The Contract Law course covers the law of contract and the vocabulary needed by lawyers working in this area of law. The course uses video-conference technology to deliver brief online speaking, reading and listening exercises and tasks. The exercises following each lesson include a variety of different multiple choice tasks. These are designed to help participants understand and learn the correct use of the vocabulary through its use in simulated work scenarios that occur in the daily working lives of lawyers in practice. All of your results are retained in our on-line archive which the participants can visit to check the rate of improvement.
Contract Law Lesson 1
An Introduction to Contract Law through its history and development. A contract’s basis. Contractual Obligations – Contract negotiation.
Contract Law Lesson 2
The Agreement, Estoppel, Misrepresentation, Mistake, Undue Influence, the requirements and construction of a contract.
Contract Law Lesson 3
Offer and Acceptance – The wording of contracts, notification of acceptance, counter-offers.
Contract Law Lesson 4
The five essential legal requirements to form a contract - offer and acceptance, consideration, intention to create a contract, and capacity of the parties to contract. The lesson provides an overview of these topics to give a general picture of contract formation before examining them individually in more detail in later lessons.
Contract Law Lesson 5
The intention to create a contract, capacity to create a contract, the certainty of the contract’s subject matter.
Contract Law Lesson 6
Illegal contracts and contracts which are in restraint of trade, contrary to public policy, impossible, mistaken or mis-understood.
Contract Law Lesson 7
Privity of Contract, exceptions, the rights of third-parties, avoidance of contracts, void contracts, Tort. Bailees.
Contract Law Lesson 8
Contract wording, express and implied terms. The Sale of Goods Act in UK, The Uniform Commercial Code in US.
Contract Law Lesson 9
Exclusion clauses, limitations and exceptions.
Contract Law Lesson 10
Changes to existing contracts, frustration and delay, contracts for the carriage of goods, mitigation of damage and financial loss, existing duties.
Contract Law Lesson 11
Performance of the contract, Part performance, Quantun Meruit, Substantial performance, Anticipatory breach.
Contract Law Lesson 12
Termination of Contracts, frustration, breach, breach of warranties, conditions, infringement of terms.
Contract Law Lesson 13
Remedies for Breach of contract, Damages, Liquidated Damages, Specific performance, Punitive damages.
Contract Law Lesson 14
Contracts required to be in writing, special exceptions, E contracts, shrink wrap contracts.
Contract Law Lesson 15
Final Course exam followed by individual feedback to each participant.
A 15-unit, video-conferencing, interactive course which deals with the essential Legal English words and phrases lawyers need to work effectively in the area of contract law. This includes the legal principles of contract law and deals with breaches, remedies, estoppel, part-performance, restraint of trade, guaranties, indemnities, warranties, conditions and other essential contract law.
The course is provided by 10lessons of 45 minutes duration with a further 7 hours of online interactive self-study.
Students can study at their own pace and, although it is recommended that participants limit their study to two units per week, a faster pace of study is available to those who feel capable of covering more than one unit a week.
As some of the other students will almost certainly be in other cities, and even different Countries, we try to agree a mutually convenient time for all the students in the group. We are happy to time the lessons for the weekends, or public holidays, if this is what the students want.
Access to archive of recorded lessons
On-line exercises and presentations
|Course type||Video lessons with a lawyer||Homework||Video lessons one-to-one with a lawyer||Course price|
PrivateLive one-to-one classes
|10 private lessons/ 45 min||Twice/week following each class||Yes, 10 private lessons/ 45 minutes each||
GroupLive Broadcasts+Homework+ Conversation
|10 lessons/ 45 min||Twice/week following each class||No, group lessons|
|10 lessons/ 45 min||Inter-active quiz following each lesson.
Additional exercises with feedback
for US$ 90
Separate lessonPre-recorded lessons
|10 lessons/ 45 min||Inter-active quiz||No||
Free trial lessonPre-recorded lessons
|1 lesson||Inter-active quiz||No||