Business Contract Law: Training Options

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Open Courses: For individuals & small groups
  • In-company courses: Bespoke for your team / organisation

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Testimonials

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
“The course was very enjoyable in both professionalism and content.  I will highly recommend it to my colleagues.”
David Lumley, Kidney Research UK
“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
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 Ltd
Thoroughly enjoyable course. The various contract examples given where very useful and highly relevant to my role. Excellent presentation, style and approach
Birgitta Allett, The Open University

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Duration
1 day

What is this course about?
The course provides a full introduction and update on business contract law. 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 have 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.

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 managers / officers
  • Marketing managers
  • Business development managers
  • Financial directors
  • Managing directors
  • Project managers / engineers
  • Buyers

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

  • Understand principles and practices of business contract law
  • Dramatically reduce the chances of contract pitfalls
  • Improve awareness of their own actions
  • Negotiate from a position of strength


Duration

1 day.

What is this course about?
The course provides a full introduction and update on business contract law. 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 have 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 delegates will be able to:

  • Understand principles and practices of business contract law
  • Dramatically reduce the chances of contract pitfalls
  • Improve awareness of their own actions
  • Negotiate from a position of strength

Who would benefit?
This course is suitable for:

  • Contract managers / officers
  • Marketing managers
  • Business development managers
  • Financial directors
  • Managing directors
  • Project managers / engineers
  • Buyers

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

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 tabs below to find out more 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 the 18th May 2017.

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

This one-day training programme is priced at £549 +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 open courses page where you will find a calendar with all of our courses.

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.

Bespoke Courses

Looking to run this course in-company?

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.

In-company training

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 and you will be put straight through to one of our friendly advisers who will be pleased to assist you further.

Alternatively if you would prefer you can 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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