The Principles of Contracting [online via Zoom]

Thursday 22 October 2020 9.30am - 1.30pm

This 4 hour course will take you through the principles of contract law and practice. How to make successful legally binding contractual agreements. What should good contract contain? An explanation and exploration of contract terms. What happens when things go wrong – breach of contract, cancellation, frustration of contract. Making contracts work for you to build successful business relationships.

"Very clear what needs to go into a contract and what to think about/prepare for - in accessible language. Made what can be an overwhelming topic very accessible. Good there were venues and producers as well as producing/touring companies. This should be compulsory for anyone dealing with contracts in a small company!" ITC summer school participant

Target Audience

This course is for anyone who has to draft contracts in their work. Though it starts with basic principles, it will also be helpful to those wishing to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills.


The online course offers a demystifying explanation of the basics of contract law through a mix of the trainer’s presentation and group discussion.


Charlotte Jones is Chief Executive of ITC. She trained as a solicitor and has been a facilitator since 1991 specialising in leadership, governance, company management, contracts and negotiating skills.

How to Book

Please book your place on the right hand side of this page.
The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions. Please read Top Tips for using Zoom below for ensure the smooth running on the session.

As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

Top Tips for using Zoom

  • Make sure you have a strong reliable internet connection. This is imperative to getting the most out of the session and connecting with people.
  • It is best to use Zoom on a PC or laptop, tablets can be used but some of the features are limited.
  • Your video/webcam and microphone will need to be on for this course.
  • If possible, try to use a headset instead of your computer’s built-in audio. Zoom works just fine with the built-ins, but the quality is even sharper with higher quality hardware.
  • Your camera should be at eye level. Adjust your camera if it is too low or high, if possible seeing you from the chest or waist up is good, instead of just seeing your face. Make sure you have a comfortable chair.
  • Lighting can make a difference - position yourself so that most of the light is coming from in front of you (behind your monitor), instead of behind you. If you have a window behind you, shut the blinds, otherwise your face will be difficult to see.
  • Find a quiet space for the duration, shut the door, ask people not to disturb you, silence all notifications from all devices, including phones and mute yourself as necessary.
  • Have some water to drink, a notebook and a pen available.