Standard Forms - David Savage, Charles Russell Speechlys (Construction, London, 12.07.18) How has the risk profile of the NEC4 and new FIDIC suite of contracts changed, with reference to (1) dispute avoidance, (2) compensation, (3) design responsibility, (4) payment notices?
Performance Bonds - David Sears QC, Crown Office Chambers (Construction, London, 12.07.18) In light of the Carillion collapse, are on-demand performance bonds worthwhile? What other forms of performance security should clients consider?
MT Hojgaard Decision - Ben Patten QC, 4 New Square (Construction, London, 12.07.18) Concentrating on the standard forms, when do "fitness for purpose" obligations vitiate "reasonable care and skill" obligations and vice versa (with reference to the MT Hojgaard decision)? Is there a solution?
Adjudication - Andy Mather, Macfarlanes (Construction, London, 12.07.18) What are the options for a "smash and grab" adjudication following the Grove Developments v S&T litigation for those (1) claiming money and (2) defending against it?
Assignation - Paul Darling OBE QC, 39 Essex Chambers (Construction, London, 12.07.18) Using real-life examples, how can you assign the benefits of construction contract, so as to avoid the wrangling evident in the Mailbox v Galliford Try litigation?
Concurrent Delay - Marion Smith QC, 39 Essex Chambers (Construction, London, 12.07.18) Drawing on the North Midland Building case, why do you need to amend concurrent delay allocation clauses in the standard forms? Or is it simply a matter for litigators?