Training & Development

Contract Awareness and Management Courses

Our professional training courses help you to focus on and put into context the practical things that keep conflict at bay and avoid disputes.  Whether it's for the acquisition of new knowledge and skills or for Continuing Professional Development, our three part course covers:

  1. Introduction to the law of obligations (contract and tort);
  2. General principles of building contract administration;
  3. Dispute avoidance and resolution awareness.

Each of these can be taken as a stand alone course or as an entire programme.  Our courses are designed by professional educators and delivered by experienced practitioners.  Completion of any of our courses gives you access to our on-line knowledge base and help desk where further information on recent developments can be found or assistance obtained.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Refresher

This interactive half day course provides busy lawyers and other professionals with a refresher course (or will provide an overview for new delegates) about alternative dispute resolution in its various forms focusing on commercial disputes.

Key learning outcomes includes

  1. An overview of the different forms of ADR
  2. When litigation is not appropriate
  3. How to choose an alternative to litigation
  4. The mediation process and the role of the lawyer
  5. How to select a mediator that is right for your dispute
  6. How to prepare for a mediation
  7. Do's and dont's of ADR
  8. Recent case law update

Delegates will gain an appreciation of the approaches in ADR that are likely to be successful.  Emphasis is given to mediation and mediation advocacy.

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to advise a Client in respect of appropriate ADR strategies and explain the mediation process.  An optional afternoon workshop is available to assist delegates to draft a mediation position statement and prepare a mediation bundle.

Accreditation is being sought from a number of  professional and regulatory bodies in respect of CPD points.

Accredited Mediator Training Course

We can arrange for Accredited Mediator Training for you through the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates.  Please contact us for further information.

Mediation Advocacy Training Course

We can arrange for Accredited Mediation Advocate Training for you through the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates.  Please contact us for further information.