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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.

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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3-4 Mar 2020
3-4 Mar 2020 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 999.00
EUR 1,399.00
USD 1,558.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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25-26 Jun 2020
25-26 Jun 2020 Cavendish Hotel, London GBP 999.00
EUR 1,399.00
USD 1,558.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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3-4 Dec 2020
3-4 Dec 2020 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 999.00
EUR 1,399.00
USD 1,558.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
Enrol now
Please note: this event is being organised by our training partner Falconbury; clicking Enrol will take you to falconbury.co.uk to complete your purchase.

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  • ZAO Deloitte & Touche CIS

Very knowledgeable and very good at getting the group to interact and enjoy the days. Very good

Mia Rensch-Jacobsen, Business Operations Manager, Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen A/S

I really liked the course. The material used by Arun Singh was very in depth, and easy to understand for non-lawyers. It was great that we could ask questions throughout the presentation. Arun Singh also knew when to include a joke (vote of the day/ YMCA dance), with made it much more fun and interactive.

Annelies Bertels, Financial Controller, BlowUP media UK Ltd

Best speaker ever. Has a world of knowledge, not only with private practice vs in -house but also english law vs international laws. Related it to each of our companies so that we could use what was learnt in an operational manner.

Prerna Gowrea, Contract Management Specialist, Clarivate Analytics

Excellent in terms of motivating people to participate and ask questions.

Walid Hammami, Supply Chain - Drilling & Exploration, Sasol UK Ltd

I found the course extremely interesting. I have gained more confidence and i feel like i am able to discuss more with my team due to what i have learnt.

Hannah Reed, Legal Team Administrator , Pension Insurance Corporation

Extremely knowledgeable, very interesting and fantastic speaker. I found the course extremely interesting. I have gained more confidence and i feel like i am able to discuss more with my team due to what i have learnt.

Hannah Reed, Legal Team Administrator , Pension Insurance Corporation

Really enjoyed the course. Arun presented in a very engaging manner, quite a feat when presenting to 8 people with highly divergent contract experience and areas of interest.

Jeff Caplan, COO, Transversal Corporation Ltd

Clear, interactive and good subject matter knowledge. A valuable addition to your tool kit for interacting with Lawyers on contract law

Nick Daniels, Head of Business Development, EPC United Kingdom Plc

Good use of visual display, handed out content and interaction with the group. Speaker was able to give accurate feedback to all questions. Very knowledgeable and good teaching skills.

Rajeshver Sharma , Sales Manager , VTG Rail UK Ltd

The course content was relevant, engaging and interactive. Topics that could appear dull were brought to life by Arun and made interesting with examples from real-life experiences. The course content is adapted to the attendees to ensure the most is gained from the course. Questions and experience sharing is encouraged, which highlighted the differences between business sectors and functions, incorporating alternative points of view into the learning material. I would definitely recommend the course to people at any level, who deal with contracts in their job role.

Paige Jenner, Commercial Officer, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (Labs) Ltd

I found this course very useful, full of good knowledge and experience, with dedicated and well prepared speaker. Mr Arun Singh was great during the course. The presentation was seamless and easy to follow. Many thanks!

Ali Alimbekov, Associate at Legal Department, Astana International Financial Centre Authority

[The speaker] was very knowledgeable and was able to deliver legal and practical advise. All in all it was good and I would recommend it

Simon Smith, Financial Controller, ExCeL London

Very knowledgeable. The examples of cases throughout were great and made the course even more interesting. Excellent. Only negative is i would have like it to be longer to digest it further.

Ryan Ward, Commercial Business Analyst, EPC United Kingdom Plc

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

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

Sam Welburn, Buyer Indirects, Aunt Bessie's Ltd

All mentioned were very good and I would recommend this course to a colleague

Jamie Hammond, Project Engineer, Trinity House

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

Zahra Sadruddin, Commercial Manager, Syner-Med PP Ltd

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

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 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

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

Phil Hawtin, Project Engineer, Trinity House

Good practical knowledge

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

Overall satisfied with all aspects

Adam Dziamarski, Commercial Manager, Clesse UK Ltd

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

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

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

Kelly Rowland, Finance Manager, Saipem Limited

He was great, would recommend to others.

Vitalii Kacherovskyi, Legal affairs Counselor, Kyivstar JSC

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

Elizabeth Bolduc, Utoledo

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

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

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

Very comprehensive. Mr. Singh was a clear speaker.

Anthony Garcia, Law Student, Utoledo

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

Jessica Phillips, L-3 MSUK

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

Patricia Duncan, Account Manager, Trilogy Writing & Consulting GmbH

Excellent course, good pace and interesting presenter

Dylan Murphy, Drivetribe

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

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

Good interactive presenting with real life examples

Michelle Loader, Contract Manager, Kent County Supplies

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

Easy but informative presentation. Content was enough to inform.

Paul Hardman, ABM United Kingdom Limited

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.

Very good, informative and helpful

Paul Hunter, Project Manager, Dunlop Oil & Marine

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

Course was engaging and Arun is very knowledgeable

Zainab Latif, Commercial Director, Smart Solutions Recruitment Ltd

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

Informative course, excellently presented

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

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

Angela Holmes, Office Manager, Intuition-IT Solutions Limited

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

Steve Keddie, Programme Manager , Trinity House

A fast paced well presented course

Paul Briggs, Senior Project Engineer, Trinity House

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

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

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

Tom Cockshull, Commercial Manager, Moog Components Group

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

Sarah Simmonds, Commercial Administrator, L3 Communications MSUK Ltd

Arun is a very knowledgable and entertaining presenter

Matthew Leyshon, Commercial Manager, Bowmill Engineering Ltd

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

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

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

Nic Vincent, Director, Olympus KeyMed

Engaging broad lively

Charlotte Eastwood, Contracts Assistant , Seajacks UK Limited


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

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

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 enjoyed the course and found it interesting

Yulia Ramodina, Juriste, ZAO Deloitte & Touche CIS

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

LYNNE BEEDLE, RDaSH NHS Foundation Trust

Good content. Great speaker with good presentation skills.

Anne Knyhynyckyj, Procurement Manager, NFT Distribution Ltd

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

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

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

Mark Bennett, Commercial Manager, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear 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

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

Very useful and enjoyable

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

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

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

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


Okwun Eke, Asst. Legal Manager, Intels Nigeria Limited

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