page to send us a message.


In-company training

Are you interested in running this course for your team or organisation?

Our business contract law courses can be delivered on an in-company basis for up to 15 people.

All in-company courses are tailored to meet the unique circumstances of the client organisation and delegates. We will take as much time as necessary upfront to understand your contract challenges and the scenarios which will be most relevant to your delegates.

We can put the focus on any area of contract law and make reference to your contracts throughout the course.

On an in-company basis, delegates get the opportunity to spend time consulting with one of the UK’s leading business contract law practitioners on what contract law means to them and their organisation.

From the outset, we will provide you with expert advice and you will be assigned your own personal training adviser who will stay with you throughout the process.  Every team is different so we will provide you with a tailored training programme, designed around your team’s needs and focused on your desired outcomes.

All courses are followed up by a full training evaluation report and certificates of learning for each delegate.  For groups of up to 15 delegates per course, our in-company training is a very cost-effective way to develop your people and improve team performance.

Get in touch today for a full quotation to suit your budget.  To discuss your requirements in more detail with one of our friendly advisers please call on 0845 130 5714 or email one of the team at info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.   Alternatively you can complete the short contact form below.

Do you want to talk to us about this course?

You can call us on 0845 130 5714, start a live chat or send an enquiry.

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Next Course: 30 January 2020

£599 +VAT

Marble Arch, London

All major credit cards accepted or you can request an invoice on the registration page.

Discounts available on additional delegates.

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This course is available as a bespoke programme using your own contracts.

Courses can be run at a venue of your choice and on a date of your choice.

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Contract Checklist

Is your contract ready?  Download our “know your contract checklist”, a series of 30 key questions that you can use to evaluate whether any business contract is good to go.

Covering everything from defining the contract, statements and promises, performance and procedures through to remedies and risks.

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Getting in Touch

If you would like to discuss the Business Contract Law course with someone on the phone, please call us on 0845 130 5714. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can start a live chat or email us at info@contractlawtraining.co.uk or fill out our simple online contact form below and one of the team will get straight back to you.

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