Commercial Contracts for Non-Lawyers

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Overview

Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).

Commercial agreements play a vital role in achieving successful business results.

If you’re involved in commercial contracting or deal with external parties at any level, you need to be aware of the legal implications to ensure you don’t expose your organisation to unnecessary risk.

This popular workshop has been specifically designed for non-lawyers who need to learn the fundamental legal elements of commercial contracts.

Who should attend our Commercial Contracts for Non-Lawyers workshop?

  • People who work with agreements on a routine basis without understanding the reasons and risks associated with the underlying principles
  • General business operators, procurement officers, commercial contract administrators and lease managers.

No previous legal training is required, merely an exposure to general corporate commercial operations.

What we'll cover
  • Contract fundamentals
    • How contracts are created
    • When is a contract created and what is required?
  • Standard term contracts – the role and uses
    • What is their normal structure?
    • What are the typical traps?
  • The impact of statutes and other regulatory industry code requirements
  • An analysis of your business
    • Your requirements and obligations
    • How to implement the effective use of contracts
    • Steps for contractual administration
  • An illustration of how to help yourself
    • Drafting exercises
    • The role of plain language
    • The market expectations
    • The role and use of boilerplate terms
    • How to look for collateral issues (eg. GST, consumer obligations, insurance)
    • When to get help
  • Breaches, remedies and liabilities
    • What are the consequences of a breach and what are the remedies?
    • What is the interaction between contractual and tortious liabilities?
What you'll learn
  • A basic knowledge of the principles underlying commercial contracts
  • Skills for the practical application of those principles in day-to-day business dealings
  • The fundamentals of drafting contracts and analysis of contractual risks.
Event Details
Dates:
Brisbane: 28 February 2020| 21 April 2020|
23 June 2020| 20 August 2020|
27 October 2020| 1 December 2020

Sydney:
3 March 2020| 12 May 2020|
28 July 2020| 15 September 2020|
17 November 2020
Time:
8.15am for 8.30am - 4.45pm
Cost:
Inc GST
$1,395 per person
$1,256 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,186 per person if in a group of three or more 
Venues:
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street

Clayton Utz Sydney

Level 15, 1 Bligh Street

Further Information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email client.training@claytonutz.com

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What our clients say about our Commercial Contracts for Non-Lawyers workshop

"Who thought anyone could make Contract Law enjoyable and entertaining!  Education at its best."


”Excellent delivery and examples most relevant; sheds a new light on administrations of contracts."


"Easy to understand by providing great examples and giving it a realistic approach."


"Tony made the material relevant and interesting.  Excellent trainer.  Good level of detail where necessary and real world examples."


Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.

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