Contract Law

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Contract Law

Platform: GoTo Training

Validated for 2 CPD Points CESA-2079-08/2025
Duration: 2 Days
Presenters: Hugh Lane, Sonia Guerra, Tom McDonald, Wiehan Palmer


This seminar provides essential fundamental principles of contract as well as updates on recent developments in contract law. Whether you are a contractor, project manager, employer, developer, subcontractor or administrator you work with construction contracts. But how many people have training in contract law?

How many understand the contractual implications of their decisions? How often are rights given away just because people don’t understand their contracts? The seminar has been designed to provide:

  • Essential information on contractual matters for the construction industry
  • An update and refresher for those who have attended previous courses
  • Up-to-date, topical information for those who have not attended previous courses
  • An overview of those provisions of the Consumer Protection Act which affect contractors and professionals


This course has been designed to be suitable for those who have had little exposure to construction cases, as well as those who are experienced in construction law. It is suitable for all types of management roles in the construction industry and for lawyers wishing to gain a greater understanding of construction law.

July 21 2022


Start: 21 July, 2022
End: 22 July, 2022
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Virtual Training – GoTo Training

Seminar Content

  • New arguments invoked by lawuers relating to construction contract disputes including: the implications of time-bars, when is something done 'in writing'?, and what about email?
  • Forming the contract including requirements for a valid contract, tendering procedures, letters of intent, what happens when you have not agreed everything when work starts
  • Transfer of ownership of construction materials
  • Remedies for breach of contract, including damages, penalties and liquidated damages
  • Allocation of risk
  • Claims for extra time and additional money
  • Time-barring
  • 'Mora' (delay)