Abandoning procurements -Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers
Weighing up the different legal and practical options, how can clients control - and overcome - the risks of abandoning a procurement following the Amey judgment?
Abnormally low tenders - Fergus Randolph QC, Brick Court Chambers
How have the STRABAG and Clestra Hauserman cases (June 2019) changed existing thinking on clients' obligations to investigate abnormally low tenders?
What is the correct approach?
Conflict of interest - Jonathan Davey, Addleshaw Goddard
What are the unresolved arguments - legal and practical - over conflict of interest in the tender process following the spate of recent cases?
Where are clients at risk?
Reg. 33 - Valentina Sloane QC, Monckton Chambers
What are the practical ramifications for client advice of the ECJ's decision in Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, in terms of Reg. 33, setting up a framework and consent?
Conditions precedent - Richard Booth, HFW
Using real-life examples which expose the problems, what makes a condition precedent stand up in court, e.g. being timed out of adjudications, late submissions of final accounts, claims for EoT?
Final account disputes - Sarah McCann, Hardwicke
How do you gain an edge in final account disputes in light of ICI v Merit Merrell Technologies?
What evidence do you need and what are the obligations of your experts?
Alliance contracts - Nigel Blundell, Pinsent Masons
Drawing on live projects, how do you control - and overcome - practical difficulties with the new forms of alliance contracts, i.e. the NEC4 Alliance and the FAC1?
BIM protocols - David Rintoul, Clarkslegal
How do you protect yourself from the legal and technical challenges of applying the BIM protocols in construction contracts, especially data ownership and data accuracy?