Civil Engineering Law and Contract Management

What will I learn?
The course will cover:

  • Contract Strategy
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Contract Management 
  • Contract Documents
  • Liability and Health and Safety
  • CDM Regulations
  • Insurance and Bonds
  • Dispute Resolution.

The Law and Contract Management 2019 examination will focus on NEC4 and not NEC3. The current (2018/2019) course programme is available here 

How will I benefit?
The course will follow the syllabus for the Institution of Civil Engineers Examinations which takes place in June. If you’re wishing to take those exams you will be able to do so in Leeds at an additional charge. Please note any examination queries, bookings and payments should be made directly with the ICE

  • Contract Strategy
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Contract Management 
    • NEC Conditions of Contract, contract documents, contract procedures
  • Contract Documents
  • Liability and Health and Safety
    • Vicarious liability and the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
  • CDM Regulations
  • Insurance and Bonds
    • Risks, indemnity and insurance cover for NEC
  • Dispute Resolution.


This course is for you if you’re a civil engineer who, in the course of your employment, is becoming increasingly involved in contractual issues with authorities, consulting engineers and contractors.


“A great course providing a sound base of law and contract procedure, essential to all engineers.”

”Very useful course which gives an excellent overview of law and contracts from an engineering perspective”.

“An excellent course for those wishing to expand their knowledge of contract law applied to every day civil engineering.”

Course Directors

Dr T Sainati BEng, MSc, PhD
School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds

Dr Q Zhou LLB, LLM, PhD
School of Law, University of Leeds

Guest speakers:

C Hutchinson
Solicitor, Barrister (n/p) LLB, MRICS, MCIArb
J Kinirons

The completion of an accredited ICE Law and Contract Management Course is likely to be suitable for up to 5 days approved training per Module at the discretion of your Supervising Civil Engineer, Sponsor or Employer.

ICE accredited course


Fees includes:

  • cost of tuition
  • course materials/supporting books
  • light refreshments each evening/session

The ICE examinations are an additional charge payable directly to the ICE.

School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT

The School of Civil Engineering is located in building 49 on the campus map. Full details are available on the University's 'Find us' web page. You can find your way around the University with our interactive campus map

Harriet Wills
CPD Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Leeds,

T: + 44 (0)113 343 2494