Business and Contract Law

A two-day no-nonsense plain English practical course to get-to-grips with business and contract law for busy business executives.

20-21 Jun 2019

& 28-29 Nov 2019 , 3-4 Mar 2020 , 25-26 Jun 2020 , 3-4 Dec 2020

GBP 999
EUR 1,399
USD 1,558

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Course overview

The law and regulations governing business and contract law are increasingly complex and now affect all industries and every type of commercial agreement, from entering into a contract to validity of purchase conditions. If you are involved in commercial contracting or dealing with external parties at any level, you need to grasp the practical legal implications of these relationships to ensure you do not expose your organisation to unnecessary risk. You will also need to protect your company from litigation and anticipate legal pitfalls.

This programme combines up-to-date commercial law with practical methods of translating this law into documentation. It identifies and analyses the different types of contract and how the various statutes affect them, ensuring that you fully understand the impact of current legislation and case law, and looks at how Brexit may affect your contracts. By the end of the course you will be able to recognise and deal confidently with the risks and benefits of commercial contracts.

Who should attend?

  • Contract and commercial managers and engineers
  • Sales and marketing managers
  • Project and procurement managers

And all those involved in the negotiation, drafting and management of commercial business contracts

Programme at a glance...

Day one

Effective contract negotiation


Tools, techniques and terminology when creating a formal contract

Getting to grips with how the law changes what you thought you had agreed to

Managing the contract

Including constructive performance obligations

Bribery and corruption

In this session participants will draft contract terms based on the skills and knowledge developed during the day under the guidance of experts

Day two

When things go wrong and defences to breach of contract – limit contractual risk and damages for your organisation

Termination and dispute resolution

The impact of Brexit on business contracts

In this session participants will practice drafting contract terms and receive practical advise and guidance of how they can develop in this area.

Some typical agreements
This session will review the terms and conditions of some typical agreements to illustrate how to avoid the legal pitfalls and challenges faced

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Drafting and understanding boilerplate clauses


Arun Singh OBE

Arun Singh (Prof) OBE, FRSA is an international lawyer and consultant to an international law firm. He was formerly a partner and head of commercial law at KPMG Legal and partner at Masons (now Pinsent Masons).
Arun has advised on disputes and collaborations in a wide range of jurisdictions including Europe, countries in West and East Africa, India, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Pakistan, Libya, Jordan, Syria, the US, Caribbean, Russia, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Thailand and Singapore. Arun is cited and ranked in the Chambers Guide to the world’s leading lawyers. He concentrates on international investment, joint ventures, licensing of technology, research and development, M&A, energy, outsourcing and corporate governance in developed and emerging markets; he also handles international legal risk management matters. Arun advises a range of international organisations and is a visiting professor in International Business, Leadership and Negotiations at Salford University Business School, senior associate at Oxford University’s Institute of Legal Practice and teaches international leadership and negotiations at the University of Cambridge. He has facilitated programmes in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US.
He is a recognised corporate educator and a non-executive director of two international investment companies – one of which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, chairing the Audit Committee and Investment Committee.
He was appointed an OBE by HM the Queen in January 1999 for services to international trade, investment and intercultural management. Arun is an editor and contributor to a number of publications including Business and Contract Law (a Thorogood Special Report) and How to Lead Smart People – Leadership for Professionals (Profile Books), a facilitator for company programmes and an experienced speaker at international corporate conferences.

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • Certificate

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20-21 Jun 2019
20-21 Jun 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 999.00
EUR 1,399.00
USD 1,558.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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28-29 Nov 2019
28-29 Nov 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton London-West End, London GBP 999.00
EUR 1,399.00
USD 1,558.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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EUR 1,119.00
USD 1,246.00
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25-26 Jun 2020
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All mentioned were very good and I would recommend this course to a colleague

Jamie Hammond, Project Engineer, Trinity House

Very good broad range of content covered. A knowledgable and accessible format

Sam Welburn, Buyer Indirects, Aunt Bessie's Ltd

Well organised
Focused approach
Easy to follow as a non-lawyer

Zahra Sadruddin, Commercial Manager, Syner-Med PP Ltd

Overall satisfied with all aspects

Adam Dziamarski, Commercial Manager, Clesse UK Ltd

Good practical knowledge

Joe Oughtred, Senior Buyer Indirects, Aunt Bessie's Ltd

Excellent course with very detailed content. Arun was an excellent presenter and clearly had a wealth of knowledge

Charlotte Cullum, Category Buyer, William Jackson Food Group

Very personable, engaging and attained my interest. Speaker didn't rely on slides and augmented content with interesting examples.

Sophie Franks, Senior Commercial Officer, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

This course has been very worthwhile. The content will be put into practise and the speaker was excellent

Mustafa Roumani, International Business Manager, Oxford Immunotec Global PLC

Excellent, really well taught and informative. Great opportunities to discuss and have questions answered.

Ade Adedapo, Corporate Legal Services Manager, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

An excellent course for any level of professional dealing with contracts. A real beneficial eye-opener.

Phil Hawtin, Project Engineer, Trinity House

Overall very informative

Beryl Short, Business Development Manager, PHE


Beenu Ravi-Krishna, Sourcing Specialist, Cognitive Tech Solutions Ltd

I was very happy, the speaker has an impressive background knowledge and would explain things really well. Overall very nice atmosphere throughout the course

Sarah Goetz, Contract Manager, Bachem AG

Overall enjoyable and informative

Gavin Shillingford, General Manager, Global Fire and Security

Course contents covered almost everything in detail. The speaker delivered in a very effect manner

Muhammad Naeem, Company Secretary, Shifa International Hospitals Ltd.

The speaker is very engaging. A lovely gent. The content is very clear and I found it very helpful and interesting

Michele Humphreys, Customer Service Supervisor, Armstrong Fluid Technology Ltd

Excellent content and pace. Arun was very knowledgable and easy to understand.

Kelly Rowland, Finance Manager, Saipem Limited

Great course. Fantastic speaker and great material presentation.

Vitalii Kacherovskyi, Legal affairs Counselor, Kyivstar JSC

As above. Well presented, engaging facilitator, clear presentation of the subject matter.

Anna Kerr, , L-3 MSUK

In general the course increases your level and resolves your doubts.

Xavier Salas, Lawyer, Invent Farma Holding Spain S.L

Speaker was well spoken, maybe more examples and demo from career.

Elizabeth Bolduc, , Utoledo

Great content, Very informative, engaging, great atmosphere, good visuals with hand-outs.

Jessica Phillips, , L-3 MSUK

He was great, would recommend to others.

Vitalii Kacherovskyi, Legal affairs Counselor, Kyivstar JSC

Very comprehensive. Mr. Singh was a clear speaker.

Anthony Garcia, Law Student, Utoledo

Excellent course, good pace and interesting presenter

Dylan Murphy, , Drivetribe

Content ok - Understand it has to cover average of views. Presentation and speaker, very engaging.

Patricia Duncan, Account Manager, Trilogy Writing & Consulting GmbH

Good interactive presenting with real life examples

Michelle Loader, Contract Manager, Kent County Supplies

Speaker was very knowledgable in his area. Kept the audience attentive (even after lunch).

Khine Oo, Risk and Compliance Manager, Grace Foods (UK)

The course was a brilliant and detailed insight into the practicality of contract law in the day to day business. The presentations skills and knowledge are second to none.

Rubiya Karim, Senior Registrations Technician , Fiscal Reps Ltd

Well presented with good 'to the point' context

Willie Roberts , Field Service Manager , FMC Kongsberg Services Limited

Overall very thorough and concise. Perhaps not enough time.

Adrienne Smith, Bids and Contracts Manager, Bausch + Lomb UK Ltd.

Easy but informative presentation. Content was enough to inform.

Paul Hardman, , ABM United Kingdom Limited

The course was very useful and good for practice. The content book that we received could have been a shorter version of the program.

Megdad Hocine, Contract Administrator, ConocoPhillips Algeria Ltd

I would most definitely be interested in other courses led by Arun as his knowledge and unique way of describing the law was very interactive and enjoyable. I come from a recruitment background so the only negative comment was that it wasn't more in tune with the line of work I do.

Angela Holmes, Office Manager, Intuition-IT Solutions Limited

A fast paced well presented course

Paul Briggs, Senior Project Engineer, Trinity House

Presentation was excellent. Arun is very knowledgeable and delivers in a clear and fun way.

Angela Holmes, Office Manager, Intuition-IT Solutions Limited

Course was engaging and Arun is very knowledgeable

Zainab Latif, Commercial Director, Smart Solutions Recruitment Ltd

Very good, informative and helpful

Paul Hunter, Project Manager, Dunlop Oil & Marine

Excellent speaker. I would of liked a slight slower pace as it was a lot to cover.

Steve Keddie, Programme Manager , Trinity House

Informative course, excellently presented

Julie Barrington, Contract & Resource Manager, Babcock 4S Limited

Turned quite a dull subject into a very meaningful course.

Paul Collins, Commercial Director, Reynolds

Overall very good but too much for two days

Charles Ratcliffe, , UK Greetings Limited

Very good and useful. Perhaps too much material, it would be better to concentrate on certain issues.

Elena Naumkina, Senior Lawyer, VIY Management LLC

A pleasant way to sharpen the saw, but not much use if you didn't have a saw to be sharpened.

Jonathan Evans, General Sales Manager, Numatic International Ltd

The content was pitched how I needed it. The presenter, Arun Singh was good, using lots of useful methods and example to improve understanding.

Chris Hyde, Commercial Manager, Mott MacDonald Ltd

Great course, the presenter managed to make a dry subject incredibly interactive and interesting.

Sarah Simmonds, Commercial Administrator, L3 Communications MSUK Ltd

Generally very good, points out areas for further research necessary.

Tom Cockshull, Commercial Manager, Moog Components Group

Arun is a very knowledgable and entertaining presenter

Matthew Leyshon, Commercial Manager, Bowmill Engineering Ltd

Very clear explanation of some quite difficult concepts in a simple concise manner by an extremely knowledgeable speaker

Stuart Warren, Legal Affairs & Contract Manager, KDDI Europe Ltd


Neeraj Beeknoo, Associate Director of Finance – Financial Planning, Kings College Trust NHS Foundation Trust

A good course to give an overview of the complexities of contract law

Nic Vincent, Director, Olympus KeyMed

Course content comprehensive, speaker very engaging and dynamic.

Sarah MacLean, Business Manager, Woodford Engineering Consultancy (UK) Ltd

Everything was good and met my expectations

Samira Huseynova, , Azerfon LLC

Engaging broad lively

Charlotte Eastwood, Contracts Assistant , Seajacks UK Limited

Course very good overall, content adapted to the audience which was good but maybe not aligned with the hand-outs. Presentation and speaker very good.

Nick Smith, Contract Director, Houghton plc

I thought the course was very useful, with helpful documentation provided. Arun Singh was engaging and ensured that if we did not understand an element we would go over it again.

Manjit Sanghera, Solicitor, St Andrew's Healthcare

I enjoyed the course and found it interesting

Yulia Ramodina, Juriste, ZAO Deloitte & Touche CIS

The course was really interesting, particularly the speaker who was very dynamic and able to follow up the students. He was great!

Isabel Chumillas , Administration Assistant, Ajilon Finance & Administration B.V

Good content. Great speaker with good presentation skills.

Anne Knyhynyckyj, Procurement Manager, NFT Distribution Ltd

Good course, excellent speaker, sometimes the notes didn't tie into the powerpoint slides used which was frustrating.

Neil Douglass, Financial Controller, RENOLIT CRAMLINGTON Ltd

Content was intense for 2 days but enjoyable. Presentation was extremely professional, through and concise.

Mark Bennett, Commercial Manager, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd

Very useful and enjoyable

Dafydd Tudur, Rights and Information Manager, The National Library of Wales

The speaker covered the course really well in a way that was easy to understand

LYNNE BEEDLE, , RDaSH NHS Foundation Trust

Excellent presenter and content was right for non-legal professionals

David Williams, , Vectura Ltd

All very good

Amanda Randle, Commercial Manager, Geotech

Presentation, made the course interesting and kept everyone involved.

Gillian Gibbs, HR/Contract Specialist, Ultra Electronics AEP Technology Ltd

Some of it was skimmed through. More discussion on areas of uncertainty in meaning ie. "Entire Agreement". Arun very knowledgeable.

Petra Buckley, Commercial Procurement Manager, CIMA

Content very good, difficult to cover all aspects. Presentation was excellent. Speaker broke the course down into manageable chunks.

Paul Chadwick, Contracts Engineer, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd

Presented very well. Good energy levels and very entertaining - loved the American accent!

Paul Field, Car Parks/Business Services Manager , Earls Court & Olympia Ltd

Really valuable and appropriately focused 2 days which will directly support my role and performance

Carl McInerney, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, FHG IPP Logipal

Sufficiently impressed with the service

Robin Dawson, Finance Director, Poupart Ltd

As an engineer the course provides a useful insight contract law and basics that need to be put in place for risk management

Anderson Foster, Mechanical Piping, Total E & P UK

Intensive course with excellent content - however a little too much in depth (in places) for an introductory course

Debbie Brown, Project Buyer, WSP CEL Ltd

Excellent range of topics covered - the speaker was able to tailor the course to answer specific questions raised by the attendees which meant going 'off piste' as well as managing to cover all the agenda topics

Anita Barrett, Managing Director, Atrium Software Ltd

An enjoyable course which has helped with my confidence when dealing with new suppliers and contracts. Excellent speaker who utilised many years of experienced to bring the theory of contracts to life!

Aimee Marshall, Vendor Manager, Virtrium Limited


Okwun Eke, Asst. Legal Manager, Intels Nigeria Limited