“A fantastic and enriching two days which I feel will be of great benefit to me personally and to all the staff who attended from Barclays. Thank you!”
Lee Webb, Barclays
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“The trainer had fantastic knowledge on Contract Management, I felt this course was run very professionally, with the best interests of the trainees at the forefront and that everything discussed was valuable to my job role and future”.
Sarah Cannavan, Independence Homes
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Highly enjoyable and well-paced course. The exercises throughout were very relevant and helped maintain interest and validate understanding. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of contract management.”
Brian Jones, Association of Train Operating Companies
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“I particularly enjoyed the trainer’s approach to the course, allowing us as a group to decide upon related areas to discuss. That flexibility made two intensive days very profitable and enjoyable. Her knowledge on contract management is also awe – inspiring.”
Angela Brooke, Paradigm Geophysical
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“A really enjoyable and informative course which has given me a more thorough understanding of contracts, particularly drafting contracts and risk management”.
Cindy Wrapson, JISC
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
“The course was comprehensive and of great use to me, personally and to my company”.
Michelle Farrington, Thames Water
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“Very relaxed atmosphere and the exchange of views and experiences. Lots of relevant information to bring back to work”.
Charles Martin, GAM (UK) Ltd
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
“The interactive exercises were a great learning tool. Fantastically led course and very informative”.
Meera Patel, Thyssenkrupp
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
“The training was extremely good in highlighting current relevant work related issues which were then discussed and answered. Very useful 2 days out of the office.”
Michael Bell, The Fin Machine Company
5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
“The trainer had an excellent approach, pitched the course perfectly to the audience and was welcoming, flexible and friendly. She made the course interesting and I am sure it will be really useful for me to apply to my role. Thank you.”
Catherine Cooper, Thrive Homes
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Duration
2 days

What is this course about?
No contract will perform its stated purpose unless it is underpinned by sound contract management and administration practices.

Often seen as the unglamorous part of contract law the effective management of the contract can actually be hugely rewarding. It is the setting up of the right team, the implementation of effective processes and the administration of the contract that ensures the contract will bring home the bacon.

It does not matter how good your technical team is or indeed how professional your purchasing people are. It does not even matter how persuasive your sales and marketing is the contract will fail unless it effectively managed.

Every contract needs the management and admin team to be the project’s commercial eyes, ears and hands. If you are involved in this part of the project you better know precisely what you are doing.  This course will help you to understand how the effective management and administration of a contract can deliver the goals it set out to achieve.

Objectives
At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the contribution that contract administration can deliver
  • Be better able to minimise contractual risk
  • Manage change during the contract from a risk and legal perspective
  • Negotiate more effectively
  • Understand and draft contractual terms and conditions
  • Have identified all the benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods

Key topics covered

  1. Professional contract administration
  2. Understanding the legal environment
  3. Drafting the contract
  4. Risks, rules and relationships
  5. Contract scenarios
  6. Contract terms and conditions
  7. Effective administration techniques
  8. Sharpening your negotiating skills – getting the most out of contracts
  9. Resolving disputes by mediation
  10. How to obtain legal remedies
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Who would benefit?

  • Project Managers and Executives
  • Contract Managers
  • Contract Engineers
  • Purchasing Managers and Executives
  • Sales Managers and Executives
  • Commercial Managers and Executives

Objectives
At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the contribution that contract administration can deliver
  • Be better able to minimise contractual risk
  • Manage change during the contract from a risk and legal perspective
  • Negotiate more effectively
  • Understand and draft contractual terms and conditions
  • Have identified all the benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods

Duration

2 days

What is this course about?
No contract will perform its stated purpose unless it is underpinned by sound contract management and administration practices.

Often seen as the unglamorous part of contract law the effective management of the contract can actually be hugely rewarding. It is the setting up of the right team, the implementation of effective processes and the administration of the contract that ensures the contract will bring home the bacon.

It does not matter how good your technical team is or indeed how professional your purchasing people are. It does not even matter how persuasive your sales and marketing is the contract will fail unless it effectively managed.

Every contract needs the management and admin team to be the project’s commercial eyes, ears and hands. If you are involved in this part of the project you better know precisely what you are doing.  This course will help you to understand how the effective management and administration of a contract can deliver the goals it set out to achieve.

Who would benefit?

  • Project Managers and Executives
  • Contract Managers
  • Contract Engineers
  • Purchasing Managers and Executives
  • Sales Managers and Executives
  • Commercial Managers and Executives

Objectives
At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the contribution that contract administration can deliver
  • Be better able to minimise contractual risk
  • Manage change during the contract from a risk and legal perspective
  • Negotiate more effectively
  • Understand and draft contractual terms and conditions
  • Have identified all the benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods

Key topics covered

1. Professional contract administration

  • Company objectives
  • Commercial awareness
  • Commercial management
  • Personal relationships
  • Vital skills and expertise
  • Deciding the right priorities

2. Understanding the legal environment

  • Basic legal principles
  • Risks for a valid contract
  • Conditions and warranties
  • Making the contract
  • Offer and acceptance
  • Enquiries and tenders
  • Statute law affecting contracts
  • Defects, negligence and lateness

3. Drafting the contract

  • Drafting starts with effective thinking
  • The key objective
  • Communication and the barriers to overcome
  • The craft of contract drafting
  • Closing loopholes
  • Defined terms; precise language
  • The specific and the general
  • Dealing with sub-contractors
  • Termination clauses
  • Traps for the unwary

4. Risks, rules and relationships

  • Risk analysis
  • Managing change during the operation of the contract
  • Political, environmental and physical factors
  • Financial and technical risks
  • Pre-contract risk planning
  • Post-contract risk management
  • Off-loading or sharing risk

5. Some contract scenarios

  • The enquiry and the bid
  • Time and materials
  • Fixed price
  • Limits of liability
  • Pricing or associated costs

6. Contract terms and conditions

  • How to deal with the ‘small print’
  • Consortia, joint ventures and collaborations
  • Choices of law and jurisdiction
  • Force majeure and its implications
  • Time is of the essence
  • What’s on the back of the purchase order
  • Ways of arguing over terms

7. Effective administration techniques

  • What is the purpose of the contracts function?
  • The extent of its involvement; what is needed?
  • The culture of the enterprise
  • Terms of reference
  • Early warning systems
  • Some maxims of contract administration
  • Post mortems
  • Getting known and respected

8. Sharpening your negotiating skills – getting the most out of contracts

  • Who are the best negotiators?
  • Planning to negotiate
  • What and how to negotiate
  • Essentials of negotiation
  • The principled negotiator
  • Negotiating in teams
  • Getting to win / win
  • Closing a deal

9. How to resolve disputes by mediation

  • Why mediate?
  • When to mediate
  • Skills of a party at mediation
  • How to achieve a successful outcome at a mediation

10. How to obtain legal remedies

  • The advantages and disadvantages of litigation and ADR
  • Choosing the appropriate method of redress
  • Obtaining redress while the contract is operating
  • Confidentiality
  • Obtaining a final solution
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Contract Management – Open Course

We run the Contract Management course regularly in London throughout the year.

Click on any of the tabs below to find out more about our Contract Management 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 Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June 2019.

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

Rebecca Attree

“Rebecca 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 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Best course I have been on. Rebecca was an excellent trainer – so much knowledge and experience. I will definitely recommend to anyone.”
Alison Davies, Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd. 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“I found the course very helpful and comprehensive, I will certainly apply what I’ve learned into my role. Rebecca made the training very interesting and easy to understand, there was a lot of interaction. 5 stars!”.
Rita Ferreira, Thames Water 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

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

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 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. She has particular expertise in advising on cross-border agreements that raise issues of applicable law and jurisdiction.

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., corporate law, joint ventures, comparative law, agency, distribution, intellectual property, research and development, competition law, mediation, and dispute resolution.

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 two-day training programme is priced at £899 +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 contract management 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 management 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 contract management practitioners on what managing contracts 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: 19-20 June 19

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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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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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