Introduction to Contract Law

Invaluable for anyone engaged in creating business contracts, this course will help prepare you to write and negotiate contracts that protect your company from commercial risk.

Course overview

Many of us unwittingly enter into contracts every day of our lives – when we leave our car in a car park, when we take a train or bus journey or when we shop. Entering into a business contract is altogether more complex and the implications of getting it wrong can have far reaching effects on the profitability of your business.

Who should attend

This course is invaluable for anyone engaged in creating business contracts, from engineers or project managers making their own procurement decisions to purchasing and contracts staff.

Course objectives

  • Understand the origin and legal reasoning behind many of the contract clauses and  terminology you use and understand why terms are couched in the way they are.
  • Be better prepared to write and negotiate contract arrangements that provide sufficient protection to your company.
  • Understand some of the core doctrines within English contract law such as the sanctity of contract, the privity of contract, the concept of reasonableness and how these have adapted over recent years.
  • Identify the critical elements required to create a legally binding contract enforceable by law.
  • Avoid ‘Battle of the Forms’ disputes.
  • Recognise the difference between a condition and a warranty and the differing remedies that may apply in the event of a breach of contract.
  • Understand the legality of exclusion and limitation clauses.
  • Understand contract performance, discharge and breach clauses.
  • Recognise the different situations which may lead to early contract termination, such as frustration, repudiation and rescission.

Course dates and registration

Venue Dates Ref. no. Status
London 06 April 2017 COLDLO Register online book by 06 February for early bird rate
Bristol 14 June 2017 COLFBR Register online book by 14 April for early bird rate
London 04 October 2017 COLJLO Register online book by 04 August for early bird rate
Manchester 05 December 2017 COLLMA Register online book by 05 October for early bird rate

Booking form

Note: please use the above booking form to book multiple delegates or if paying by bank transfer or cheque.


Members £549 + VAT (£109.80) Total £658.80
Non-members £649 + VAT (£129.80) Total £778.80

Early booking discount (two months in advance)

Members £499 + VAT (£99.80) Total £598.80
Non-members £599 + VAT (£119.80) Total £718.80

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