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Step-by-step guide to conducting due diligence - On-demand

Course ID ID22009_BUS1

  • Online
  • 1
  • Foundation

You can purchase and access this content at any time for up to 6 (six) months from the date of purchase

Due diligence is the process of analysing a prospective business decision by obtaining and reviewing relevant legal, financial and other information. It is most often used in relation to the purchase of a business or company. 

During the due diligence process a prospective purchaser will make a series of enquiries to:

  • identify potential liabilities and risks
  • discover issues which need to be addressed prior to completion, and
  • assess whether to proceed with the purchase and at what price.

Essentially the potential purchaser is putting the subject matter of the sale “under the microscope” before committing to the sale.

This one-hour on-demand course is divided into 6 modules which are:

  • Getting started
  • Characterising the transaction
  • Establishing the terms of reference
  • Assembling the due diligence team
  • Conducting searches and reviewing documents
  • Reporting back to your client

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 1 CPD point. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $99.00

Alumni/Member Price $89.10


If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year. If you are in any doubt, you should check your local rules. If you practise in Western Australia, please check local rules regarding interactive activities and note that the College of Law is recognised by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a QA provider of CPD.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills.