Working for equitable contracts and fair payment terms

Introduction to Contracts

Course length: 1 day

Suitable for

Staff with involvement in any aspect of building or civil engineering contracts, subcontracts or supply contracts

Provides

A detailed grounding in the essential elements of contract law and procedures. Particular emphasis on the formation of contracts

About the course

REVIEWS

  • Practical aspects of how contracts are formed
  • Guidance on how to monitor and control the pre-contract ‘battle of forms’
  • How to understand the key provisions of the contract
  • Includes a very useful simple system for keeping track of the formation of contracts

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key points and potential pitfalls in the formation and performance of contracts
  • Particular focus to specialist construction work

COURSE CONTENT

  • English law
  • Contract law
  • How a contract is formed
  • Offer
  • Acceptance
  • Consideration
  • Monitoring the formation of contracts
  • Analysing when a contract is formed
  • Analysing what a contract consists of
  • Implied terms
  • Exclusion clauses
  • Who is a contract between?
  • How can a contract be discharged?
  • Limitation periods and deeds
  • A typical contract checklist
  • Invalidity of contracts
  • Key subcontract provisions

Course dates

Date: 16 May, 2024

Course price

Member £ 220.00 + VAT
Non-member £ 270.00 + VAT

Course booking Terms and Conditions

  1. All course fees are payable in full at time of reservation unless agreed otherwise.
  2. A refund of 60% of the amount paid will be made in the event of receipt of written cancellation at least THREE weeks prior to the date of the course. No refund can be made on cancellation thereafter.
  3. Substitution of delegates (from the same company/firm) can be made at any time prior to the start of the course.
  4. All course documentation is provided solely for the private training and study purposes of individual delegates. Copyright is reserved on all material prepared and provided by the Confederation of Construction Specialists
  5. The Confederation of Construction Specialists reserves the right to make any alterations to course arrangements necessitated by circumstances beyond its control.
  6. Construction Contractual Dispute Avoidance Programme – candidates must pass all of the courses to be awarded the programme’s certificate. 

Terms of application

  1. We/I hereby apply for Associate Membership of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.
  2. We/I understand that Associate Membership does not confer voting rights under the Confederation’s constitution.
  3. We/I understand that when the Confederation refers a member company to an Associate, any advice or help given is under the Associate’s own PI Insurance.
  4. We/I agree that this application will not be approved until the Management Committee has been granted an opportunity to comment on the application.
  5. We/I undertake to fully comply with and be bound by the Constitution and Code of Practice on admission to membership of the Confederation.
  6. We/I have understand that notice of intended resignation from membership must be provided, in writing, to the Confederation’s administrative office at least two months in advance of the membership renewal date.
  7. We/I have noted that as an Associate Member we/I will pay the annual subscription of £270 + VAT.

Terms of application

  1. We/I hereby apply for Contractor Membership of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.
  2. We/I understand that Contractor Membership confers voting rights under the Confederation’s constitution.
  3. We/I understand that when the Confederation refers a member company to an Associate, any advice or help given is under the Associate’s own PI Insurance.
  4. We/I agree that this application will not be approved until the Management Committee has been granted an opportunity to comment on the application.
  5. We/I undertake to fully comply with and be bound by the Constitution and Code of Practice on admission to membership of the Confederation.
  6. We/I have understand that notice of intended resignation from membership must be provided, in writing, to the Confederation’s administrative office at least two months in advance of the membership renewal date.
  7. We/I have noted that as a Contractor Member we/I will pay the annual subscription according to the turnover bands shown below. (Select one.)