Essential Contract Law for non-legal professional

Date: 8 January 2021

Time : 14:00 - 17:00 (Virtual learning via Zoom)



Contracts are essential features of the business world and daily commerce. While a good business contract helps to bring in profits, an even better one safeguards those hard-earned profits at the same time. What you know of contracts, can help to grow your business. Conversely, what you do not know, can cripple your business.

This workshop thus seeks to empower you with the knowledge of fundamental contract law principles which apply to your business contracts.

Through the use of contracts, businesses and individuals communicate their expectations with each other. If you hold a managerial or executive position responsible for dealing with contracts, this workshop will aid you in better understanding them and in better protecting your commercial interests.

Mr. Patrick Tan

Founder and CEO of

Fortis Law Corporation

Patrick Tan is the founder and CEO of Fortis Law Corporation. His areas of practice include commercial litigation and arbitration, wealth management, and private client matters. He is a Notary Public Commissioner for oaths, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, as well as an accredited Associate Mediator, appointed by the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Primary Dispute Resolution Centre of the State Courts of Singapore. He obtained his LL.B. (Hons) at the Nottingham University, where he received top hon-ours, clinching several academic awards in land law, company law and partnership law.

Learning Objective

  • How are contracts validly made?

  • Are oral contracts valid?

  • What factors invalidate contracts?

  • What about misrepresentations and mistakes in contracts?

  • How do I discharge a contract?

  • What are my remedies if there is a breach of contract?

  • How do I go about seeking redress?