Contractual Awareness

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Contractual Awareness Training

Note: the course reflects both English and Scots laws

Day 1

1.    Introduction – legal background

  • England & Wales and Scotland are common law jurisdictions
  • Sources of law – common law and statute
  • Natural justice
  • Burden & standard of proof

2.   Law of Contract (1)

  • Definition of a contract
  • Analysis of contract formation  and essential ingredients
  • Requirements as to writing
  • Simple and specialty contracts
  • Contracts of utmost good faith

3.      Law of Contract (2)

  • Terms – conditions and warranties; fitness for purpose, satisfactory quality, reasonable skill & care
  • Express terms
  • Implied terms
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses

4.      Law of Contract (3)

  • Ending the contract
  • Breach of contract
  • Set-off
  • Doctrine of privity
  • Assignment

5.      Laws of delict & tort

  • Tort/delict– what are they?
  • Tort/delict of negligence

6.      Conclusions – contract and tort/delict

  • Limitations of action
  • Contract and/or tort/delict?

Day 2

Day 2

  1. Introduction to engineering contracts
    • Where contract conditions come from
    • Who writes them and what they are intended to give us
    • The benefits
    • The two main types – for WORK and for a RESULT
    • WORK = ICE/NEC3
    • RESULT = IET/IMechE MF1
  1. MF1 — The essential contents and scenario
  • Scenario
  • Framework clauses
  • Contract Management
  • Site management
  • Design
  • Supply chains
  • Time
  • Testing
  • Guarantees
  • Change and claims
  • Money/payment
  1. NEC3 –The essential contents and scenario
  • Scenario
  • Framework clauses
  • Contract Management
  • Site management
  • Design
  • Supply chains
  • Time
  • Testing
  • Guarantees
  • Change and claims
  • Money/payment
  1. Other standard forms
  • Building/civil
  • JCT/ICE?GC Works etc.
  • Electrical/Mechanical
  • MF2
  • Process/IChemE
  • International
  • FIDIC/IChemE
  • Service
  • FIDIC /ACE
  1. Dispute Resolution
  • The dispute; conditions precedent, terminology
  • Non-binding dispute resolution processes
  • Negotiation, mediation, etc
  • Binding dispute resolution processes
  • Adjudication, DAB, expert determination, arbitration, litigation

Course duration: 2 Days

Cost: £595 + VAT

 

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