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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.

Forthcoming Seminar: Construction Law Update

Seminar Dates

  • 8 June 2017

About the Seminar

The past year has seen many important developments in construction law, with the publication of the latest edition of the JCT contracts and new decisions from the courts on payment, letters of intent and adjudication. It is important to keep up to date with the latest legal issues and risks so that your business is not tripped up by lack of knowledge. Hawkswell Kilvington are presenting a series of half-day seminars to update you on the key issues you should be aware of. Book your place today to learn about these important developments in construction law.


JCT 2016 – What Has Changed?

As more of the new JCT contracts are published, we examine the changes, including:

  • New payment provisions.
  • Changes to the loss and expense procedure.
  • The new ‘Rights Particulars’.
  • Changes to the insurance requirements.

NEC4 – What We Know So Far

  • Everything we know about the forthcoming NEC4 contracts.

Letters of Intent

  • Did a letter of intent create a binding contract? Arcadis Consulting v AMEC (BSC).
  • Was a letter of intent superseded by a JCT contract? Spartafield v Penten Group.


  • Entitlement to payment following expiry of a payment schedule – Balfour Beatty Regional Construction v Grove Developments in the Court of Appeal.
  • Does failure to serve a pay less notice at final account stage prevent the account from being valued? Kilker Projects v Purton.
  • Technical claims and requirements for a valid ‘default notice’ and valid pay less notice – Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust v Logan Construction.

Extensions of Time

  • How should extensions of time be calculated? Carillion Construction v Woods Bagot Europe.
  • Does an extension of time cancel out an existing non-completion certificate? Octoesse v Trak Special Projects.

Developments in Adjudication

  • New ways to recover legal costs in adjudication? Lulu Construction v Mulalley and WES Futures v Allen Wilson.
  • A review of other recent adjudication cases, including referral of the same dispute (Niken v Trigram and Imperial Chemical Industries v Merit Merrell Technology) and an adjudicator’s failure to disclose involvement in a simultaneous adjudication (Beumer Group UK v Vinci Construction UK).

News Round-Up – Other Developments

  • New ACE consultancy agreements.
  • Interpretation of contract terms – Arnold v Britton.
  • The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 – new rights for claiming directly against the insurer of an insolvent defendant.
  • Overcoming a “variations must be in writing” clause by oral agreement – Globe Motors Inc v TRW Lucas and MWB Business Exchange Centres v Rock Advertising.

Venues & Booking Information

The seminars are being held at the venues listed below. 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:


The Bristol Golf Club, Bristol, J17, M5, 8 June 2017, (AM) 

For information about the timings of the seminars, please click here.

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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
  • Partnering
  • 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
  • Mediation


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Wakefield Office

17 Navigation Court
Calder Park
West Yorkshire
Tel: 01924 258719
Fax: 01924 257666

London Office

28 Queen Street