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Recorded Webinars
This webinar is part of TEN’s “Back to Basics” range of webinars which are specifically produced for junior practitioners. This webinar is priced at only $99 as our way of giving back to the profession and providing a cost effective means for firms to provide CPD for junior practi

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About the Webinar

This webinar is part of TEN’s “Back to Basics” range of webinars which are specifically produced for junior practitioners. This webinar is priced at only $99 as our way of giving back to the profession and providing a cost effective means for firms to provide CPD for junior practitioners.

The practice of grabbing a precedent document and cutting and pasting can save heaps of time but the consequences of having a contract which is inadequate or full of gaps can be costly and dire. This session will examine the common mistakes made in drafting contracts and provide a toolkit for checking all eventualities are catered for in the final draft, including:

  • Don’t neglect the planning stage – what is the contract’s purpose?
  • The perils and pitfalls of precedent usage
  • Legal formalities and other requirements including statutory obligations
  • Identifying and defining the parties and their obligations
  • Drafting for the now and then – anticipating changing circumstances and potential events
  • Strategies for avoiding uncertainty, imprecision and ambiguity
  • Common problems in formatting, cross-referencing and grammar
  • Typo’s – harmless or harmful?
  • Checking, checking and checking again
  • Cases and examples

Presented By

Suzy Cairney
Partner, Sparke Helmore Lawyers Brisbane, QLD

Suzy is an experienced projects and procurement lawyer with a real depth of experience in ports, water, mining and renewable energy. She specializes in front-end project development and operations. Suzy has worked in Australia and abroad, in private practice and in-house, including as European Counsel for an international port operator in Belgium, as project lawyer for a major mine developer and as corporate counsel for a Queensland government owned corporation.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for junior lawyers practising in commercial law – Australia wide.

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law. This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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