Course Description

Certificate in Charity law, Trusteeship and Governance

This course provides an understanding of the fundamental competencies required by the commercial lawyer when drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements. It includes guidance on the structure and format of commercial contracts and emphasises the importance of using clear and concise language when drafting such agreements. Experienced practitioners provide drafting tips and best practice recommendations on how best to ensure that your commercial contracts provide legal and commercial certainty. The course begins with general drafting advice, examining standard boilerplate provisions, before considering issues pertinent to specific practice areas in more depth.


The programme is based on the following modular scheme and covers key themes as listed below:

Module 1: Drafting commercial agreements

  • Standard contract structures, rules of interpretation, implied and express terms,
  • Proficient drafting, terminology, business acumen, expectation management,
  • Negotiating contracts and risk management, due diligence,
  • Dispute resolution options, remedies and enforcement.

Module 2: Commercial agreements

  • Supply agreements, key terms and legislative provisions,
  • Agency and distribution agreements, role of the commercial agent, termination clauses,
  • Outsourcing, service description, performance indicators.

Module 3: Technology and e-commerce

  • E-commerce regulations,
  • Website terms and conditions, website privacy statements,
  • Software licencing, concept of licensing, limitation of liability,
  • Intellectual property, copyright, patentability.

Module 4: Consumer law

  • Core legislative provisions,
  • Unfair practices,
  • Core/non-core unfair terms.

Module 5: Data protection

  • Data protection concepts, role of the Data Protection Commissioner,
  • Legitimate processing and retention of data, Safe Harbour principles,
  • Data transfers, data subjects rights and notification requirements.

Module 6: Public procurement and tendering

  • Works, services or supply contracts,
  • Procurement rules and procedures,
  • Tender evaluation, selection criteria,
  • Procurement strategy checklist.

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CollegeLaw Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course CategoryLaw
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyLaw Society of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Charity law, Trusteeship and Governance
Course Start Date1st March 2024
Course End Date18th May 2024
Course Duration3 months
Course TimeLectures and workshops on Fridays and Saturdays. Also available to view on demand.
Course Fee1,725
Entry RequirementsThe course is suitable for: - Public sector, private sector and in-house solicitors who deal with commercial contracts on a daily basis, - Trainee solicitors and students seeking to expand their knowledge of the commercial industry, - Barristers who practice in the areas of commercial litigation, chancery and contract law, and - Other suitably qualified professionals who are involved in negotiation and drafting commercial agreements. We welcome applications for this course from suitably qualified non-members. Please note, for non-members this course is subject to a supplemental fee of €175 bringing the total course fee to €1,900. No fees are required prior to approval.
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The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

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The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24
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