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This activity has assisted other people in the following competencies: Technical legal practice, Ethics, professionalism and judgement

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A review of the latest contract cases with essential drafting and litigation tips. The session is practical enabling delegates an opportunity to experience latest trends.

  • Battle of forms and incorporation “terms available on request”
  • Guidance on e-signatures from the Law Society for completions
  • Contracts by conduct
  • Endeavours and good faith
  • KPIs
  • Variation traps
  • Exclusion clauses - “consequential loss” new meaning
  • Indemnities and firewalls
  • Warranties and disclosure
  • Misrepresentation and the entire agreement clause
  • Precedence, interpretation and drafting conventions
  • Breach and termination
  • Affirmation and waiver
  • Remedies: damages, specific performance and other relief
  • Notices
  • Brexit and forum shopping


Helen Swaffield

is a barrister with 20 years' experience in commercial litigation. Within her practice at Contract Law Chambers, London, Helen works with government bodies and leading firms of solicitors on a range of commercial and in-house projects and advice. Helen is the Editor of the Commercial Litigation Journal and the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal, both published by Legalease, and a regular legal commentator and broadcaster.

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