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Introduction to Contracts and Contracting

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A short 1 hour course introducing contracts, elements of a binding agreement, promissory estoppel, implied and express terms, tendering and procurement law, basic terms and conditions.

It is suitable for those new to contracts or more experienced professionals needing a refresher.



  • How contracts are formed

  • The elements of a binding agreement

  • Express and implied terms

  • Promissory estoppel (or can promises be binding?)

  • The various forms of contracts

Who should attend?

This workshop is primarily aimed at staff involved in straightforward contracts, especially in the following (but not limited to):

• Procurement staff

• Finance staff

• Asset Managers

• Civil Engineers

• Designers

• Road Inspectors

• Technical Officers


This will assist all attendees to build confidence when dealing with or reviewing contracts.



Sean McCarthy Sean is the Director of Legaleze and Legaleze Training which is both a legal practice and dedicated contract training company. He has been practicing construction and commercial law for many years working for both Government and the private sector. His primary focus is on “front end” construction law assisting clients reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts. He is also involved with many clients assisting with day to day contract management around claims and disputes. As well as his passion for the law, he is a passionate educator having been training on contracts, contract management and associated areas since 2010.

Marg Andre Marg Andres is both a qualified lawyer and qualified adult education specialist. She has worked with Sean McCarthy in Legaleze and Legaleze Training since 2016 particularly focussing on matters in formal dispute, their early resolution and teaching at all levels of the building and construction industry. Marg brings an enthusiastic and participative approach to training.


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