What’s it about?
This course is for people without a legal background who have to deal with contracts in their business life. We will explain some of the basics and address some of the pitfalls for the unwary. It can be a half- or full-day course, depending on the detail you need.
Who should attend?
This course is for you if you:
- are not a lawyer but find yourself having to draft, review or negotiate contracts
- would like to know more about the nuts and bolts of English contract law
- would like to know how to create a binding contract and to understand the purpose of the key clauses in an agreement.
What does it cover?
- What is a contract, and what makes it legally binding?
- Who can sign contracts?
- What do “without prejudice” and “subject to contract” actually mean?
- Different types of contracts – oral, written, framework, standard terms and conditions
- Letters of intent
- An introduction to key terms including parties, dates, subject matter, price, payment, deliveries, title and risk, warranties, termination and many more
We do plenty of exercises to test and embed the learning.