Employment Contract Drafting Skills

Starting Price: £188.00

Price excludes VAT

An employment contract is vital to the relationship between the employer and the employee.  This course will look at the unique nature of employment contracts and focus on some common problems and pitfalls in drafting.

We will also look at the key issues that need to be addressed in drafting and negotiating settlement agreements.


This course is popular with both trainee solicitors looking to develop new skills and with newly qualified and qualified solicitors who either want to brush up on their skills, consolidate their knowledge or are moving into a new area of practice.

Key Benefits

  • An ability to identify and deal with common problem areas in employment contracts
  • An ability to draft, and negotiate, the terms of a settlement agreement
  • An understanding of the key problem areas in both
  • Increased confidence when taking instructions from your clients.
Locations and Dates

Live Online – 24 June 2024

Format & Delivery

Presentation style – the delivery of the session is led by the trainer, but there is a facilitated approach.

Exercises will be provided – these will be completed in small groups or individually, followed by an opportunity to discuss.

Topics Covered
  • Key considerations in employment contract drafting
  • Drafting contracts of employment
  • Problem areas, including restrictive covenants
  • Drafting settlement (formerly compromise) agreements
  • Relevant practical and legal issues.
Prior Knowledge

There will be an assumption that attendees will have an understanding of the legal knowledge in context (i.e. contract, employment, etc.).  This may have been gained from either from attending a knowledge course or through working in the legal knowledge context.



You will be required to complete (and if necessary submit) 5 hours of preparation work for the course, which includes the drafting of an employment contract, using a number of given instructions.

This will be made available to you approximately three weeks prior to the course and forms a basis to assist in discussion during the course.


Following the course, you will be required to complete (and if necessary submit) a personal development plan.

SRA Competences

A2        Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practise effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4        Draw on a sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practise effectively

A5        Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B1        Obtain relevant facts

B2        Undertake legal research

B3        Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B4        Draft documents which are legally effective and accurately reflect the client’s instructions

C1        Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.