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21 November 2019

Understanding contracts - an overview for non-lawyers

Category: MASTER COURSE

This course provides a jargon free overview of the issues commonly found in Business to Business Contracts from the perspectives of both Supplier and Buyer. Delegates will look at relevant commercial and legal considerations by topic as well as gaining a series of drafting tips. This is then supplemented by a series of practical exercises designed to apply your knowledge and build your confidence in dealing with contracts in the future.

Who should attend?
This course will be of benefit to all members of the following departments: 

  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • Business Development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Commercial managers 

What you will gain
If you have dealings with contracts and really feel you ought to understand the legal requirements and potential consequences and pitfalls this course will enable you to do so.
Presented by a very experienced contract specialist lawyer but brought down to earth in a realistic and engaging way. Your questions will be answered and your knowledge will increase.

Programme outline
By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the key issues concerning contract formation including offer acceptance and the 'battle of the forms' and apply this to factual scenarios.
  • Recognise the key terminology used in contracts.
  • Comprehend and analyse the key provisions contained in a Business to Business Contract from the perspective of both Buyer and Supplier
  • Describe the key concepts concerning price and payment.
  • Distinguish between the requirements of best endeavours, all reasonable endeavours and reasonable endeavours.
  • Describe the implied terms of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and understand their significance.
  • Analyse the issues surrounding the drafting of exclusion clauses.
  • Comprehend the significance of warranties and indemnities.
  • Understand the methods by which a contract can be terminated and the need to provide for consequences of termination.
  • Review and revise the content of a Business to Business Contract

The course starts at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included. 
6 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
21 November 2019 - 09:30 Manchester Price: GBP 455.00
Member price: £410. Plus VAT on all prices.
9 December 2019 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 455.00
Member price: £410. Plus VAT on all prices.
11 March 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 455.00
Member price: £410. Plus VAT on all prices.
2 July 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 455.00
Member price: £410. Plus VAT on all prices.
14 September 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 455.00
Member price: £410. Plus VAT on all prices.
26 November 2020 - 09:30 Manchester Price: GBP 455.00
Member price: £410. Plus VAT on all prices.
7 December 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 455.00
Member price: £410. Plus VAT on all prices.

Understanding contracts - an overview for non-lawyers

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In-house training 
We can develop tailored training programmes to enhance the finance and business skills of staff across your organisation. To discuss how we can meet your learning and development needs please email us.

Find out more 
If you have any queries please email cima@bpp.com or phone us on: +44 (0)3300 603400.

The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

This course will be delivered by BPP Professional Education Limited (“BPP”).  Accordingly, when you sign up for this course, CIMA will pass on the contact details you have provided to BPP so that they can contact you to complete your booking and process payment.  BPP will process any personal information it collects about you in accordance with its privacy policy, which is available at: http://www.bpp.com/professional-education/privacy

The information provided to BPP will not be used by BPP for marketing purposes.

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