Drafting and negotiating damages and indemnity clauses

Course ID CN200325_BUS1

  • Face to Face
  • 3.75
  • Foundation

Negotiating and drafting indemnity clauses can be one of the trickiest aspects of a contractual negotiation and they are often the last clauses to be settled before the deal is done.  In this half-day workshop, experienced commercial lawyers Chris Bland and Dannelle Howley will explain why this is the case and use practical examples to demystify this challenging area of law.  

By attending this workshop you will: 

  • gain an understanding of indemnities, guarantees and warranties in contract law
  • be equipped with practical negotiation strategies for getting  the best results for your clients
  • gain an understanding of the analytical problem-solving skills and commercial acumen required to draft effective indemnity clauses
  • obtain 3 CPD points in the categories of substantive law and professional skills.

50% discount for New Lawyers

New Lawyers in their first three years of practice are eligible for a 50% discount off the full price of this program. This discount cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other discounts, including the alumni/Law Society member discount. Please quote NEWLAWYER at the checkout.

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Full Price $360.00

Alumni/Member Price $324.00


Start date:

05 March 2020

End date:

05 March 2020


8.45am - 12.30pm


The College of Law
Level 16, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

About This Course



8.45am: Introduction and Overview Speaker: Chris Bland, Principal, Legal Tradecraft Consulting


9.00am: Overview of Indemnities, Guarantees and Warranties Speaker: Dannelle Howley, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs


10.00am: Contractual Risk Allocation: The Business Context Speaker: Chris Bland, Legal Tradecraft Consulting


11.00am: Morning Tea and Networking Opportunity


11.20am: Drafting Indemnity Clauses Speaker: Chris Bland, Legal Tradecraft Consulting


12.30pm: Close


Designed for

This seminar is ideal for all lawyers in general practice, commercial, business and property lawyers and transactional lawyers.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirements professional skills and substantive law.


Presenter biography

Chris Bland, Principal, Legal Tradecraft Consulting

Chris is an experienced in-house lawyer and management executive with over 28 years of legal and business experience as a property, projects and commercial transactions lawyer in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. He was at Transfield Holdings for 21 years, where he led Transfield’s in-house legal team as General Counsel between 2003 and 2013. During that time, he negotiated and implemented commercial, investment and development deals, projects and transactions involving Transfield Services Limited, Charter Hall Limited, ADI Limited, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Perisher Blue Ski Fields, and Novatec Solar. Chris also led infrastructure project development transactions including the $650m Walsh Bay re-development project. He continues to undertake in-house legal project development work as a legal consultant for the student accommodation business Campus Living Villages.


Dannelle Howley, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Dannelle is a partner with Squire Patton Boggs and is recognised as a leading real estate lawyer in Australia. A leading lawyer with a strong commercial acumen, Dannelle has acted on some of the largest acquisitions, developments and leasing projects in Australia and advises in relation to some of Australia’s most iconic assets. Dannelle is a real estate law specialist with a focus on complex, structured and large-scale transactions. Her expertise spans all segments of the real estate sector, acting for listed and unlisted property funds, private and government clients. Dannelle is known for both her technical legal expertise and commercial acumen, which is recognised by her clients and peers. She is at the forefront of the real estate sector in Australia and across Asia Pacific, and regularly presents at industry conferences and legal forums.

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