Registration and coffee
Construction: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients
Wed 3 July 2019
The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR
Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 QCs and Solicitors of Outstanding Ability
5 hrs CPD
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Construction: Shaping new law into solution-focused advice for your clients
Chaired by: Paul Darling QC
Paul "commands enormous gravitas and the very best respect for his advice and opinions.” "His insticts are razor sharp." He regularly appears before the TCC in an array of high-value cases.
When - in construction cases - can you deduct LDs post termination following the Court of Appeal's decision in Triple Point Technology v. PTT ?
Answered by: Marion Smith QC
Marion is "technically superb, great at complex matters and very personable." "She takes a no-nonsense approach and secures sensational results." She brings a huge number of cases to the table.
Which grey areas remain over the interaction of insolvency set-off and construction law following Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale ?
Answered by: Robert-Jan Temmink QC
Robert is "charming, agile and creative." "He answers difficult questions with unmatched authority and gives clear, well-argued advice." He acted in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale.
Which way is the wind blowing for contractors wishing to avoid the consequences of conditions precedent, e.g. being timed out of adjudications, late submissions of final accounts, claims for EoT?
Answered by: Lynne McCafferty QC
Lynne is "lauded for her skill in construction disputes." She is "clear, pragmatic and razor-sharp." She defended a firm of architects from two linked TCC claims over allegedly defective wind turbine foundations.
Despite all the noise, how marked is the shift in approach to contract interpretation following Wood v Capita?
Is it helping to resolve wording ambiguity and ambiguous phrases?
Answered by: Max Wieliczko of HFW
Max is co-author of "Construction Contract Variations." He acted in the Court of Session in the hotly contested SSE v Hochtief litigation, over the collapse of a 6km tunnel at the Glendoe hydro-electric scheme.
SSE v Hochtief
With SSE v Hochtief bubbling away, how are you to distinguish between design obligations and workmanship obligations?
What is and isn't insurable?
Answered by: Jessica Stephens QC
Jessica is "acclaimed for her heavy weight contraction law practice." "She cuts to the chase an gives direct, clear advice." She is identified by The Times as one of ten future stars of the Bar.
Retentions and PBAs
How is market practice changing over retentions and project bank accounts following recent high-profile insolvencies?
What do the trends show, with examples?
Answered by: Rudi Klein, Chief Executive, Specialist Engineering Contractors Group
Rudi was actively involved in piloting the ‘Construction Act’ through Parliament. He advised the New Zealand and Singaporean Governments on construction contracts legislation. The SECG represents 60,000 firms.
In the spotlight of Arcadis Consulting v AMEC , what are the legal and practical consequences for drafting and responding to LOIs and pre-construction services agreements?
Answered by: David Sears QC
David is "absolutely brilliant, a great advocate and a tenacious fighter, precise and unfailingly good humoured." He acted in Halsbury Homes v Adam Architecture over the application of the payment notice regime to final accounts.
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