Institute of Brand and Innovation Law


Drafting, Understanding and Working with Contracts: An Advanced-Level Workshop

04 October 2016, 9:00 am–6:00 pm

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UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL)



This practical, one-day course provides training and practical exercises in the drafting of commercial contracts. At the end of the course you should have a better understanding of how to draft, understand and work with contracts. This advanced-level course is designed for lawyers and commercial managers who have at least two years’ experience of drafting the detailed terms of contracts, including legal terms, and who wish to increase their technical understanding, through a mixture of teaching and practical exercises.

Specific topics to be considered in the workshop will include:

  • Why legal drafting is often sub-optimal
  • Examples of good and bad drafting practice
  • Techniques for clear business writing, and variations for drafting contracts
  • Conventions, traditions and assumptions in contract drafting
  • Contract drafting in the real world
  • Contract drafting with an eye on the courts
  • Special ‘plain English’ requirements for consumer contracts