Legal Drafting Skills: Contract Drafting – KUWAIT Edition – November 2019

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Join LexisNexis, AlYaqout Legal Group and Middlesex University Dubai for the Legal Drafting Skills: Contract Drafting course taking place in Kuwait from 11 to 14 November 2019.

 

Course Overview

This Legal Drafting Skills course has been designed to develop the participant’s communication and drafting skills in a legal context. It has a particular focus on the preparation for, negotiation and drafting of contracts and other commercial agreements. Therefore, it aims to provide legal professionals with the essential knowledge and skills required for practicing law in such diverse environments as the financial hubs of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

This course is aimed at non native English speakers legal practitioners, such as Arabic native-speaking practitioners, who have a confident command in the English language. 

 

Course Details 

The course is delivered in four sections:

  1. Basic communication etiquette;
  2. Negotiating a contract;
  3. Drafting a contract; and
  4. Master class.

The course aims to prepare participants to confidently engage with English drafting of commercial agreements and addresses the three stages that lead to the drafting of the contract: the preliminary stage of communication between the parties; the negotiation stage of the contract; and the final drafting of the contract’s terms.

Every session starts with teaching of the basic principles and conventions applicable to the legal drafting requirements of each stage. In the second part of each session, participants are provided the opportunity to apply those principles onto case studies and develop their drafting skills through practical exercises.

Finally, the course is concluded with a master class session whereby participants have the opportunity to fully apply the knowledge acquired and the skills developed through the previous sessions and receive feedback from the tutor.

 

Programme – 4-day course:

The delivery of the course will consist of seminars, guided case analyses and group workshops. It will focus on important communication and writing training that will better equip participants with the legal English skills that are required in practice, by covering the following topics:

 

Topic Lesson
Day 1, 11 November 2019

17:00 to 20:00

Basic communication etiquette – Principles and conventions of effective drafting in English common law This section will enable participants to understand the foundations and principles of effective legal drafting and appropriate etiquette. The session will involve hands on applications of legal drafting basic documents required at the preliminary stage of contract drafting, such as correspondence, emails, memos, etc.

The first part of the session will cover the fundamental principles of drafting basic legal professional documentation in the framework of effective communication between parties, clients and colleagues. A range of examples will be shared during this session.

In the second part of the session, participants will apply the above foundations and principles to working examples and case studies, in order to improve confidence and get hands on exposure to professional communication.

Day 2, 12 November 2019

17:00 to 20:00

Negotiating a contract – English legal drafting This section will enable participants to understand and apply principles and conventions of formal legal communication during contract negotiation within legal practice. The session will involve hands on applications of legal drafting focusing on letters of offer, settlement and negotiation of contracts and other commercial agreements.

The first part of the session will cover the fundamental principles of basic legal drafting required at the state of negotiation of contracts and commercial agreements.  A range of examples will be shared during this session.

In the second part of the session, participants will apply the above conventions to working examples and case studies, in order to improve confidence and get hands on experience in legal drafting required during contract negotiation.

Day 3, 13 November 2019

17:00 to 20:00

Drafting a contract – English legal drafting This section will enable participants to understand and apply principles and methodology of creating a contract structure and drafting clauses for commercial agreements. The session will build on the two previous ones and involve hands on applications of legal drafting focusing on the structure and the terms of commercial agreements.

The first part of the session will introduce the methodology to be followed when finalising the structure and drafting the clauses of contracts. A range of examples will be shared during this session.

In the second part of the session, participants will apply the above methodology to working examples and case studies, in order to improve confidence and get hands on experience in legal drafting required during contract agreement.

Day 4, 14 November 2019

17:00 to 20:00

Master Class This is an entirely practical component of the course and, as such, takes place at the end of the course. It builds on the knowledge and the skills developed throughout the three previous sessions. During this session, participants will be provided with a scenario and they will be asked to draft correspondence, negotiation memos and the final structure and terms of a contract.  

 

Course material 

The legal drafting skills course learning material will be provided to attendees on the day of the course and will consist of the lecture notes, all activities and exercises and any other supplementary reading materials.

 

Certification

Participants who will complete to full program will receive a Lexis Nexis / MDX Dubai Certificate of Completion.

 

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: +965 22219009

Venue Website:

Address:
Floor 10-12, City Tower, Sharq, Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Legal English program - Session 1
    11/11/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Legal English program - Session 2
    12/11/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Legal English program - Session 3
    13/11/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
  • Legal English program - Session 4
    14/11/2019
    17:00 - 20:00
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