Scheduled In-house

Commercial Law Training Courses

Commercial agreements and contracts provide the foundation for businesses to operate and are fundamental to the success of a business. Without carefully constructed agreements, disputes and litigation are more likely. Whether you are looking to improve your legal drafting skills or simply keep abreast of the latest developments in international business law and best-practice, IPI Academy offers a wide-range of commercial law courses for the in-house lawyer that are presented both as public and in-house training courses, in order to fulfil all your (and your department’s) training needs.


  • Next: 27-29 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 20-22 Sep 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 12-14 Dec 2022 Live online

3-day Drafting Commercial Contracts

Live online, Classroom
Focused

A practical, interactive three-day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements. This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training in the key drafting skills.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 5-8 Dec 2022 Classroom

4-day International Commercial Contracts School

Classroom
Intensive

This specially designed four-day seminar has been expressly developed to focus exclusively on the law and regulations governing business and contract law for cross-border contracts.

  • 24 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 5-9 Sep 2022 Live online

5-day International Commercial Contracts School

Live online
Intensive

This specialist five-day seminar has been expressly developed to focus exclusively on the law and regulations governing business and contract law for cross-border contracts.

  • 30 CPD hours
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: 19 Sep 2022 Live online

Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

Live online
Focused

Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the areas where things can and do go wrong.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Simon Portman
  • Next: 9 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 5 Sep 2022 Live online
  • Also: 1 Dec 2022 Live online
  • Also: 2 Mar 2023 Live online

Blockchain and Non-Fungible Tokens: Understanding new Technologies and the Law

Live online

This masterclass for lawyers delves into the area of blockchain and non-funglible tokens and introduces the key legal issues arising from the technology.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Publication

Commercial Contracts: legal principles and drafting techniques

Publication

This briefing takes into account relevant legislation and case law. For all points of the law and critical distinctions, you will find crystal-clear explanations and guidelines, and a host of case studies illustrating the law and its application.

  • Rachel Burnett
  • Publication

Commercial Litigation: The consequences of breach of contract

Publication

This valuable report has been completely updated since it first appeared in 2002: it includes accounts of all the most recent important cases and highlights significant changes in the way that the courts now assess damages.

  • Rachel Burnett
  • Next: 18 Jul 2022 Live online
  • Also: 5 Oct 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 17 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 28 Apr 2023 Classroom

Contract Law Update - the latest case law in practice

Live online, Classroom
Focused

This highly practical course has been developed especially for in-house legal teams, solicitors who are litigating or drafting, contract professionals and procurement officers.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Helen Swaffield
  • Next: 1 Aug 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 4 Nov 2022 Live online

Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

Live online, Classroom
Focused

This intensive and interactive one-day programme focuses on CTAs in the pharmaceutical industry where legal, policy and ethical considerations underpin how these agreements are drafted

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Alex Denoon
  • Next: 9-10 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 1-2 Dec 2022 Live online

Drafting and Negotiating International Agency and Distribution Agreements

Live online
Focused

Proactively manage the legal and commercial considerations essential for securing a successful international agreement. *INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Michala Meiselles
  • Next: 4-5 Jul 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 1-2 Nov 2022 Live online

Drafting Commercial Contracts

Live online, Classroom
Focused

A practical and interactive two-day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements. This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training of the key drafting skills.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 23-25 Nov 2022 Live online

Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Live online
Focused

A three-day practical and interactive seminar focusing on current contract drafting, negotiating, best practice and related issues within the pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences sectors.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Graham Roberts-Phelps
  • + 10 more
  • Next: 8-10 Aug 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 15-17 Nov 2022 Live online

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English

Live online, Classroom
Focused

The complete guide to drafting and negotiating clear and concise commercial agreements in English. Presented by expert linguists with extensive experience in commercial law.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Alan Simmons
  • Next: 7 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 4 Oct 2022 Live online

Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements

Live online
Focused

Ensure clear, structured, risk-free collaborative R&D and joint venture agreements for maximum commercial success in one intensive day.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rebecca Attree
  • Next: 5 Sep 2022 Live online
  • Also: 2 Dec 2022 Live online

Effective Management of External Service Providers - an essential guide for in-house lawyers

Live online
Masterclass

Identifying and engaging with the best service providers is a challenge for all lawyers. This event will bring you fully up to date with how to select and pursue the optimal service and remuneration options to get the best value for money.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Richard Allen
  • Next: 1-2 Nov 2022 Classroom

Effectively Managing Legal Risk and Preserving Reputation

Classroom
Focused

This practical and interactive two-day programme will ensure you understand where your organisation is exposed and how you can successfully protect against risk.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Ian White
  • Next: 6 Sep 2022 Live online
  • Also: 15 Dec 2022 Live online
  • Also: 14 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 8 Jun 2023 Live online

Electronic and Digital Signatures - understanding the law and best practice

Live online
High impact

In today's world there are increasingly more virtual ways to sign documents - or are there? This webinar will bring you up-to-date on the legal aspects and best practice of using digital signatures.

  • 1.5 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 14 Jul 2022 Live online
  • Also: 27 Oct 2022 Live online
  • Also: 19 Jan 2023 Live online

GDPR: Compliance, Hot Topics for 2022 and Focus on DSARs

Live online
Masterclass

There are many pitfalls to avoid when dealing with data protection compliance and DSARs. This Masterclass will bring you fully up to speed with the latest information in this complex area.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 19 Jul 2022 Live online
  • Also: 17 Oct 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 26 Jan 2023 Live online

Global Mobility and the Employment of Overseas Nationals

Live online, Classroom
Focused

This essential one-day training event will bring you right up-to-date with the latest rules and policies you need to know when considering the employment of overseas nationals.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Helga Butler
  • + 2 more
  • Publication

IT Contracts

Publication

This report provides advice and guidance in explaining and understanding the structure and content of different kinds of IT contracts, for reviewing, negotiating and drafting purposes

  • Rachel Burnett
  • Next: 22 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 3 Oct 2022 Live online
  • Also: 18 Jan 2023 Live online

Legal Services Value Pricing - What Every In-house Lawyer Should Know

Live online
Masterclass

Legal services pricing is rapidly becoming the single biggest factor for lawyers to consider in driving profitability within their firm. This interactive course is a must for all those who need to be fully up to speed.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Richard Allen
  • Next: 30 Jun-1 Jul 2022 Live online
  • Also: 12-13 Sep 2022 Live online
  • Also: 23-24 Nov 2022 Classroom

Liabilities, Damages and other Contentious Issues in International Commercial Agreements

Live online, Classroom
Focused

Understanding the detailed law of damages and liabilities for the purposes of negotiating and drafting international contracts governed by English law.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Publication

Managing In-house Legal Services

Publication

This report captures the vital elements of effective legal department management and provides a guide to the busy in-house practitioner, who needs to balance caseload with the pressures of managing a department.

  • Mark Prebble
  • Next: 21 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 19 Sep 2022 Live online
  • Also: 6 Dec 2022 Live online

Mediation and Dispute Resolution for In-house Lawyers

Live online
Masterclass

Mediation and dispute resolution can be seen as a distraction and a waste of time but, in reality, mediation has a high degree of success - if the process is handled correctly. Are you up to speed and able to avoid going to court?

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Richard Allen
  • Publication

Mediation: a practical guide

Publication

A practical guide to taking part in mediation, for the use of lawyers, accountants, surveyors and other professionals who take in part in mediating disputes, but also of value for individuals who are taking part in mediation.

  • Alex Bevan
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 11-12 Jul 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 7-8 Nov 2022 Live online

Negotiating and Drafting IT Contracts

Live online, Classroom
Focused

A two-day seminar designed to explain what IT contracts are, how and why they work and how to put them in place.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 7 Sep 2022 Live online

Ownership and Control of Intellectual Property Rights

Live online
Focused

In one intensive day learn how to protect and exploit your intellectual property rights for maximum commercial benefit

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 7 Jul 2022 Live online
  • Also: 24 Oct 2022 Live online
  • Also: 25 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 20 Apr 2023 Live online

Protecting IP on the Internet

Live online
Masterclass

This webinar covers all the key issues you need to be aware of to adequately protect your intellectual property rights on the internet whilst, at the same time, complying with data protection laws.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 6 Oct 2022 Live online
  • Also: 25 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 4 Apr 2023 Live online
  • Also: 12 Jul 2023 Live online

Recruiting and Retaining your In-house Legal Team

Live online
Masterclass

This Masterclass focuses on the challenges for the in-house legal department around staff recruitment and retention, especially the factors that both attract and retain good staff and make for an enduring working environment.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Richard Allen
  • Publication

Retention of Title

Publication

This Briefing seeks to scotch that popular myth and ensure you, the reader, are put in a position where you can recover goods in such a situation by judicious use of a well drafted “retention of title clause” and ensuring your terms and conditions apply and form part of the contract between the parties.

  • Susan Singleton
  • Next: 26-27 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 7-8 Nov 2022 Live online

Reviewing and Negotiating Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements

Live online
Focused

Providing key legal and commercial skills essential to secure a successful agreement.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Michala Meiselles
  • Next: 14-16 Sep 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 18-20 Jan 2023 Live online

The 3-day Mini MBA for In-house Lawyers

Live online, Classroom
Focused

Business skills are a completely different ball game from the technical role of practicing law, but in-house lawyers must have these skills to succeed in a business setting. This inspirational 3-day programme draws on the latest MBA thinking to focus on real issues confronting todays in-house legal departments.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rupert Hawke
  • and Mrs Helene Russell
  • Next: 14 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 13 Sep 2022 Live online
  • Also: 7 Dec 2022 Live online

Time Recording and Case Management - Best Practice for In-house Lawyers

Live online
Masterclass

Time recording is an essential part of successful case management for all lawyers. Are you fully up to date with best practices to ensure your time is accurately recorded and you're optimising your efficiency for stakeholders?

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Richard Allen
  • Next: 11 Oct 2022 Live online

Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance

Live online
Focused

Learn how to navigate competition law and ensure compliance while maximising opportunities for your business

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rebecca Attree