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Contracts for Sale of Goods and Supply of Services - the essentials.

Module Leader: Daniel Edwards


This interactive full day training session has a focus on interactive group sessions and gives an understanding of the key points that need to be kept in mind when entering into agreements to provide or receive goods or services.

Session aims

This Session aims to provide participants with:

  • an understanding of what is and what is not a legally binding contract;
    • a list of common pitfalls to try and avoid on a day to day basis;
    • an overview of key clauses typically found in standards Ts & Cs; and
    • tips on what to do when a dispute might be about to happen.

Course Agenda

09:45 - 10:00 Coffee and Registration
10:00 - 10:05   Introduction
10:05 - 10:30  Overview of legal formalities needed to create a binding contract
  • Offer and Acceptance
  • Consideration
  • Intention to create legal relations
  • Certainty as to terms
10:30 - 11:15 Group exercise
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00  How to conduct dealings with other businesses, clients, suppliers etc.
  • The importance of communication and clarity
  • Do you need a bespoke contract?
  • Do you need to take legal advice?
  • What are the terms of the contract?
12:00 – 12:45  Group Exercise
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00  Terms and Conditions of business
  • Essential terms
  • Making sure they are incorporated into your contract
  • Terms to look out for/avoid in other businesses’ Ts & Cs
14:00 - 14:45  Group Exercise
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30 Practical tips for when things go wrong
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • What steps you can do to improve the situation
  • The “Small Claims Court”
  • Proportionality of costs
15:30 – 16:00 Questions and recap of the day


The Cost

Our standard charge is £200 plus VAT per delegate for a full day course, if it is being held at our premises or a venue close to our offices.  In addition, we do offer three for the price of two rates.

For a half day course, our fees are £125 plus VAT per delegate.

Should you require the course to be held in-house at your premises, then the fee would be £2,000 plus VAT for up to 12 attendees.  Should your premises be in London, then the fee would be £2500 plus VAT plus travel and hotel costs. 

For a half day course, our fee would be £1250 or £1500 for London plus travel costs. 

If you are interested in reserving a place, please contact Hayley MacDonald.

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Delegate testimonials

“ I just want to add that yesterday’s seminar was absolutely brilliant, the speakers, their subject knowledge and content was exceptional and it was delivered in such a way that an otherwise difficult and sometimes ‘dry’ subject came across in manageable and enjoyable format.” Kate Swinton, Sweet Squared

“This was one of  only a handful of courses that I have  ever been on where I have walked away having thought that it was time well spent, and that I had  learnt something"  Gemma Gill, Call Credit Information Group Leeds  

“Well presented with  especially useful discussions about real case studies. Excellent training day throughout“. Saoirse Cowley, Government Legal Department

“Pitched at the right level; not too detailed but sufficient to enable an overall understanding of key aspects of employment law”.  Chris Brewster, Animal Care Plc 

“Excellent presentation, clear learning outcomes and very good case studies”. Attendee Chaucer Foods Limited 

“Excellent and entertaining delivery“.  Bred Duncan, Duncan Chartered Accountants 

“Very well presented. All information detailed and very well put across”.  Mathew Chafer, Begbies Traynor  

“Excellent presenters, dynamic case studies and examples”.  Camilla Reece, Financial Force  

“Really enjoyed the day ; learned something new ! Excellent facilitators“. Sarah Kelly, HR Manager CPP 

“Very well presented and very informative”.  Shanna Pindair, Yorkshire Energy Partnership 

“Detailed , very informative, great use of case studies to illustrate examples”. Alexandra Myer, Morrisons Supermarket Plc 

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