The most important function of a contract is to accurately express a deal. The majority of contract disputes arise not because of clever analysis of complicated legal nuance, but simply because the contract didn’t reflect the original deal. Good contract drafting can expose ambiguities during the negotiation, avoiding future issues arising from mis-matched expectations. It can also help maintain the commercial benefits of a deal for a party if things start to go wrong to the disadvantage of the other party.
This three-hour training session will focus on not what to say, but how to say whatever you want to say and will be a combination of presentation and interactive discussion about drafting questions we often see causing confusion, or about which we are often asked.
Our litigation team will talk through contract issues from a litigation viewpoint; how even apparently clear terms can become part of a dispute. In particular we will look at:
- Use of defined terms
- Shall, will, must, may, intends – different verbs doing the same job with different outcomes
- The dangers of precedents and ‘cutting and pasting’
- Endeavours – some, reasonable, best.
- Warrants, represents and undertakes – overlapping and confusing rights. What is necessary and what are the benefits?
- Boilerplate – what is necessary and what can be missed out without unnecessary prejudice
- And lots more...
When? Tuesday 29 January 2019
Where? Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds LS1 2TW
8.30am Registration and breakfast
9.00am Masterclass commences
12.00pm Masterclass to close
To reserve your place or if you have any questions regarding the event please contact Jenny Rennocks on 0113 336 3310 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.