Client Appointments and Terms of Engagement: A Legal Toolkit


This course enables engineers to read, evaluate and negotiate confidently the commercial or legal terms of proposed contracts with clients.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the 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. Rob has extensive and successful experience of defending claims against construction professionals.

Intended for

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.

Entry criteria

Those attending should have some experience of reading, interpreting and applying commercial terms of appointments. The course will involve a significant element of reading and discussing actual clauses.
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Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£345 + VAT for Members
(Early bird £310 + VAT)

£460 + VAT for Non-Members
(Early bird £414 + VAT)

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Rob Langley

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