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Contract law is one of Central Law Training’s most popular areas of training, and Helen Swaffield is one of our most highly-regarded trainers. We’re therefore delighted to present this brand new conference that looks at one of the most hotly-debated aspects of contract drafting: extending and limiting liability. Recent decisions at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court have created uncertainty about contractual provisions, in particular the interpretation of exclusion clauses. Attend this conference for an update on the battle between extending liability and limiting it, and practical guidance on drafting contracts that will provide suitable protection. This conference will be especially relevant for in-house lawyers who deal with contracts, and will also be of interest to contracts lawyers in private practice who want to be able to provide the most effective and up-to-date advice to their clients.

The full agenda will be available soon!

Topics covered include:

  • Drafting indemnities as an indemnifier and indemnified
  • Warranties
  • Recent cases and their impact on drafting
  • UCTA ‘reasonableness ‘
  • Maximising KPIs and LDs as a purchaser
  • The incorporation debate


Keith Lewington

MA (Oxon), Solicitor, spent 25 years as a Partner in a National Law Firm. He now practises as part of an innovative virtual Law Firm, Excello Law Ltd, which allows him to put into practice the practical, common-sense approach to a lawyer’s work which he has lectured about widely for many years.

Helen Swaffield

is a barrister with 20 years' experience in commercial litigation. Within her practice at Contract Law Chambers & Advocates, 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 Legalese and a regular legal Commentator and Broadcaster.

David Sawtell

is a barrister at 4 King’s Bench Walk, where he is a member of the civil/PI team and editor of their civil newsletter. He is frequently instructed in cases where exaggeration or fraud has been alleged. He has a broad range of experience acting for both claimants and defendants not only in personal injury cases but also in commercial and other civil disputes. He has had articles published in the New Law Journal, the Butterworths Civil Costs Newsletter and the Commercial Litigation Journal on the issue of fraud. He regularly gives seminars and talks to solicitors on a range of topics.

Christopher Parr

Has more than 30 years’ experience as an in-house lawyer in Europe, Asia and the US for multi-national businesses including Conoco and Monsanto, as well as experience as a partner in private practice. Most recently, he was Asia Regional Corporate Contracts Counsel for ON Semiconductor. In this role he renegotiated product sales contracts in Japan and developed the legal team there, as well as providing legal advice to operations in Japan, Hong Kong, China and Korea. Christopher trained in negotiation at Harvard Law School and is himself an experienced trainer. Currently, Christopher is working with his wife in their own commercial consulting company.

Martin Potter

Martin Potter is a solicitor, Group Legal Counsel and Head of Construction Legal Services at Canary Wharf Group plc. He has worked as a lawyer in the construction industry for over 37 years. Martin is a practising adjudicator on the TeCSA panel.

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