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What to Do When the Contract Goes Wrong - Online CPD

NZ $255.00
Jane Anderson QC 2017 Jenny Stevens 2017
Jane Anderson QC
Shortland Chambers
Jenny Stevens
Bell Gully

Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $205 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $255 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 120 minutes

What happens when the deal is done, the contract signed – and then it all goes wrong? This seminar will provide practical guidance within the relevant legal framework on how to best position your client when one of the parties wants out of their commercial contract.

Faced with an anxious client wanting advice and action on a problem with a contract, lawyers need to be pragmatic and systematic in their approach. This seminar will take you through the practical steps for lawyers when guiding clients through the options, and provide an update on recent case law.

Topics covered will include:
  • Practical first steps when an issue arises
  • Failure of a condition
  • Cancellation and affirmation in the context of misrepresentation or breach
  • Dispute resolution and remedy clauses
  • Interim relief/specific performance
  • Best positioning your client to make or defend a damages claim
  • Recent case law.

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Learning objectives

After completing this module you will be:

  • Able to identify and understand the relevant legal framework for managing contractual disputes.
  • Better placed to advise your client when they face a dispute arising out of their commercial contract.

Electronic Booklet

Authors: Jane Anderson QC, Jenny Stevens
Published: 10 May 2017
Pages: 77


This booklet and the associated seminar and webinar are intended to be practical in nature. The topic could have lent itself to providing an overview of the complete law of contract but we have neither the time to present, nor the dedication to write, such a thesis! There are plenty of good existing texts that provide the necessary overview of key issues and concepts that any practitioner can refer to on a day to day basis: Burrows, Finn and Todd’s Law of Contract in New Zealand1 to name but one.

Even with this proviso, the topic would still be unwieldy if we endeavoured to cover all forms of contract disputes. Our focus will be on the approach applicable when dealing with commercial contracts such as:
  • Sale and purchase agreements for a business;
  • The supply of goods and service;
  • Manufacturing contracts; and
  • Joint ventures.


PowerPoint Presentation

These are the slides included in the webinar presentation.

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