Training course on updating contract law: the latest case law in practice (January 17, 2023)

Dublin, Nov. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “Contract Law Update – the latest case law in practice Training Course” has been added to from offer.

This highly interactive course covers all the latest developments in contract law. It develops practical points from the cases of the last 18 months, and explains their relevance through practical writing examples and discussions.

This intensive program will ensure that delegates are up to date with all major issues relating to contracts, their formation, operation and termination. Whether supplying or purchasing goods, services or intellectual property, everyone involved in contracts will acquire the necessary up-to-date knowledge of the law necessary in this area.

Benefits of participating

  • Learn on the latest case law relating to contracts
  • Examine the impact of the latest case law on your contracts
  • To understand how to use this information in practice
  • Get familiar with with interpretation of the contract and implied conditions
  • Reduce your contractual risk profile and toughen your contractual clauses

Who should attend:

  • Corporate lawyers
  • Lawyers in private practice
  • Contract managers and professionals
  • Paralegals and Trainee Lawyers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • Others whose work regularly brings them into contact with contracts

Main topics covered:


Formation of a contract

  • Offers or ITT
  • Parties
  • Bury the onerous terms and incorporation
  • Deeds gone wrong

Interpretation and Implied Terms

  • How to interpret a contract
  • What terms can be implied and under what circumstances?

Good faith and discretion

  • The status of good faith in English law
  • When can a whim decision be entered?

Guarantees and indemnities

  • Primary guarantees ‘on request’
  • Secondary obligations to perform or pay
  • 6 types of allowances

Obligations and Efforts

  • Innominate, guarantee or condition – how to say it?
  • New tests for reasonable efforts

Breach of contract and damages

  • The difference between repudiation and material violation
  • How to deal with non-performance
  • Damages or penalties?

Other Remedies

  • Base failure and abandonment
  • False declarations
  • Unjust enrichment and duress

Limitation of Liability

  • Writing disclaimers that work
  • Latest Reasonableness Guidelines

All-purpose plates

  • Force majeure – Covid and Ukraine
  • The entire clause of the agreement
  • Dispute Resolution and Variations

Smart contracts

  • Contracting in natural language or in code?


Helen Swaffield
Lawyer in commercial and public law

Helen Swaffield is a practicing lawyer with over 25 years of experience in commercial and public law, including commercial contracts and regulation, EU law, international outsourcing and sourcing, competition, franchising, supply and distribution and IPRs. Helen appears in the High Court, Commercial Court and Technology and Construction Court as well as in commercial arbitrations and judgments. Helen holds an accreditation in French law and a degree in EU law from the University of Strasbourg. Having worked at both the European Commission and the Court of the EU, she speaks French and reads Spanish.

Helen has drafted commercial, public and healthcare contracts and developed precedents and templates for use by industry. She is regularly consulted to mitigate business risks and resolve claims and other disputes prior to litigation. Helen is an editor and contributor to the Commercial Litigation Journal and the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal.

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