Whether you work in contract administration, contract drafting, project management or procurement, it is vital that you are aware of a party’s rights, responsibilities and obligations under a contract in the context of a project.
Over one day, our expert facilitators will guide you through contemporary legal frameworks to assist you to develop techniques to identify the legal framework in which contracts operate, assist in the preparation of a contract and alert you to some of the potential issues that may arise in a contract.
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If you are a contract administrator, contract manager, engineer, designer or principal involved in drafting or delivering projects under a contract, this workshop will be valuable.
Margaret Andre is a lawyer who specialises in contract law having advised and represented a wide range of parties on their rights, obligations and risk exposure under a contract. She has particular expertise in the building and construction sector and experience in dispute resolution of contract claim by way of mediation, adjudication, arbitration and court processes.
Margaret has extensive experience as an educator and endeavours to create an enthusiastic, collaborative learning environment by scaffolding on the skills and experience of course participants.
Introduction to the legal system in which contracts operate
An introduction to the legal framework in which contracts operate including sources of law, precedent and case law, introduction to contract drafting.
Requirements of a valid contract including what is necessary to create a contract (and what a contract is not).
Issues surrounding contracts
Contractual concepts, parties’ rights and obligations in relation to non-performance including liquidated damages, pre-contractual promises, implied and express terms, estoppel, factors affecting whether a contract is enforceable or not.
Liability and duty of care, negligence by professionals and strategies to minimise risks.
Consumer law protections
Operating within the parameters of Australian Consumer Law and terms in a contract that may be unfair and void.
Types of contracts
Various types of contracts including lump sum, cost plus, standard form contracts including AS2124 and AS4000.
Managing the tendering processes effectively, identifying typical criteria, weightings and approaches.
Specific contract clauses and commonly amended contract clauses
Specific clauses in contracts e.g. dispute resolution, payment, latent conditions, key personnel clauses.