Business Contract Law For Non-Legal Professionals

SIM Professional Development

Course introduction

Contract law deals with all aspects of the subject from the initial offer to the final agreement, the construction of terms, interpretation of exclusion clauses and matters as diverse as the effect of misrepresentation, duress, illegality and mistake on the validity of the agreement as well as how to quantify damages for breach of agreement. If you are involved in the making, review or execution of any agreement, no matter what your level of involvement may be, understanding the fundamentals of contract law is essential for the success of your enterprise. It is only with a good level of understanding that potential pitfalls can be considered and addressed and in advance and good risk management systems put in place. This course is pitched at a basic level and, therefore, is intended for the attendee who has no knowledge or a rudimentary knowledge of contract law.

Course Benefits

By attending this programme, participants will be able to understand the fundamentals of contract law. This will lead to an appreciation of transactions entered into by the attendee and allow risk management by appreciating one’s obligations anticipating potential pitfalls. 

This intensive 2 day course is designed to communicate the principles of contract law to the busy executive, manager or officer with a view to ensuring that they can identify and address any risk issues in advance, thereby limiting losses to the enterprise of which the participant is an employee. There will be many case studies, drawn from actual legal cases that will be discussed with a view to adding to the practical store of knowledge of each participant.

Target Audience

Level 2: Supervisor, Executive & Emerging Managers
   Level 3: New Managers
   Level 4: Managers

Course Outline

  • Pre-contractual matters & the element of a contract
  • Offer
  • Acceptance
  • Consideration, contracts under deed & intention to create legal relations
  • Contents of the contract
  • Excluding & limiting clauses
  • Unenforceable contracts & situations where contracts can be avoided
  • The effect of unconscionability, illegality & public policy on a contract
  • Capacity to contract & privity of contract
  • Situation leading to the discharge of a contract
  • The effect of supervening events, force majeur & frustration on a contract
  • Remedies
  • Dispute resolution

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Khaleel Namazie

Khaleel Namazie was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994. He is also a member of the Law Society of England & Wales. He read for a Bachelors Degree in Law at the National University of Singapore and for a Masters Degree in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, the component subjects which were Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications Law, Electronic Banking Law and Internet Law.
He has conducted a number of seminars and workshops in Singapore and overseas and spoken at conferences on a variety of subjects, including company law, employment law, technology law, privacy and data protection, the law and regulation of online gambling in Singapore and legal issues relating to service level agreements.