About the Course
Contractual mistakes cost organisations countless thousands, even millions of dollars. As someone who manages, reviews or enters into commercial contracts as part of your daily role, mitigating the risk of these mistakes is a priority.
Konnect Learning’s Contract Law for Non-Lawyers will give you the practical tools and understanding to mitigate contractual risks, effectively draft content and lock-in contracts that promote best outcomes for your company.
Who Should Attend
Konnect Learning’s Contract Law for Non-Lawyers is designed for professionals who regularly encounter contracts in their daily role or through the operation of their business. This includes, but is not limited to, managers, chief officers, directors with responsibilities including:
- Commercial issues
- Business development
- Office supply and coordination
Basics of contract law, drafting and formation
• Common myths and false assumptions about contracts
• Understanding when a contract is in place – when is there a contract?
• Elements of contract
• Offer, acceptance, consideration, intention, certainty and capacity in contract
• The basics of contract drafting
• Legalese v plain English writing
• Overcoming problems by identifying and understanding difficult clauses
Exercise: Participants will split into small groups and identify problems in a contract formation situation, then discuss how these problems should be avoided.
Best practice tendering and procurement processes
• Common legal and probity risks in procurement – Identifying the potential issues
• Recent case law on tendering and what this means for you
• The ‘process contract’ - what this is, when this is created, and what this means as a matter of practicality
• Minimising common legal and probity risks in procurement
Problematic contractual clauses and mitigating risk
• Anticipate potential problems by identifying common but difficult contractual clauses
• Understand liquidated damages, termination for convenience, indemnities, consequential loss, force majeure, insurance (including doctrine of subrogation) and other common contractual clauses
• How to manage and otherwise reduce contractual risk through effective negotiation and drafting
• Error avoidance through understanding the ‘ins and outs’ of common termination provisions
• Analyse when contract clauses are not valid or not enforceable
Dispute resolution and resolving contractual breaches
• Understand the remedies available and the different methods of dispute resolution when things go wrong
• Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) - how to avoid going to court and costly litigation
Exercise: Participants will partake in an interactive exercise to simulate a real-life mediation, highlighting concepts such as the real cost of litigation, the impact on business relationships and the role that alternative dispute resolution can have.
5:00 Close of Seminar
About the Trainer
Alan is one of the partners managing Nexus’ central office. He is a highly experienced and well respected corporate and commercial lawyer bringing 17 years’ experience in private practice, working with clients across Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and the South Pacific. He is the former head of Australian Lawyers Network, which merged with Nexus in 2016.
Alan is passionate about providing SMEs, national and international companies practical, commercially driven solutions to every facet of modern business and regulatory compliance and regularly advises companies in strategic acquisitions, business succession and dispute resolution.
ABOUT THE LAW FIRM: As recognised innovators in the legal industry, Nexus Law Group is structured to deliver value to both clients and lawyers. Their unique structure is designed to bring clients top-tier legal skill at significantly lower cost than the top tier. They are one of the few law firms that are structured in this way. We also recognise and build on their traditional firm roots but are passionate about changing the industry for the better we do this with a focus on real value, not merely the perception of it.
Price & Booking Details
FIRST IN RATE
$999 plus GST Super Sneaky Rate, if you register and pay before 29th November
EARLY BIRD RATE
$1099 plus GST Early Bird Rate, if you register and pay before 25th January
$1199 plus GST Standard Rate, if you register and pay AFTER 25th January
Cliftons Training Centre
60 Margaret Street
Sydney NSW 2000