What is Commercial Contract Law?
Commercial Contract law is a vast field which can involve contracts between businesses or between businesses and their customers. The area of international commercial law is also becoming more complex due to online sales and service agreements so lawyers in this field are required to keep a wide knowledge base to be able to advise clients regardless of which country they reside or do business in.
Continuing professional development (CPD) courses in commercial contracts are designed to provide lawyers with the competitive edge providing they plan their CPD wisely by taking the right courses. CPD training is compulsory for barristers and solicitors so you should be sure to make the most use of relevant courses while you are clocking up CPD hours.
Commercial Contracts CPD Training Courses
A number of Commercial Contract CPD course examples have been listed below including the number of CPD hours each course is worth towards the compulsory 16 hours a year for full time solicitors and 12 hours for barristers with more than three years of experience. Exact course descriptions and details can be provided by your chosen CPD course provider who you can choose from the top providers listed.
Commercial Contracts Seminar
This seminar is intended to delve deeper into the area of commercial contract law than introductory courses and uses a number of case studies to apply it in a practical context. The commercial and legal considerations of contracts will be examined in the light of any current changes in the law and will include an overview of agency contracts and unfair terms found in consumer contracts. It will also examine business to business terms and conditions of sale as well as non-disclosure agreements.
CPD hours = 6
Most Common Types of Litigation in Commercial Contracts – seminar
This one-day seminar is intended to provide Contract and commercial lawyers with some practical examples of how to manage the most common issues of varying complexities that can arise from commercial contracts.
It highlights the pitfalls of using the wrong type of boilerplate or “standard term” provisions, rather than those constructed for the specific function. It also looks at various types of breach and the results of failing to agree on crucial terms, as well as the consequences of signing contracts that have not been properly read.
It will discuss the methods of proving that an oral agreement exists without the support of a written contract as well as a look at exclusion clauses, excluding liability for misrepresentation and limitations of liability.
CPD hours = 6
Natural Gas Negotiations and Contracts
Natural gas is becoming a preferred energy sources for a number of uses such as power generation and a number of industrial as well as commercial applications. In order for natural gas to be supplied for these purposes there are a number of contracts that must be agreed upon and upheld throughout the natural gas supply chain.
This course is a five day classroom based training session which will examine a variety of resource agreements with host governments and the marketing agreements that are required between field participants. Also covered will be the sales and purchase agreements as well as transportation contracts relating to LNG and natural gas that is sent or supplied via pipeline.
CPD hours = 31
The Importance of CPD Training Choices Both Online and Offline
Choosing the right blend of CPD courses that meet SRA requirements as well as making sure that you remain competitive in your field of practise, is of the upmost importance to your career development.
Maximising your billable hours whilst undergoing continuing professional development, can be done by correctly blending classroom based and online CPD training. Your CPD course provider will be able to properly advise you on the types of courses available to you in your chosen area.