About the event

This advanced workshop is aimed at practitioners with over five years’ experience. It will assist you to keep abreast of the latest developments in contract law and help you develop your technical skills to enable you to provide more effective solutions for your clients. This practical, interactive workshop will include an overview of recent key developments in contract law, indemnities & guarantees and Exclusion clauses and financial caps.

Session outline:

Part 1:  The Year In Review

  • The principles of contract interpretation
  • Issues in contract formation
  • Bank guarantees and performance bonds
  • Termination of contract and the ipso facto legislative reforms
  • Statutory unconscionable conduct in commercial transactions
  • The unfair contract terms regime

Part 2:  Indemnities and Guarantees

  • Nature of a contractual indemnity
  • Indemnities and guarantees:  the difference
  • Establishing the scope of an indemnity:  causal triggers
  • Subrogation and contribution

Part 3:  Exclusion clauses and financial caps

  • Drafting exclusion and limitation of liability clauses.  Avoiding the traps.
  • The exclusion of liability for negligence
  • The exclusion of remedies for breach of contract
  • Carve-outs from a liability cap

Morning Tea will be provided. 

If you would like to attend this workshop, please email your details to cpd@lawsocietywa.asn.au to be placed on the waitlist.

Date & Time:

Thu, 11 October 2018 8.30am - 12.30pm


14 Mill Street PERTH wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

3.5 Points Skills

none Points Ethics







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