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Construction: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients
Wed 27 June 2018
The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR
Answers to 13 Thorny Questions: Directly from 5 QCs and 2 Solicitors of Outstanding Ability
5 hrs CPD
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Construction: Shaping new law into solution-focused advice for your clients
Chaired by: Keith Bishop of Muckle LLP
Keith has "a vast amount of practical knowledge and experience, and a great strategic eye." He has acted as an adjudicator in multiple major construction disputes (including PFI projects).
What are the options for a "smash and grab" adjudication following the Grove Developments v S&T litigation for those (1) claiming money and (2) defending against it?
Answered by: Dominique Rawley QC
Dominique is one of the UK's most skilled and tactically astute construction law practitioners. She is co-author of the "Construction Adjudication & Payments Handbook."
Drawing on the North Midland Building case, why do you need to amend concurrent delay allocation clauses in the standard forms?
Or is it simply a matter for litigators?
Answered by: Marion Smith QC
Marion "continues to impress with her stellar construction practice." She has a knack for conveying complex law to commercial people. She brings a huge number of cases to the table.
MT Hojgaard decision
Concentrating on the standard forms, when do "fitness for purpose" obligations vitiate "reasonable care and skill" obligations and vice versa?
Is there a solution?
Answered by: Roger Stewart QC
Roger is "an example of sheer brilliance" and is able to “articulate the most complex concepts with simplicity and brevity.” He is a Professional Negligence Silk of the Year.
In light of the Carillion collapse, are on-demand performance bonds worthwhile?
What other forms of performance security should clients consider?
Answered by: David Sears QC
David is "absolutely brilliant, a great advocate and a tenacious fighter." He contributed "Delay and Disruption, Damages and Penalties" to Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts.
Using real-life examples, how can you assign the benefits of construction contract, so as to avoid the wrangling evident in the Mailbox v Galliford Try litigation?
Answered by: Paul Darling OBE QC
Paul is "a larger than life personality and a massive presence in court." "When you have a tricky case, you go to him.” He is a Construction Silk of the Year (with more than 60 reported cases).
How has the risk profile of the NEC4 and new FIDIC suite of contracts changed, with reference to (1) dispute avoidance, (2) compensation, (3) design responsibility, (4) payment notices?
Answered by: Max Wieliczko of HFW
Max is co-author of "Construction Contract Variations." He knows the law inside out and is acting in the litigation over the collapse of a 6km tunnel at the Glendoe hydro-electric scheme.
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