Conditions Precedent - Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers (Construction Law, London, 08.07.16) When drafting condition precedents into bespoke forms, what wording is required for them to be enforceable by the court? To what extent is the court enforcing what the parties draft and agree? Answered by: Sarah Hannaford QC, a construction "star" who is "undoubtedly the preferred choice for any dispute".
Concurrent Delay - Michael Curtis QC, Crown Office Chambers (Construction Law, London, 08.07.16) When considering concurrent delay, to what extent is the court replacing "dominant cause" with "effective cause", with reference to heated negotiations around recession legacy projects? Answered by: Michael Curtis QC, "a highly skilled advocate" who knows the law inside out and is a pleasure to work with. He is co-author of 'Emden's Construction Law'.
Insurance - Rupert Choat, Atkin Chambers (Construction Law, London, 08.07.16) The Insurance Act 2015 is likely to give rise to disputes, so what constitutes a "fair presentation of risk"? What do construction clients need to know about the Insurance Act? Answered by: Rupert Choat of Atkin Chambers, CMS's highly acclaimed former Head of Construction Disputes. He is "original and insightful" and a columnist for Building magazine.
Payment Notices - David Pliener, Hardwicke (Construction Law, London, 08.07.16) How do you rescue the position when an employer uses a pay less notice to challenge the contractor's valuation, with reference to Akenhead J's decision in Henia? Answered by: DAVID PLIENER of Hardwicke, who is "sharp, insightful and quick-witted" and "a commercial problem solver". He is a contributor to Paul Reed QC’s 'Construction All Risks Insurance' and 'Insurance Broking Practice and the Law'.
Sanctions by Jeremy Winter, Independent Arbitrator (Construction Law, London, 08.07.16) Tactically, when there is deliberate non-compliance with contract terms by a party, what sanctions are available, realistic and practical, with reference to JCT, D&B and NEC3 Priced Contracts? Answered by: Jeremy Winter, who is "one of the sharpest and finest brains in the construction industry". He is an independent arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute review board member.