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Understanding contract law when negotiating business deals

Understanding contract law when negotiating business deals


Understanding contract law can be a challenge for directors, managers and staff who have to structure and negotiate new deals without legal training or assistance. What might appear a good deal from a commercial perspective may not be such a good deal in terms of your legal risk and exposure.

This course will give you the basics necessary to understand how contracts work in a commercial context, help ensure you don’t get tripped up and assist you in negotiating the best possible deal for your business in terms of your legal obligations and potential liabilities.

Crispin Dick, LLP Partner has been advising clients on a wide range of commercial contracts for 18 years and spent the first 14 years of his career at London firms. Emily Sadler is an experienced solicitor specialising in contract law.

Course Outline

Forming a contract

  • 4 necessary elements
  • Incorporation
  • Battle of the forms
  • Case study

Terms of a contract

  • Express
  • Implied
  • Conduct
  • Demystifying legal phrases

Liability and remedies

  • Breach of contract
  • Tort – misrepresentation
  • Remedies

Exclusion clauses

  • Limiting your liability – how far can you go?
  • Statutory controls
  • Drafting tips


  • Advantages
  • Risks
  • Legal issues

Business defense

  • Key messages to take away

Who should attend?

This essential training is aimed at anyone with responsibility for negotiating and entering into contracts.


£75 + VAT per person

*  £750 + VAT per organisation (for 30 attendees or less – £75 + VAT per additional delegate)

** Please note all our training sessions are non-refundable but places are transferable.

“Very well presented – both content and delivery”

Register Interest

Time: 1:40 PM—4:00 PM

Location: Paris Smith LLP

Cost: £75 + VAT per person
£750 + VAT per organisation (at your offices) *