This course enables engineers to read, evaluate and negotiate confidently the commercial / legal terms of proposed contracts with clients.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Recognise issues around misrepresentation, implied terms, contractual ambiguity and interpretation
- Appraise and negotiate exclusion and limitation clauses
- Assert skill and care, and resist strict liability and warranty obligations
- Identify the key issues recurring in client-led contract appointments
- Recognise the hidden risks of assignment, staff-naming, coordination, and third-party design
Rob Langley has an MA (Oxon) in Jurisprudence and is a barrister, solicitor, Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, practising adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator. He is a law firm partner specialising in engineering and construction law, dealing with almost every form of contract. He has extensive and successful experience of defending claims against construction professionals.
Owners, directors, commercial partners, senior and middle management personnel, engineers growing into a managerial role and junior engineers with a special interest in the commercial and contractual aspects of engineering practice.
Those attending should have some experience of reading, interpreting and applying commercial terms of appointment. The course will involve a significant element of reading and discussing actual clauses.