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University of Salford, Manchester

Understanding Business Law

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Ignorance of the law is no excuse, but it can be incredibly costly for inexperienced businesses.

Our Understanding Business Law training programme will equip delegates with the essential tools to navigate the legal minefield of contract law, anti-discrimination rules and competition legislation. Get up-to-date with the latest developments in business law and practical instructions on how to apply this knowledge to real life examples. Take these vital skills back to your colleagues and protect your business from potentially crippling fines.

The two day course will enable you to create and analyse formal contracts, understand the legal basis of key terms and fully grasp the impact of current legislation and case law.


Why Attend Understanding Business Law?

Business and contract law have become increasing complex, effecting all industries and every type of commercial agreement. It is essential that you are able to protect your organisation and staff from a variety of potential legal pitfalls.

Whatever the size of your organisation, it is critical that everyone, from directors to line-managers, has a sound grasp of the law.

Legal non-compliance can have a devastating impact across the whole business and it is vital to identify errors quickly and act immediately to minimise the damage.


This high-level, intensive business law course is recommended for directors and line managers who need to or wish to understand essential business and contract law, and want to acquire relevant knowledge which will stand you in good stead. It will provide essential learning for all non-lawyers involved in the management of commercial business contracts and the leading and running of an organisation.

Day 1

Understanding Contract Law - 1

  • What is Contract Law
  • Formation of Contract
  • Terms of the Contract

Understanding Contract Law - 2

  • Misrepresentation
  • Remedies
  • Damages

Day 2

Understanding Contract Law - 3

  • Contractual Interpretation & Contract Drafting

Understanding Company Law

  • Characteristics of a company
  • Formation
  • Company constitution

  • Understanding Employment Law

  • Who is an employee – the various tests

  • Rights and duties of the parties to the employment contract

  • Unfair Dismissal

Learning Outcomes

This course is specifically designed to steer the delegate through the legal minefield of EU and UK laws. By the end of the course you will be able to recognise and deal confidently with some of the risks and benefits of commercial contracts and other business law.


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