Drafting Commercial Contracts


When commercial disputes arise, the binding commercial contract is usually referred to, to show a breach of contract has occurred by one party to the detriment of the other. What escalates and becomes a very costly issue is if there is a dispute over the interpretation of the contract terms and conditions because they may be conflicting, unclear or ambiguous.

Drafting Commercial Contracts using plain English (UK) means by using modern English and keeping contracts as clear and concise. There will be less chance of inconsistencies and each party is more likely to be clear of its obligations and duties.

Drafting Commercial Contracts using plain English (UK) will look at the varies stages of producing a commercial document from understanding the client's needs and reflecting them in the commercial arrangement to delivery of the final draft. It will also look at layout and the internal consistency of the document to ensure it accurately reflects the clients instructions.

Aspiring and junior lawyers will benefit from Drafting Commercial Contracts using plain English (UK) because they will have the opportunity to draft and review several clauses. The course also looks at the wider issue of developing a coherent methodology when attempting to capture a client’s commercial arrangement within a document.


  • Approach drafting a commercial document in a logical and coherent manner
  • Consider what information must be obtained from a client before drafting
  • Formulate accurate wording that reflects the client’s commercial arrangement
  • Understand the law underlying the commercial arrangement


  • Draft commercial contracts confidently devising a structure that works for you.
  • Identify all the key information from your client and recognise its implications.
  • Confidently use appropriate wording for clauses and layout for the clauses.
  • Ensure you know which jurisdiction will preside over any dispute and understand the relevant legislation.

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