Avoiding and Resolving Contractual Disputes (On-Demand)

This course enables those who do not have a legal background to identify how contracts arise, and are formed.

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Course Details

What is the aim of the course?

This course enables those who do not have a legal background to identify the situations in which legally binding contracts can arise, to understand how contracts are formed and the way in which different legal terms can be interpreted and applied in both dispute prevention and resolution.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the main constituent elements of a contract.
  • Recognise correct implementation and classification of contractual terms, remedies and representations.
  • Recognise an effective, comprehensive contract structure and identify the correct use of exclusion clauses to avoid contractual disputes.
  • Identify the key differences between litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Identify common characteristics of the main forms of ADR.
  • Compare litigation and ADR and identify the key benefits of applying ADR in civil and commercial disputes.
  • Apply and consolidate the course learning through completing a written exercise based on an ADR scenario.

What is covered in the Syllabus?

The course is structured in four main sections: a series of interactive learning activities covering the many facets of Contract Law as well as Dispute Avoidance and Resolution; and a scenario for you to reflect on to deepen your understanding.

  • How contracts arise;
  • Express and implied terms;
  • The literal and implicit methods in contract interpretation;
  • The relevance of contractual terms for dispute avoidance;
  • Management of different interests in dispute prevention and resolution;
  • Cost and benefit analysis of dispute resolution methods.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered online and is self-paced. This means that candidates can study the available material at their own pace.

How will I be assessed?

This course is not assessed. In order to receive a certificate of completion you must go through the entire content of the course this includes: watching the videos in full and completing all of the interactive exercises.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements. The course is intended for candidates who:

  • are interested in the field of ADR,
  • wish to learn more about ADR and its benefits to users,
  • wish to become an Associate member of CIArb.

Candidates enrolling on any Ciarb course/assessment are required to ensure that their command of spoken and written English is adequate for the course/assessment for which they have applied. Ciarb does not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course/assessment. However, it is the candidate's responsibility to ensure their English language skills are at a Professional Working Proficiency level, in order to meet the required standard when enrolling for any Ciarb course/assessment. It is recommended that candidates have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. (Please note that we do not require an official IELTS or TOEFL result).


Please contact the British Council for further details on how to improve your English skills:


What is the course fee and what does it include?

The course fee is £36.00 inclusive of VAT.  The fee includes registration on the course and access to study materials.

What happens when I register for the course?

Upon successful registration on the course, candidates will receive confirmation they are booked on the course.  Joining instructions and course materials will be available on LearnADR approximately 3 days after successfully booking and paying for the course.

What is Ciarb’s policy on cancellation of courses?

Ciarb reserves the right to cancel or change the date, venue or content of programmes and the names of speakers, lecturers and tutors.  Candidates will be provided with adequate notice of any change.  If Ciarb has to cancel a course, candidates will be provided with a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their registration to the next course.  Should a candidate wish to cancel/defer their registration of a course, notification must be received in writing to education@ciarb.org.  Deferral charges apply.  Please refer to the Fee Terms and Conditions for full details.

What is my next step when I complete the course?

On successful completion of this course candidates:

  • will be awarded a Certificate of Completion