Registration and coffee
Construction Contracts: Hints, Tips and Solution-Focused Answers
Wed 7 November 2018
The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR
Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 of the UK's Sharpest Lawyers
5 hrs CPD
£249 + VAT
Construction Contracts: hints, tips and solution-focused answers
Chaired by: Edward Quigg of Quigg Golden
Edward has a vast amount of practical knowledge of dispute resolution in the Construction Industry. He has been involved in many of the most closely watched cases and is Treasurer of the Adjudication Society.
Caps on liability
What are the golden rules for ensuring that caps on liability are (1) robust and (2) enforceable?
Answered by: David Pliener of Hardwicke
David is a "superb commercial problem solver; extremely likeable and client-friendly." He represented the contractors in a claim arising out of the refurbishment of a function suite for the Holiday Inn.
In light of the Carillion collapse, is it time to veer away from on-demand or performance bonds?
What are the options?
Answered by: Richard Wilmot-Smith QC
Richard is "a complete star - one of the very best construction silks." He acted in a EUR 150 million claim over a bond for a power plant in Bulgaria. He is author of "Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts."
How is design liability changing under NEC4, JCT and Fidic 2017?
Why is it such a concern and why does it matter?
Answered by: Emily Monastiriotis of Simmons & Simmons
Emily’s “skill is working out what her clients need and coming up with strategies to deliver on it." She is a judge for the Construction News Specialists Awards and sits on RIBA’s Professional Conduct Panel.
What is the savvy way to handle a "smash and grab" adjudication, either claiming money or defending against it?
Answered by: Matthew Molloy of MCMS
Matthew specialises in providing quantity surveying services, contract advice and dispute resolution services. He worked for national and regional contractors before founding MCMS in 1996.
What is the state of play in the concurrent and dominant delay debate: (1) commencement, (2) impact and duration, (3) overlapping events?
Answered by: Darryl Royce of Atkin Chambers
Darryl continues to impress with his stellar construction law practice. He is author of "Adjudication in Construction Law" and a contributing editor to "Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts."
Using real-life examples, what can you do to protect yourself when you are contracting with a party facing insolvency?
Answered by: Chris Fellowes of Mayer Brown
Chris is "razor sharp, incredibly clued up and achieves sensational results." Projects include the expansion of the Panama Canal and the construction of a 700-million-cubic-metre gas-storage facility.
Standard form amendments
When is it a ploy to amend the standard forms, e.g. removing exceptionally inclement weather or discovery of antiquities as causes for delay?
What is the legal position?
Answered by: Richard Booth of HFW
Richard is acclaimed for his skill at drafting, amending and negotiating FIDIC, NEC, JCT, LOGIC, bespoke and associated security documentation. "He is superb at negotiating with the other side."
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