Common Law and Legal English Weekend for the International Practitioner – Bologna, 1-3 June 2018

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judge-1024x683Today’s practitioners, whether operating domestically or internationally, are required to know how the law from other jurisdictions impacts on their client’s business affairs.

Whether the client is located in the US or UK or in Europe, a practitioner needs to understand the fundamental elements of these legal systems in order to protect and or defend their client’s business.

This weekend school has been specifically developed to assist practitioners to understand the basic requirements of the common law system in the US and UK.

The first part of the course will start with an introduction to common law system of law and look at how the common law system developed.

The second part of the course will involve the study of various areas of common law in the UK and contracted to the US system. We will study contracts law, torts law, the impact of equity, remedies available for breach.

The third part of the course will focus on the impact of the conflict of laws (private international law). How does this operate in the areas of tort, contract, property and so on and transactions which contain a foreign element.For example, conflict of laws issues will arise if proceedings are contemplated in London in respect of a contract involving a party in Italy seeking to recover damages for breach of a contract governed by the law of Italy.

The fourth part of the course will look at civil litigation procedure from studying the legal institutions, and the civil procedure rules including discovery, interrogatories, affidavits.

The final part of the course will involve a negotiation of a dispute where participants will have the chance to role play in the negotiation. At the conclusion of the negotiation, the participants will also be drafting terms of settlement for the matter.

The topics to be covered in this course are:-

1. Introduction to the common law system in the UK and US and terminology

2. Contracts law and terminology in the UK and US and the international sale of goods (Vienna Convention)

3.  Torts law and terminology in the UK and US

4. Equity law in the UK and terminology

5. Remedies and damages in the US & UK for breach of contract and torts

6. Law of contract – forum of competent jurisdiction and the law of the contract

7. The Impact of private international law on commercial transactions; Applicable Law, Court of Competent Jurisdiction.

8. Commencing proceedings and civil litigation procedure including discovery, interrogatories, affidavits.

9. Dispute Resolution and the art of negotiation

10. Case study – participants will role play in the negotiation and draft terms of settlement for the matter.

For further details, fill in the attached contact form:-


Formazione – Lavoro Autonomo-100% deducibili

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Lavoro autonomo? Partita IVA?

Lo sapevi che i costi che sostieni per la tua formazione sono 100% deducibili.

Art 9 Legge 81/2017 Jobs Act provede la deducibilita’ delle spese di formazione e accesso alla formazione permanente.

«. Sono integralmente deducibili, entro il limite annuo di 10.000 euro, le spese per l’iscrizione a master e a corsi di formazione o di aggiornamento professionale nonche’ le spese di iscrizione a convegni e congressi, comprese quelle di viaggio e soggiorno. Sono integralmente deducibili, entro il limite annuo di 5.000 euro, le spese sostenute per i servizi personalizzati di certificazione delle competenze, orientamento,ricerca e sostegno all’auto-imprenditorialita’, mirate a sbocchi occupazionali effettivamente esistenti e appropriati in relazione alle condizioni del mercato del lavoro, erogati dagli organismi accreditati ai sensi della disciplina vigente.’».

Non aspettate. Approffitate subito.

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Negotiations can lead to liability …beware…

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Are you negotiating contracts ? Do you know how to avoid liability during negotiations ?

You could find yourself not only bound in contract but liable for representations made during negotiations even if you have not signed an agreement or even written the agreement out.

So how can you avoid liability during negotiations ? How does this situation work in your jurisdiction.

Leave your comments below.





Verona: Negotiation and Mediation Legal Course

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Coming to the last lesson in this cycle of lessons on Negotiation and Mediation. Tomorrow we will be speaking about all the soft skills a practitioner needs to have to bring about the most optimal results.

If you would like details about this course, fill in the form below.

Confucius did say…

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‘I hear and I forget.

I see and I remember.

I do and I understand’

Tip 1-Negotiating through active listening

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According to Fisher and Ury in their book ‘Getting to Yes’, there are three major problems in communication. 

  1. People may not be talking to each other. Frequently, when parties are disputing, they have given up on talking to each other and no longer trying to attempt any serious communication.
  2. People do not pay enough attention to what other people are saying. This leads to misunderstandings which are compounded not only by different languages but also cultures. 

So what is the solution ?

Fisher & Ury talk about active listening. Active listening involves acknowledging what has been said and question your assumptions. Understanding is not agreeing but you need to demonstrate to the other side that you understand their point of view, and this will in turn make them open to listening to your point of view. 

This reciprocity is hoped will lead to maximizing your chances of having a constructive solution to the problem. 

Written by #Sofia Parastatidou (copyright and all other rights reserved).

For further details of our negotiation classes send an email to or fill in the form below. 

Does Grammar matter ?

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 For details of our upcoming writing courses for professionals send an email to or fill in the form below.