Hybrid Conference

Construction Law & Practice: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients

Court-Proven, Solution-Focused Answers to 7 of the Thorniest Legal Challenges Facing Experienced Practitioners: Directly from Top-Flight King’s Counsel and Solicitors

5 hours CPD

Bookings have now closed for this conference

  • Live attendance at The Caledonian Club, London on 17/10/2023. On-demand from 24/10/2023 until 27/02/2024

Additional clips from Construction Law on-demand conference

Lynne McCafferty KC on Concurrent delay

Ben Patten KC on Indemnity clauses

David Pliener KC on Latent defects

Victoria Peckett on Price adjustment

Kate Grange KC on Building Safety Act

Michael Curtis KC on Collateral Warranties

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    All talks are pre-recorded, to the standard of a TV broadcast service, so you can watch on-demand and online, whenever suits you best

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On-demand clip

So you know what to expect from the recorded conference, here is a clip of Marion Smith KC.

Marion is answering the question: What are the implications and potential workarounds for issues such as the failure to issue JCT notices or arguments over outstanding EOT applications in liquidated damages claims?

Programme

  1. Chair's introduction

    Construction law: Shaping new developments into solution-focused answers for your clients

    Chaired by Jonathan Hosie of Mayer Brown

    Jonathan is "one of the UK's pre-eminent construction lawyers: his expertise rivals anyone." He chaired working groups for Constructing Excellence and JCT.

  2. Concurrent delay

    What is the current impact of concurrent delay and client events on Extensions of Time and cost recovery, supported by the latest caselaw and practical examples?

    Answered by Lynne McCafferty KC

    Lynne is “one of the best silks around - rigorous, unpretentious, approachable, and tenacious. She appeared in the Barnes v Blackburn Council [2022] concurrent delay litigation.

  3. Price adjustment

    In what circumstances do price adjustment clauses successfully address issues of inflation and market volatility in construction contracts, how do you draft them and when do they fall short?

    Answered by Victoria Peckett of Clyde & Co

    Victoria is Chair of the drafting committee for the JCT. She is “razor-sharp”, incredibly clued-up and "absolutely excellent". She handles contentious and non-contentious work for clients such as Shell.

  4. Latent defects

    How has the Court of Appeal decision in URS Corps v BDW Trading [2023] changed existing thinking on how you handle latent defect claims?

    Answered by David Pliener KC

    David acted in a £20 million claim over defective redevelopment works to a prestigious London development. "He is a case winner, a problem solver and a star silk in the making.”

  5. Liquidated damages

    What are the implications and potential workarounds for issues such as the failure to issue JCT notices or arguments over outstanding EOT applications in liquidated damages claims?

    Answered by Marion Smith KC

    Marion "distils complex themes and extensive documentation into something that is unfailingly understandable." She is fully versed in all the standard form contracts.

  6. Building Safety Act

    How is the Building Safety Act (BSA) influencing practice and what strategies can give your clients an edge, particularly over Remediation Contribution Orders and Building Liability and Information Orders?

    Answered by Kate Grange KC

    Kate is a lead counsel on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. “She is hugely impressive, able to comprehend an enormous amount of technical detail.”

  7. Collateral Warranties

    How far can you stretch liability under Collateral Warranties, particularly over the limitation of recoverable losses, and what are the consequences and considerations for the parties involved?

    Answered by Michael Curtis KC

    Michael is the General Editor and a co-author of Emden’s Construction Law. He is “extremely capable, user-friendly, with a fantastic attention to detail and brilliant in court.”

  8. Indemnity clauses

    What is the latest judicial thinking on the enforceability of indemnity clauses in construction contracts, particularly in relation to limitation periods, mitigation, and foreseeability?

    Answered by Ben Patten KC

    Ben is "at the top of his game - three jumps ahead." “You can throw anything at him with absolute confidence.” He is the Co-Editor of "Liability of Construction Professionals."

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Bookings have now closed for this conference

  • Live attendance at The Caledonian Club, London on 17/10/2023. On-demand from 24/10/2023 until 27/02/2024
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