Avoiding and Resolving Contractual Disputes (Online)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
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Course description

This newly launched CIArb E-Module enables those who do not have a legal background to understand how contracts are formed and the way in which different legal terms can be interpreted and applied in both 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.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is intended for:

  • Anyone who does not have a legal background and wants to understand the main principles of contract law as well as dispute prevention and resolution;
  • Employees working for corporations and SMEs who deal with contracts throughout their work in procurement, as well as in any other business function.

This course will help business owners and managers, entrepreneurs, small business business administrators, and others involved in management to better understand contracts which they may come across in their daily activities.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon completion of the course, users undertake a series of quizzes and receive an online certificate that they can download.

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.


What is covered within the syllabus?

  • How contracts arise;
  • Express and implied terms;
  • The literal and implicit methods in contract interpretation;
  • The relevance of contractual terms for dispute avoidance;
  • Management of different interests in dispute prevention and resolution;
  • Cost and benefit analysis of dispute resolution methods.

Why choose Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Over 16,500 members worldwide

Internationally recognised post-nominals

Over 2,000 students completed our Online Introduction to ADR course

Continuing Studies

After completing the course, you will be able to advance your understanding of contracts to improve management and administration in any field that contracts are necessary. This can better equip you to pursue further CIArb dispute resolution courses or courses which require an understanding of contractual terms.

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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance, management and resolution. CIArb is passionate about promoting a harmonious society and helping people and organisations avoid, manage and resolve conflict through our...

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