Business Law for Non Lawyers Course


Professionals make decisions every day on behalf of their organizations. A good number of those transactions take place without a full appreciation of the nature and scope of the obligations. In addition, some of the agreements that are drafted following such decisions are either not properly crafted or crafted without fully considering the surround legal environment, thereby resulting in confusion and difficulty in fulfilling the mutual obligations. This course is consequently designed to enhance the professional development of the participants that have no legal background with key legal issues in business processes in understanding the impact of various facets of business law on their transactions. This will be achieved through simplified coverage of relevant elements of contract law, law of torts, consumer protection law, competition law, employment law and law relating to business.

The course is therefore designed to give participants the knowledge, understanding, practical skills and fundamental grounding in the key areas of business law that are important for working in both the corporate and statutory environments of today.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

Business owners, marketing managers, business development managers, contract managers, project managers, office managers, purchasing personnel, city/town assembly projects supervisors, subcontractors.

Course Objectives

  • Appreciate how the law regulates business behavior;
  • Understand the key issues concerning contract formation including offer acceptance and apply this to factual scenarios;
  • Comprehend the key terminology used in contracts.
  • Grasp and analyse the structure and key provisions of a contract;
  • Understand how to use contracts to manage business process and risk;
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of tortious liability principles;
  • Analyse the key torts that organizations may be liable for following wrongful acts by their employees;
  • Understand the practical impacts of consumer, competition and employment law on your business operations;
  • Comprehend the key business organisations (companies and partnerships), how they are structured and regulated.

Course Outline

• Overview of the legal system and sources of business law;
• Fundamental principles of law of contract;
• Elements of a valid contract;
• Terms and conditions of contracts;
• Law of torts and business-related torts;
• Consumer protection regulatory framework;
• Business competition regulatory framework;
• Key aspects of employment law;
• Business structure and organizations.

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Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.