Contract Law

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Contract Law

Platform: GoToTraining

Validated for 2 CPD Points CESA-1565-04/2022


HKA’s Contract Law Seminar is a good essential basic introductory course for those involved in drafting and working with contracts, which deals generically with the law on contract.


  • This course has been designed to suit those who have had little exposure to construction cases, as well as those who are experienced in Contract Law
  • It is suitable for contractors, employers, developers, subcontractors and all types of management roles in the construction industry
  • Lawyers wishing to gain a greater understanding of Contract Law


This seminar provides essential fundamental principles of contract as well as updates on recent developments in contract law. Delegates should achieve:

  • An understanding of the basic requirements for a valid contract
  • An appreciation of the importance of reading, understanding, applying and interpretation of their contracts
  • An understanding of the common law and statutory law background to contracts
  • An awareness of common misconceptions around Contract Law. Learning the difference between terms and conditions
  • Practical skills in assessing contractual risks and applying this to their contracts
  • An appreciation of the importance of contractual provisions to the success of a project
  • An understanding of the risks involved with letters of intent and starting work without agreement on all issues
  • An ability to foresee and avoid problems when tendering or awarding contracts
  • An awareness of common misconceptions around the concept of fairness
  • An appreciation of the importance of devising customized remedies for breach of contract
  • An understanding of the implications of timebars and delays
  • An overview of those provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, which affect contractors and employers
“I am always impressed by your company seminars and courses. Your presenters are well seasoned and sometimes offer more information and detail than ‘google’.”
“Have learnt quite a lot regarding the contract law more particularly on the issues which may cause trouble in contracts.”
Feb 23 2022


Start: 23 Feb
End: 24 Feb
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Virtual Training – GoTo Training

Seminar Content

  • Forming the contract including: What is a contract?
  • Requirements for a valid contract, rendering procedures, letters of intent, what happens when you have not agreed everything when the work starts
  • Transfer and termination of contractual rights and obligations
  • Transfer of ownership of construction materials
  • Difference between terms and conditions
  • Different types fo terms and conditions
  • Non-variation clauses, warranties, exemption clauses and governing law
  • Interpretation of contracts
  • Time-barring
  • 'Mora' (delay)
  • Remedies for breach of contract, including damages, liquidated damages and penalties
  • Allocation of risk
  • Overview of relevant provisions of the Consumer Protection Act