CIArb News

CIArb launches new e-module, ‘Avoiding and Resolving Contractual Disputes’

08 Apr 2020

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the leading professional body for dispute avoidance, management and resolution, is launching a new online product as part of its e-learning catalogue. These products, including an online course leading to Associate Membership of CIArb and an audiobook in dispute management, are valuable opportunities for members and non-members alike to deepen their knowledge and skills in dealing with disputes.

Available on CIArb’s innovative ‘LearnADR’ platform, the new product, ‘Avoiding and Resolving Contractual Disputes’ provides those who do not have a legal background with knowledge on how contracts are formed, and the way in which legal terms can be both interpreted and applied with regards to dispute prevention and resolution. 

“Contracts exist in all areas of life and they are, by their very nature, designed to minimise misunderstandings between parties. However, sometimes disputes do arise, and in these situations it’s important that all parties understand the legal nature of a contract, its terms and what they can do to manage the dispute. This e-module provides an excellent introduction to contract law.” says Dr Paresh Kathrani, CIArb Director of Professional Services.

The e-module has a number of different chapters on the formation of a contract, contractual terms and dispute resolution. Its learning outcomes include: 

  • Identifying the ways in which contracts can generally arise;
  • Distinguishing contracts from other types of agreements;
  • The implications of a legally binding contract and implied and express terms;
  • The different tools and methods for interpreting contractual terms;
  • The means by which contractual terms can be used to prevent and resolve disputes;
  • The strategies for the effective prevention and resolution of disputes;
  • The implications of going to court for breach of contract versus ADR methods.

Users undertake a series of quizzes and receive an online certificate that they can download. The eModule can be purchased at a cost of £36.00 here

For more information, please contact the Department of Education and Training at education@ciarb.org

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