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Categories:
IT, Technology & Telecoms
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This two-part CPDcast series, with Jeremy Drew from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, provides a comprehensive overview of the key trends currently shaping the information technology sector. It considers ways in which to (a) ensure effective contract management, and (b) ensure that performance guarantees and obligations in contracts are certain. It also sets out the need for exit provisions in contracts more generally.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the current developments shaping the information technology sector;
  • Know what contract clauses companies should consider as being key;
  • Have considered what lessons can be taken from recent legal cases concerning contractual negotiations;
  • Know what ‘future-proofing’ is and why it remains a key consideration in the technology sector;
  • Be aware of the importance of ensuring that flexibility is incorporated into agreements.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • AstraZeneca UK Limited v International Business Machines Corporation [2011] EWHC 306 (TCC);
  • Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society [1997] UKHL 28;
  • Jet2.com Ltd v Blackpool Airport Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 417;
  • Kingsway Hall Hotel Ltd v Red Sky IT Ltd [2010] EWHC 965 (TCC);
  • Kudos Catering (UK) Ltd v Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 38;
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust v Compass Group UK and Ireland Ltd (trading as Medirest) [2013] EWCA Civ 200;
  • Regus (UK) Ltd v Epcot Solutions Ltd, [2008] EWCA Civ 36.

In this two-part CPDcast series Jeremy Drew from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain explains the key trends currently shaping the information technology sector. He provides useful guidance in respect of contract management and negotiations and explores ways in which to ensure performance guarantees and obligations are certain.

Date Recorded: 24th June 2013

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