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 qualified solicitors who either want to brush up on their skills, consolidate their knowledge or are moving into a new area of practice.
- 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.
TBC: Please contact us for future course dates
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.
- 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.
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.
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.