Effective Contract Management

An In-house training programme for contract management and administration teams.

Course Overview

This interactive In-house programme examines the contract after it has been signed, when it cannot be revised and has to be implemented as written. It focuses on giving your contracts team the necessary knowledge, tools and processes to be able to read and review contracts, which they were not involved in writing and therefore may be unclear as to what the intended interpretation was of each clause.

They will learn how to apply a logical, systematic and comprehensive approach to reading, managing and implementing a contract so that they are confident, and they fully appreciate what them and the other contracting party(ies), to satisfy the legal obligations laid out in the contract.

To find out more call our In-house Training Team on +44 (0)20 7729 6677 or email us at info@falconbury.co.uk or use our contact form and find out how we can help. There are no commitments, and if we cannot help our advice and recommendations are free of charge.

Sample Programme

Day one

Module one: Before work commences – Reviewing the contract

Ensuring your contract is legally binding to deliver protection intended in a court of law

Checking the procedural clauses

Reviewing the express terms and identifying if, and how, they amend or deviate from implied terms
Establishing clarity of promises of contracting parties

Day two

Understanding the consequences

Managing the commercial risk

Module two: Pro-active management of commercial risks after commencement

Making contingency plans

Ensuring you keep to budget and satisfy contractual obligations

Recommended Trainer

Catherine Hurst is an independent consultant and trainer in the contract and commercial fields. She was formerly a Commercial Manager at BAe Systems, following previous contract / commercial roles with GEC and Siemens. She has extensive practical experience of: bid management; contract negotiation; contract & subcontract management; and commercial risk management, both with UK and overseas customers and suppliers, in the private and public sectors.
She is highly experienced and a very popular trainer, having a style which brings a potentially stale subject to life, creating interest and stimulating the enthusiasm of attending delegates.
Some of the organisations Catherine has successfully undertaken training for to date, include: Exeter University, Newcastle University, United Utilities, Vertex, Hitachi, Stonham housing association (Home Group), Metropolitan police, ABB, Co-op, Pall Europe, QinetiQ, Honeywell Aerospace, Complinet, Jungheinrich, Infraco, Silvertown, Carisle Process Systems, Balfour Beatty, Corillion Rail, Seeboard, Bristol Myers Squibb.