Commercial Contracts for Non-Lawyers


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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

20 June (Full | Register for waitlist)
17 October

20 July | 9 November

8.15am for 8.30am - 4.45pm
$1,500 per person
$1,350 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,275 per person if in a group of three or more 
Further Information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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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."

”Very engaging, knowledgeable and interactive with the class. Thoroughly enjoyed the content, look forward to the advanced class."

"Tony definitely knows this area very well and explains thing very well."

"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.