Fitness for purpose - David Pliener, Hardwicke
How far can you push the boundaries of design obligations, implied terms of fitness for purpose and causation, and with what implications for insurance cover?
Variations - David Sears QC, Crown Office Chambers
Supported by case-law and practical examples, how do you control - and overcome - difficulties with variations omissions clauses? What can you push the court to do?
Conditions precedent - Steven Walker QC, Atkin Chambers
Where is the contractual wriggle room over conditions precedents, e.g. being timed out of adjudications, late submissions of final accounts, claims for EoT?
Covid - Eamonn Conlon
Under the main contracts, when can a contractor claim an extension of time and loss and expense for reasons of COVID, given stringent health & safety and site operating requirements?
Pay less notices - Edward Quigg, Quigg Golden
How will Adjudication impact on payment notices under the major forms of contracts used in Ireland, i.e. timing, procedure, form and content?
Same as England or watch this space?
Recovery of loss - Angelyn Rowan, Philip Lee
Right now in Ireland, how are the courts approaching recovery of loss, particularly economic loss, for contractors and clients?
How can you expect the judges to react?
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?