How to draft effective contracts

Level: Intermediate


15 October 2019, Nottingham
7 November 2019, London


9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch)

Venue 1:

Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham and London)

Venue 2:

Browne Jacobson, Birmingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in London)

Presented by Browne Jacobson

Course overview

How do we write the perfect contract, and does such a thing exist? We will explore the ways in which effective contracts are written, focussing on some key areas that local authorities will deal with and specific contract terms. We will also touch on contract management, what can be done to improve existing contracts using some anonymised goods and services contracts we have drafted for previous clients.

Suitable audience:

In house legal, contract managers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Commercial contract drafting
Contract management

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

• Quiz
• Drafting exercise


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice
B4 Draft documents
B6 Negotiation

Presenter profiles:

Craig is a partner at Browne Jacobson sitting in the Government and Infrastructure team and takes a lead on major projects, procurements and high-value local and central government work. Craig has over fifteen years’ experience advising public and private sector bodies in relation to PFI, PPP and other long term commercial arrangements.

Karl Edwards is a solicitor at Browne Jacobson sitting in the Government and Infrastructure team having trained at the firm and qualified in September 2018. He specialises in public procurement, state aid and commercial projects with a focus on procurement and commercial contracts

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.