Drafting Commercial Contracts: Training Options

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

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Testimonials

“This is the second course I have been on with GA and once again I have found the course very beneficial. The trainer is excellent and I feel more confident when it comes to drafting contracts.  I would recommend the course to others as well as undertake further course myself”
Leah-Ann Watt, Deloitte LLP
“I like the fact that explanations were given to relate to my role and the contracts I deal with. Highly recommended!
Isla Gray, Avios Group Limited
“Yet another great contracts course from GA, thank you!”
Jane Graham, The Royal Household
Fantastic course – in fact, best one I’ve ever attended. Engaging and very informative – thank you! 
Marisa Logan-Ward, Unilabs

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Duration
1 day

What is this course about?
The skill of drafting clear and unambiguous contracts is vital to your organisation’s commercial success.

Drafting commercial contracts effectively from the outset avoids hidden risks and liabilities and ensures that you always achieve your commercial objectives.

GA’s intensive workshop on drafting commercial contracts will help you to get to grips with all the typical clauses, understand and deal with the potential risks and pitfalls involved as well as giving you the structure you need to draft clear and unambiguous contracts.

The course aims to give delegates a firm understanding of what is required to successfully draft commercial contracts. It looks at planning for the contract, risk and liability, understanding legal jargon and the legal and contractual framework.

Key topics covered

  1. Planning the structure of the contract
  2. Specifying who must do what and by when
  3. The Specification
  4. Risk – Liability – Getting Paid
  5. The documents that will make up the contract
  6. The importance of language and words
  7. The contract conditions
  8. Preparing for negotiation
  9. Best Practice: Final checks
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Who would benefit?

This course would benefit anyone involved in tendering, preparing proposals, drafting, amending, varying, working with change or granting waivers to contracts, including:

  • Commercial and contracts Directors and managers
  • Executives
  • Purchasing, (procurement) sales and licensing contracts people
  • Those involved in tenders and proposals
  • Contract managers
  • Lawyers wishing to refresh skills
  • Para legals
  • Contract co-ordinators
  • Contract administrators
  • Contract negotiators
  • Company secretaries
  • Corporate governance officers
  • Legal department members

Objectives
At the end of the course those who have attended will be able to:

  • Master the skills of effective contract drafting
  • Write clear and unambiguous terms
  • Specify performance obligations
  • Address risks
  • Include effective Limitation and Exclusion Clauses
  • Avoid drafting pitfalls


Duration

1 day

What is this course about?
The skill of drafting clear and unambiguous contracts is vital to your organisation’s commercial success.

Drafting commercial contracts effectively from the outset avoids hidden risks and liabilities and ensures that you always achieve your commercial objectives.

GA’s intensive workshop on drafting commercial contracts will help you to get to grips with all the typical clauses, understand and deal with the potential risks and pitfalls involved as well as giving you the structure you need to draft clear and unambiguous contracts.

The course aims to give delegates a firm understanding of what is required to successfully draft commercial contracts. It looks at planning for the contract, risk and liability, understanding legal jargon and the legal and contractual framework.

Who would benefit?
This course would benefit anyone involved in tendering, preparing proposals, drafting, amending, varying, working with change or granting waivers to contracts, including:

  • Commercial and contracts Directors and managers
  • Executives
  • Purchasing, (procurement) sales and licensing contracts people
  • Those involved in tenders and proposals
  • Contract managers
  • Lawyers wishing to refresh skills
  • Para legals
  • Contract co-ordinators
  • Contract administrators
  • Contract negotiators
  • Company secretaries
  • Corporate governance officers
  • Legal department members

Objectives
At the end of the course those who have attended will be able to:

  • Master the skills of effective contract drafting
  • Write clear and unambiguous terms
  • Specify performance obligations
  • Address risks
  • Include effective Limitation and Exclusion Clauses
  • Avoid drafting pitfalls

Key topics covered

1. Planning the structure of the contract

  • Who will write the contract?
  • Technical Drafting
  • Commercial Drafting
  • Using mind maps
  • What shall or may WE offer
  • What will THEY require
  • What are the problems?
  • What are the Risks
  • Checklists

2. Specifying who must do what and by when

  • What the contract must cover
  • Who are the parties
  • Is the contract for goods and services, or both?
  • How will the contract be performed?
  • Special considerations – guarantors, insurers

3. The Specification

  • The Technical Task
  • Work to be done
  • Equipment to be supplied
  • Services to be provided
  • Performance tasks
  • Measuring success
  • Subcontracting

4. Risk – Liability – Getting Paid

  • What are the risks of each party?
  • Exclusion, Limitation and liquidated damages clauses
  • Cascading Risk down the supply chain
  • Allowances and Contingencies
  • Prices Fees and payments
  • Change

5. The documents that will make up the contract

  • Heads of terms
  • Order of priority
  • Master agreements and call off agreements
  • Recitals
  • Special conditions
  • Specifications
  • Schedules
  • Annexes
  • Supporting documents
  • Different language versions

6. The importance of language and words

  • Expounding a myth: you do not pay by the word
  • Representations, conditions, warranties and intermediate terms
  • Definitions
  • Rules of interpretation
  • The golden rules
  • The meanings of words
  • Getting the grammar right
  • Boiler plate clauses
  • Drafting tips

7. The contract conditions

  • Model or in-house
  • Standardised or tailor-made
  • Battle of the forms

8. Preparing for negotiation

  • Teams
  • Tasks
  • Research
  • Important points
  • Establishing Settlement ranges
  • Setting agendas

9. Best practice: Final checks

  • Do the terms make commercial sense?
  • Are all the risks covered?
  • Is the draft wording unambiguous?
  • Have we met our objectives?
  • Have we allowed for change?
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Drafting Commercial Contracts – Open Course

We run the Drafting Commercial Contracts course regularly in London throughout the year.

Click on any of the tabs below to find out more about our Drafting Commercial Contracts 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 28th September 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, Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ.

The venue is conveniently located very close to Liverpool Street 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 drafting commercial contracts 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.

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 Drafting Commercial Contracts 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.

If the exact solution does not already exist in our portfolio we will design something specifically for you.

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