3-day Drafting Commercial Contracts

A practical interactive three day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements. This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training of the key drafting skills

18-20 Jun 2019

& 15-17 Jun 2020

GBP 1,699
EUR 2,379
USD 2,650

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Course overview

Draft clear and concise commercial agreements that meet the challenges of today’s commercial environment

This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training of the key drafting skills needed to create transparent and direct contracts that deliver on a legal and commercial level.

Who should attend?
  • In house lawyers
  • Solicitors in private practice
  • Legal and para-legal executives
  • Commercial directors and managers
  • Contracts managers

Programme at a glance...

Part 1 – Drafting, Structure and Fundation of Contracts

The legal framework of a contract

Commercial contract format and structure – Part 1

Commercial contract format and structure – Part 2

PRACTICAL EXERCISE

  • Examining a sample agreement
  • Checking errors of form and clarity in contracts

Ancillary documentation and contracts

Terms: implied, express and standard

Drafting techniques – Part 1: the easy but not well- known stuff

PRACTICAL EXERCISE

  • Modern drafting

Drafting techniques – Part 2: the hard stuff and not well-known stuff

Exclusion and limitation clauses

Part 2 – Drafting Legal Clauses

Introduction to Boilerplate

Transferring contractual rights and obligations

Welded Boilerplate

Payments and interest

Confidentiality clauses

Term and termination; entire agreement clauses; governing law, jurisdiction and dispute resolution clauses (77)

Other miscellaneous boilerplate

PRACTICAL DRAFTING WORKSHOP

  • Anglicisation

Presenter's firm

Hill Dickinson logo
 
Hill Dickinson is a leading and award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. As a full service law firm, it delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of dispute resolution.
Its commitment is to provide a fast and efficient service wherever its clients operate. As its business has grown and diversified, it has recognised the strength and importance of the principles held by its people; putting clients first and operating as one team to realise its goals and share its success. These principles have formed the foundation of its culture and the way its lawyers interact with one another and the firm’s clients. They are what distinguish it and are vital to its future.

The firm is on the panel of a number of national and international organisations and regularly competes against many of the City firms. In recent months they have been able to win a number of panel reviews against City firms.

Clients of the firm include

• Carrs Milling Industries • Co-operative Group • CRH Group • Elstree Film Studios • Halewood International • Health Education England • Iceland Foods • Johnson & Johnson plc • Lavinia Corporation • Lloyds Bank • National Express • Odeon Cinemas • Peel Group • Stobart Group • United Utilities plc • Zeneca Group.

To find out more out what Hill Dickinson can do for you click HERE.

Presenter

Mark Weston

Mark Weston is a partner at Hill Dickinson LLP where he is Head of Commercial Law (London), Information Technology Law and, Intellectual Property Law. Mark joined the firm in 2016 from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP where for 12 years he was a partner and Head of the Commercial, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group, before which he spent several years at Baker McKenzie. Mark’s practice covers both non-contentious and contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, Internet, digital and privacy/data law. He specialises in commercial and tech issues. He has extensive experience in-house, having been seconded in the past to Hewlett Packard and new technology companies. His practice covers all sorts of commercial areas (including distribution, agency, franchising, sales and marketing strategies, advice and documentation) as well as extensive IT niches including advising clients regarding hardware and software issues (including SaaS, cloud, development, licensing, maintenance and distribution), solutions for and methods of transacting on the Internet, electronic commerce including B2B, B2C and B2G, S-commerce and M-commerce, social media, strategies to minimise or maximise liability and carry out compliance audits, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, company IT policies and data protection (privacy) issues. He also has experience in IT litigation (and different alternative dispute resolution techniques). Mark writes various books on his specialist topics and is an editor and contributor to several publications and articles and lectures at numerous commercial, IP and IT-related conferences and training programmes. Mark appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator.

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • CPD certificate of attendance: 18.00 hours

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18-20 Jun 2019
18-20 Jun 2019 Cavendish Hotel, London GBP 1,699.00
EUR 2,379.00
USD 2,650.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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15-17 Jun 2020
15-17 Jun 2020 Venue not yet confirmed
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Mark is excellent. His understanding of the law is inspiring. I really enjoyed his delivery.

Chantelle Jones, Advisor, Medivet Group Ltd

Mark is able to distill complex legal concepts into practical and commerical terms.

Andrew Holt, Trainee Solicitor, IPG

He was very professional with an excellent sense of humour. I have been to many commercial contract courses over the years. This one was by far the best - incredible information and tremendously enjoyable too!

Charles Oliver , Legal Counsel , URENCO Ltd

A good alignment with my current role at Subsea 7

Ian George Morrison, Commercial & Contracts Manager, Subsea 7

Very professional and clearly very knowledgable about the subject matter. Very good content, very thorough, great handouts.

Jo Lardent, Group Commercial Director, Vertas Group Limited

Excellent course every in-house lawyer should visit at some point during their career. Makes heavy topics easily understandable. Definitely recommend it.

Minakshi Werner-Bakker, Senior Legal Counsel, TMF Group B.V.

Excellent course, I would recommend it

Krystal Daniel, Corporate Legal Officer, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago

Professional and to the point

Maria Michael, General Manager, Vassiliades & Co (UK) Limited

Comprehensive content, a little fast paced at points, excellent speaker and knowledgable, responses to questions.

Nikki Kellie, Contractual Governance Manager, Electrocomponents PLC

My opinion overall on the course is that the content, presentation and speaker were "spot on". I would certainly recommend the course to my colleagues.

Samantha Fox, In House Counsel, Samantha Fox & Co.

Well organised, very practical and an excellent speaker.

José Luis Saragoça, Legal Director, NAV Portugal, E.P.E.

Good content good speaker, I have learnt a lot!

Madelon Geers, Legal Counsel, Naspers

Mark had a lot of examples which were very useful, he was clear and has a lot of knowledge

Madelon Geers, Legal Counsel, Naspers

Very informative and easy to understand. Mark is an excellent speaker and the materials brought his teaching to life.

Noel Hedges, Contracts Manager, Huntswood CTC Limited

Good content

Shareen Gault, General Counsel and Company Secretary , ORE Catapult

Pragmatic course which was interesting and relevant for my role as in-house counsel with an international company

Aoife Robinson, Solicitor, SMBC Aviation Capital

Good pace, interesting speaker with good capabilities to keep you up with the story and content

Eva Hoftijzer, legal counsel, Huisman Equipment

Excellent

Caroline Glynn, , Chanelle Medical

The speaker kept everyone engaged and I achieved what I set out to do. Which was to learn and understand more about contacts and contract law.

Richard Robinson, , Cobham Antenna Systems

Very good, Very concise

Ashley Davine, Commercial Manager, APT SkiData Limited

This was very well structured with varied content and a highly engaging speaker

Sally Bates, Wordings Specialist , AEGIS Managing Agency

Concise, clear, excellent

Steven Kaufman, Global Business Development Lead, Bespak Europe Ltd

Expert speaker, excellent delivery of very well-designed content

Izabella Szadkowska, Partner, AL TAMIMI & CO

It was an absolutely brilliant 3 days of intense information

Courtney Creighton, Procurement Manager, Provident Financial Group

Comprehensive topic coverage, clear materials, excellent delivery of top notch know-how

Izabella Szadkowska, Partner, AL TAMIMI & CO

I would recommend strongly. It was just perfect.

Julien Fournie, Contract Manager, Panalytical

Really enjoyed, very informative and professional

Claire Snowden, Trainee Buyer, Provident Financial

Excellent presentation of complex law in a practical manner

Matthew Colbourne , Solicitor , Das Law

Mark is an excellent presenter, there was not one question he couldn't answer.

Samantha Oxford, , King's College London

I will recommend this course to any contract manager and sales manager within my organization. The presentation given allows a very wide overview of the common law rules and traps.

Sebastien Barbet, Contracts Manager, Single Buoy Moorings Bureau D'Etudes SAM

Very happy about the course. I will recommend it to others.

Justina Kutkauskaite, Legal Counsel Europe, Aptargroup UK Holdings Limited

The speaker appeared confident and enthusiastic. His presentation of the material was clear and systematic. I was really impressed by his professionalism and expertise.

Natalia Spiridonova, , Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners LLC

Speaker particularly competent and available to questions, slides very precise, full of practical examples.

Arnaud Legros, Legal Consultant, DASSAULT AVIATION

Speaker Mr.Mark Weston explained very clearly every part. Accommodation and facilities were nice.

Josipa Vucenovic, In-House Lawyer, BRODOSPAS, Split, Croatia

Excellent. Pace very fast but content was excellent and speaker excellent. Explanations were really good.

Lola Oke, , Nigerian Bottling Company Limited

Mark Weston is an excellent presenter, an expert in his field knowing his subject well, with the modules all joining together.

Sandie Richardson, Insurance Manager and Assistant Company Secretary, Bristow Helicopters Ltd

The speaker is very qualified and he knows how to control the audience

Amna Alabdi, Legal Counsel, Qatar Foundation

I am very satisfied with the course in total.

Sanja Macanovic, Coordinator – Foreign Companies, BRODOSPAS, Split, Croatia

Excellent

Alix Ferran, Contract Specialist, Amadeus SAS

Excellent! Pace was very fast but the course content was excellent and the speaker excellent. Explanations were really good.

Lola Oke, , Nigerian Bottling Company Limited

Recommend for everyone who wants to learn about common law and drafting techniques in a most efficient way.

Clemens Poelzelbauer, Legal Counsel, Tipico Co. Ltd.

The course is well structured and comprehensive content. For a non-lawyer like me, it was perfectly pitched. Mark was great.

Beatrice Mikuzi, Contracts Manager, The Francis Crick Institute

It was really good

Jose Rufino Torija Marti, In-House Lawyer, Corporación Medichem, SL

Course was excellent; very good materials, excellent and informative presenter. Really good information - would as mentioned above be good to have the opportunity to practice the skills as we went along. Great to have a mix of people of different nationalities.

Jo Lewis, Legal Services Manager, Shanks Waste Management

For me, as a non-lawyer: Very good introduction to the most important matter you need to know about common law

Franziska Erkelens, Secretary/Administrative Assistant, European Space Agency

Very informative, easy to understand.

Vahid Mursaliyev, Legal Affairs and General Administration Department Head, Azercell Telecom LLC

Very pleasant and clearly presented - not at all boring

Nick Mortram, Commercial Contracts Manager, ITW Ltd t/a Avery Weigh-Tronix

Mark was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable and approachable! Fantastic course!

Morgan Mulay, Group Lawyer, The Monarch Group

Marc Weston is an incredible professional that made one thing very clear to all of us: he knows what he is talking about, very well indeed. Both, as a Lawyer as well as a Trainer. Behind his humble smile and courteous manners, it is impossible to not grasp his impressive professional standing at glance. He is simply terrific. He spoke with clear competence for 3 full days non stop; we had the room to think and brainstorm with him and, at the same time, he pushed the clock to give us as much information as possible in the tide schedule. Worth for the money, and great experience. No doubt about it. Most importantly, he took us by the hand and led us through the differences between the “international” law framework (and contractual differences) and the English system when operating in the UK. Nowadays, where the business is global, this was very appreciated by all attendees. Thumb up for the Course and the Speaker. Thanks.

Ernesto Pravisano, Legal Counsel, DENSO Europe B.V.