Online Course | Interpreting Commercial Contracts
13 January 2022–10 March 2022, 12:45 pm–2:00 pm
A 10 seminar course over 10 weeks from 12:45 - 14:00
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About this course
Commercial lawyers spend much of their working lives reading and writing contracts. Most of the contract problems which occur in practice are concerned with the meaning of the words which have been used in the contract. That is why the interpretation of contracts is such an important issue in practice.
The purpose of this course is to discuss the conceptual issues involved in the interpretation of contracts and the types of problems which are encountered in practice. It is aimed at anyone involved with contracts. It is primarily intended for lawyers - whether they are in private practice (as transactional lawyers or litigators) or in-house or in universities or government. It may also be of interest to non-lawyers with an interest in contracts.
It will consist of 10 lunch time seminars held between January and March. Each seminar will run for an hour and a quarter and will be conducted via Zoom.
The course will be interactive, and those attending will be encouraged to discuss the issues and the cases involved. Contractual interpretation is largely concerned with questions of judgement. There is rarely one irrefutable answer, as the number of cases which are successfully appealed demonstrates. It is therefore a subject which is well suited to discussion.
The ten seminars will deal with the following issues, in each case concentrating on a few of the key cases:
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- About the Tutor
Richard Calnan is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in London and a Visiting Professor at University College London.
He is the author of Taking Security (LexisNexis, fourth edition 2018), Proprietary Rights and Insolvency (Oxford University Press, second edition 2016) and Principles of Contractual Interpretation (Oxford University Press, second edition 2017).
- Fees for the full series
Standard Fee = £600 (Group fee for 3 or more from the same firm = £500)
Academic / Government Legal / NGO Fee = £300
Student Fee (non-UCL) = £100
UCL Laws Students should email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how they can secure their place
- Virtual Delivery and Recordings
This course will be held using Zoom.
Each session will be recorded so that if you miss a session you will have 7 days to catch up.
- How to book your place
See the booking page at: https://ucl-interpreting-commercial-contracts-2022.eventbrite.co.uk
Payment can be made by card but you can request an invoice from us by emailing email@example.com if your firm is unable to make card payments.
If you have any queries about this course please contact Lisa Penfold (CPD Manager, UCL Laws) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- UCL Student places
UCL students should complete the form to secure their space. You will need to log in with your UCL credentials to access this form.