Civil Engineering Law and Contract Management

Course overview

The School of Civil Engineering are once again running the Civil Engineering Law and Contract Management CPD evening course over 26 weeks, starting here in Leeds on Monday 2 November 2020. The sessions take place on Monday evenings from 6.30pm – 8.30pm and the course extends to the end of May with breaks at Christmas, Easter and the May Bank holiday.  

The course will follow the syllabus for the Institution of Civil Engineers Examinations which takes place in June 2021. If you’re wishing to take those exams you will be able to do so in Leeds at an additional charge. Revision evenings are arranged for those taking the ICE examinations at the end of the course.

Please note any examination queries, bookings and payments (for ICE exams) should be made directly with the ICE


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.

Who should attend?

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.


What our delegates say

“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 C Unterhitzenberger MEng BEng MAPM SFHEA
School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds

Invited speakers:

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

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

Fee information


Fees are VAT exempt

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.

View our terms and conditions

Venue details

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

Contact us

Harriet Wills – Course coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, 3.11
University of Leeds

T: +44 (0)113 343 2494



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ICE accredited course

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.