Negotiation

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.

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Did you know that contracts have 7 Stages ?

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It is said that contracts go through a 7-stage process. These are:-

1. Specification

2. Make – Buy

3. Source – Award

4. Implementation

5. Operate

6. End options

7. Lessons

Do you know what these mean ?  Put your comments below.

 

 

Interviewing and Advising Clients (QLTS Module)

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On completion of this module, participants should demonstrate an understanding of the principles and techniques of the skills of interviewing and advising.

Element 1:  Interviewing

 Participants should:

  1. be able to choose an appropriate way to obtain relevant information
  2. be able to plan, prepare for and identify the objectives of an interview
  3. understand how to conduct an effective interview that elicits the relevant information, allows the client to explain any concerns, anticipates the client’s questions and has clear outcomes
  4. be able to listen actively and use appropriate questioning techniques
  5. be able to establish a professional relationship.

Element 2:  Advice and follow up

Participants should be able to:

  1. advise the client taking into account the client’s objectives, priorities and constraints and addressing all relevant factual, practical and legal issues
  2. identify possible courses of action, the legal and non-legal consequences of a course of action (including the costs, benefits and risks) and assist the client in reaching a decision
  3. identify any further decisions to be made or steps to be taken and manage the client’s expectations including likely outcomes and timescales
  4. accurately record an interview, advice given orally, decisions made by the client and follow-up steps and, where appropriate, confirm instructions in each case in accordance with the outcomes for Writing
  5. identify the circumstances in which to take instructions or seek advice from a supervising solicitor.

For further details send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com or visit the site by clicking here Interviewing and Advising Clients (QLTS)

Course dates for 2017 will be available shortly.

CIVIL LITIGATION  (QLTS Module)  

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Upon completion of this core practice area, participants will:-

  • Understand the nature of civil litigation
  • Be able to identify the critical steps in civil litigation

Participants will learn how to do

  1. Do a case analysis
  2. Evaluate different courses of action
  3. Consider the prospect of litigation funding or public funding
  4. Identify and take steps in court procedure taken in the preparation and conduct of litigation.
  5. Alternate Dispute Resolution
  6. Enforcement and appeal of judgements
  7. Drafting appropriate pleadings

 

For further details send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com. Course dates for 2017 will be available shortly. Click here to visit our website  Civil Litigation – QLTS module

 

International Franchise Law & Practice – Masterclass

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One of the most popular business models used today to expand globally is franchising.

We have developed this course to assist the practitioner and their client to understand the complexities of this type of business expansion.

The International Franchising Law Masterclass is comprised of the following topic areas:

  1. Different business models in the franchising system
  2. Business format of franchising
  3. The impact of different cultures and legal systems of international franchising
  4. The effect of a wide range of laws which govern franchising such as franchising laws, codes of conduct, trademark protection, dispute resolution
  5. New developments in taxation avoidance and minimisation and the impact it has on business models.

More specifically, we will be looking at:-

  1. Definition of franchising.
  2. Assessing a franchise business for suitability of transport to overseas jurisdictions.
  3. The role of legal advisers in the business decision to expand a franchise to a new country.
  4. Comparison of Business Models (organics, agents, distributors, licencing, franchising, joint ventures, master franchisees)
  5. Franchising and the concept of culture
  6. Building and protecting the brand
  7. Due diligence
  8. Brand Due Diligence
  9. Role of advisers in due diligence
  10. Contents of a franchising agreement
  11. Obligations of franchisor and franchisee
  12. Other important terms in a franchise agreement
  13. Due Diligence Considerations
  14. Carve-outs
  15. Comparative session – Italy v UK
  16. International Franchise Laws and Regulations
  17. Franchise Business Structures
  18. Expansion in franchising
  19. Legal Issues in negotiation matters
  20. Intellectual Property Issues
  21. Protection of Trade Marks
  22. Real Property considerations – Leases and licences
  23. Dispute Resolution
  24. Alternative dispute resolution – mediation and arbitration
  25. Forum and choice of Law
  26. Factors in dispute resolution
  27. The future of franchising
  28. Social Franchising
  29. Exit Strategies – selling, insolvency, buyouts, public listing, venture capitalists

The students will be learning the above through caselaw and practice case studies to apply the concepts to real practical situations.

For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com to join our mailing list or visit our website International Franchising Law and Practice

Intellectual Property Law Masterclass

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Philosophical and economic underpinnings lie behind Intellectual Property Law.

The law of intellectual property includes the areas of copyright, design, patents, confidential information, business reputation and trademarks.

In the Intellectual Property Law Masterclass, we will be studying key policy issues, the rationale and role of intellectual property law.

We will examine the overlap between areas of protection, the growing importance of obligations under international treaties and the interaction of intellectual property law with other areas such as competition law and contract law.

For each category of intellectual property, we will be learning about how the rights arise, the nature of the rights protected, ownership and exploitation. Finally, we will study infringement types and what remedies are available to owners of IP.

In particular, the Masterclass will cover: –

  1. Introduction and history of intellectual property
  2. International aspects of intellectual property protection
  3. International Treaties & UK statues and the system in the US
  4. Common Law principles and the protection of intellectual property
  1. Copyright principles and protection
  2. Copyright Assignment and Licensing
  3. Copyright Infringement, Defences and Remedies
  1. Industrial Designs & Requirements for registration
  2. Infringement of Design, Defences and Remedies
  1. Patents principles and protection
  2. Infringement of Patents, Defences and Remedies
  1. Confidential information and principles
  2. Remedies for breach of confidential information in contract and equity
  3. Defences for breach of confidential information and Remedies
  1. Business Reputation and principles in the action of passing off
  2. Misrepresentation, Association, Sponsorship and endorsement
  1. Trade Marks elements and principles
  2. History of Trademarks at common law and international conventions
  3. Classes of designated goods and services
  4. Trade Mark registration and elements necessary for registration
  5. Grounds for opposition to registration
  6. Licensing of Trade Marks
  7. Infringement, Defences and Remedies
  1. Domain names and new technology issues
  1. The Future of IP

For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com to join our mailing list or visit our website Intellectual Property Master Class

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (MINI-CLASS)

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Often professionals need to advice their clients in a variety of fields including intellectual property law.

In this mini-class we will be studying the main areas of intellectual property including copyright, patents and trademarks.

We will study landmark cases and learn the key legal terms in IP.

In this Mini-Class we will study: –

  1. Definitions of different types of intellectual property
  2. Types of Agreement and Contracts – Licensing
  3. Breaches of Intellectual Property
  4. Damages
  5. Injunctions
  6. Amending an Agreement
  7. IP Rights and the Internet
  8. Case Law
  9. Role -Play – Negotiating an Agreement

For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com to join our mailing list or visit Intellectual Property Mini Class