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In order to keep those in the construction and engineering industry up to date with changes in legislation, court decisions and other important developments, Hawkswell Kilvington hold regular seminars at locations around the country.
Key Developments in Construction Law: What to Take Advantage of and What to be Wary of
- 20 & 22 March 2018
- 24 & 26 April 2018
- 1, 10 & 17 May 2018
About the Seminar
In the past twelve months there have been many important court judgments relating to key issues such as pay less notices, limitation of liability, interpretation of contracts, concurrent delay and repudiatory breach of contract. Hawkswell Kilvington are presenting a series of half day seminars which will explain these key developments and how they could affect you.
Payment – Latest Developments
– Do pay less notices have to be given for final payments?
– Can works still be valued following a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication?
– What does a pay less notice need to include? How do you draft a pay less notice?
Quality Obligations in Design and Build Contracts
– Interpreting contracts which impose multiple different quality obligations on contractors – is it fitness for purpose or reasonable skill and care?
– What was the contractually agreed quality standard?
Extensions of Time
– Are clauses barring the contractor from an extension of time where there is concurrent delay enforceable?
– Was an architect negligent in ignoring a client’s budget?
– Was a monitoring surveyor’s report negligent?
– A new test for reasonable skill and care?
Termination of Contracts
– Avoiding the pitfalls.
– Repudiatory breach of contract.
– What happens if the contractor is not given an opportunity to remedy a breach before termination?
Limitation of Liability Clauses
– Interpreting limitation of liability clauses.
– A review of recent adjudication decisions, including:
- Withdrawing from an adjudication and starting again.
- Can costs be recovered under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998?
- Recovery of adjudicator’s fees.
- Enforcement of a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication.
Venues & Booking Information
Please click here for details of the venues, dates and timings of the seminars.
There is a non-refundable charge of £100.00 plus VAT (£120) per delegate for the seminar, including refreshments on arrival. To book a place, please either:
- call 01924 258719 and speak to Louise Tankard or Claire Crawshaw to pay by credit card;
- fill out the electronic Booking Form below; or
- click here to view/download our seminar invitation in PDF format, complete the enclosed booking form and return it to us in hard copy.
Other Recent Seminars
Recent seminar topics have included:
- Key Commercial and Contractual Issues in Construction
- The New Construction Act
- Construction Traps for the Unwary
- Successful Adjudication
- Construction Law Update
- The Essential Adjudication Guide
- JCT Major Project Form
- Understanding Construction Contracts
- Defending Adjudication Claims
- Adjudication Workshop
- Mock Adjudication
- Construction Plant and Machinery – Understanding the contractual risks
- Letters of Intent explained
- Performance Bonds – traps to avoid
- Design and Build