19 - 20 November 2020 -Online

Contracts for Consultants

This intensive 2 day online training seminar is aimed at those who are regularly confronted with client contracts. The course provides essential advice and insight on managing and controlling contractual rights and obligations. It is conducted in a small group interactive format and has helped those with both limited and extensive experience to deal more effectively with contracts and their various terms and conditions. Tools and advice are given on how to develop fair and reasonable contractual relationships with clients.

Continuous Professional Development - 16 CPD hours

About the course

This course looks at the legal framework of professional services contracts and considers how consultants can negotiate agreements which reflect their proper professional role as acknowledged by the courts.

The course addresses not only how the law treats the contract itself, but also the process of negotiating that contract, and how that process can help minimise the likelihood of dispute. The course begins by investigating how and in what circumstances a legally enforceable contract is formed, and how various terms and conditions are incorporated into that agreement. The fundamentals of offer, acceptance and consideration are addressed and guidance given on how to negotiate a mutually beneficial contract. The course then explains the various elements of consultant agreements and how insurance impacts upon those contractual arrangements and liability.

An extensive workshop builds skills on how to identify onerous clauses, and provides delegates with a deeper understanding of which clauses are unacceptable and why.

Clauses which are not covered by PI insurance are highlighted. The entire course is supported by examples and case studies to contextualise the material.

You will learn the essential do's and don'ts to contract management and leave confident that you company's legal standing is better protected.

Who should attend

  • Engineering consultants from all disciplines 
  • Associates 
  • Principals 
  • Managers Directors 
  • Project Managers 
  • Team Leaders 
  • Clients of the consulting engineering industry 
  • Legal Representatives

Course Director

Tony Horan LLB, BA (Hons), Barrister

Tony Horan is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced barristers working in the construction industry in Australia. He is also a dynamic and engaging presenter, who utilises his extensive legal expertise to support the course material with real-life examples. Tony has represented and advised a range of building professionals and consulting engineers from all disciplines. He has over 20 years of expertise in resolving disputes regarding design and construction, copyright and insurance litigation, arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution processes. He is a highly sought-after presenter, a member of the Victorian Bar and Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne.




Date: Thursday 19 November 2020 - Friday 20 November 2020
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Online - a link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event
Cost: $3,101 (Members); $3,931 (Non-Members) (inc GST)

Group booking discounts are available for 5+ registrations.

Course cost includes:

  • Full 2 day online training program
  • Training materials

Certificate of Attendance

For more information contact Consult Australia on (02) 8252 6700 or email education@consultaustralia.com.au