Delay - Darryl Royce, Atkin Chambers (Construction Contracts, London, 7.11.18) What is the state of play in the concurrent and dominant delay debate: (1) commencement, (2) impact and duration, (3) overlapping events?
Design liability - Emily Monastiriotis, Simmons & Simmons (Construction Contracts, London, 7.11.18) How is design liability changing under NEC4, JCT and Fidic 2017? Why is it such a concern and why does it matter?
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?