Forthcoming meetings and events

Unless marked otherwise, the meetings are free to members and their guests. There is usually a link to go to book your places. Bookings can only be made by logged in members. Please contact our administrative office with any queries.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
6.00 for 6.30pm
Edinburgh
The Forth Crossing Construction

Ewen Macdonell, Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors

This event is open to non SCL members, but as places are limited, these will be allocated on a first come basis. Please contact Louise Shiels (0131 200 7509 or louise.shiels@dundas-wilson.com) or Lisa Cattanach (0141 773 5235 or lhc@cdr.uk.com) to book your place.

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Monday, April 28, 2014
5:45pm – 7:00pm
Manchester
Risk allocation under FIDIC – what to watch out for

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC & Zulfikar Khayum, Atkin Chambers

Brodie McAdam

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6.00pm
Durham
Adjudication Update

Steven Walker QC

Simon Lewis

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6.30pm
London
The Society's AGM
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
7.30pm
London
The Society's Annual Dinner 2014

Cost £108 incl VAT per member to include pre-dinner drinks & wine with dinner.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
6.00 for 6.15pm
Reading
Causation in construction claims after Walter Lilly

Vincent Moran, QC, Keating Chambers

Mamas Stavrou, Navigant
Mamas Stavrou

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6.30pm
Dublin
Adjudication – Enforcement by the TCC

Sir Robert Akenhead

Susan Bryson
Susan Bryson

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6.30pm
London
Injuncting Employers’ Calls on Performance Bonds
A seminar based on a paper awarded First Prize in the Hudson Prize 2013

Lauren Adams

Professor Anthony Lavers

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
6.00pm
London
Current and future issues in TCC litigation

David Skelton, Bond Dickinson LLP & Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart

Julian Bailey
Simon Lewis

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
6 for 6.30pm
Glasgow
Causation in Construction Claims & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Vincent Moran QC and Elizabeth Repper, Keating Chambers

Fraser McMillan, Pinsent Masons LLP

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Saturday, May 17, 2014
7.00pm
Overseas venue
Expert evidence in international construction disputes: Common Law v. Civil Law Perspectives
Inaugural International UK Junior Society of Construction Law Event

Dr. Robert Gaitskell QC (Keating Chambers); Kim Rosenberg (Senior Associate, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Nicolas Bouchardie (Counsel, White & Case LLP, Paris) and Pierrick Le Goff, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Alstom Transport

Christopher Seppälä, White & Case LLP, Paris

Programme includes:

- Thursday Evening: Welcome drinks reception and three-course meal

- Friday Morning: Tour of the ICC HQ, Paris

- Friday Afternoon: Seminar on “Expert Evidence in international construction disputes:
common law v civil law perspectives”

- Friday Evening: Drinks reception and dinner

- Saturday Morning: Boat trip

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
5.45 for 6.15pm
Milton Keynes
The Adjudicators point of view

Don Smith, Adjudicator

Michael Gerard

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
5.45 for 6pm
Bristol
Expert Evidence in Construction Cases
Joint SCL/Adjudication Society event

Mr Justice Akenhead

Mike Waring, Knights
Tom Wrzesien

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
5.45pm for 6.00pm
Cardiff
A construction law update: "Key developments arising from recent Court Judgments”

Marc Lixenberg, Atkin Chambers

Iwan Jenkins
Iwan Jenkins

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
5.15 for 5.30pm
Belfast
New and Controversial Case Law Developments

Manus McMullan QC & Rónán Hanna, Atkin Chambers

James Turner, O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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For further details please contact christopher.bullock@oreillystewart.com

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6.00pm
Durham
NEC: Risk prevention, mitigation and management

Ian Heaphy, Turner & Townsend

Simon Lewis

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
5.45 for 6pm
Birmingham
Are Payment Notices cast in stone?

John Riches, Henry Cooper Consultants Ltd

Ian Yule
Ian Yule

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For further enquiries please contact beverley.jones@weightmans.com

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6.30pm
London
Variations: Can the employer ever be under a duty to instruct a change?

Michael Sergeant

Stephen Dennison QC

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6.00 for 6.30pm
Edinburgh
The rising volume of litigation under collateral warranties - Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales & West Ltd and more….

Steven Walker QC, Atkins Chambers

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Friday, June 6, 2014
12 for 12.30pm
Manchester
The Inaugural Society of Construction Law Manchester Summer Lunch

John Hotowka, “The Laughter Dinner Speaker”

Cost: £60 + £12 VAT = £72 per person. Please note: Block bookings by firms will be limited to 2 tables each. All places will be allocated on a first paid, first served basis.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
6.15pm
Leeds/Wakefield
Delay and Disruption Claims under NEC Contracts

Stephen Walker QC, Atkins Chambers

Jonathan Hawkswell

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
5.45 for 6pm
Bristol
Analysis of Insurance Coverage in Construction

Andrew Rigney and Crispin Winser, Crown Office Chambers

Tom Wrzesien, TLT Solicitors
Andrew Kearney

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
6.30pm
London
The Irish Construction Contracts Act & International Harmonisation of Construction Industry Payment Legislation
Joint SCL / Society of Construction Arbitrators lecture & Presentation of the Hudson Prize (Part II)

Arran Dowling-Hussey and Matthew Bell

Professor Anthony Lavers

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
5.45 for 6.15
Milton Keynes
The importance of producing a realistic and defendable Contract Programme

John Dingle, Project Planning

Richard Bailey
Michael Gerard

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
6.15pm
London
Junior SCL Boat Trip
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6.30pm
London
tbc

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
6.15pm
Leeds/Wakefield
Termination – The Pitfalls

Jess Connors & Adam Robb of 39 Essex Street

Jonathan Hawkswell

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Friday, September 12, 2014
12.30 for 1pm
Leeds/Wakefield
SCL Lunch in the North of England

Alastair Sneddon
The Derbyshire livestock auctioneer
Described by many as “Hilarious – dry humour from dry stone wall country”

Jonathan Hawkswell

The price is £75.00 per person for lunch. Orders for drinks can be placed, in advance, direct with the Marriott Hotel. Please note: Individual bookings are welcome. In the alternate, tables of ten may be booked. Bookings are open to non SCL members. All places will be allocated on a first paid, first served basis.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Saturday, September 20, 2014
Overseas venue
Constructing A Better World

The Society of Construction Law Malaysia invites you to the 5th International Construction Law Conference in Kuala Lumpur.

Friday, October 3, 2014
12 noon for 12.30pm
Glasgow
The SCL Lunch in Scotland

Booking details to follow.

Organisers: Louise.Shiels@dundas-wilson.com & lhc@cdr.uk.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6.30pm
London
SCL President's Reception
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014
Overseas venue
Construction Contract, Arbitration and ADR (Alternatives Disputes Resolution)
ESCL Conference 2014

The Italian Society for Construction Law will host the upcoming Annual Conference of the European Society for Construction Law (ESCL). The conference will be held in Milan (Italy)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6.30pm
London
tbc

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
6.00pm
Durham
Don’t be led up the critical path

Stephen Lowsley (Diales) and Christopher Linnett

Michael Foster

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
5.30pm
London
The TECBAR Annual Lecture

Lord Justice Jackson

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
6.30pm
London
tbc

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6.30pm
London
The Limits of Adjudication: The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights
A joint SCL/TECBAR event

Andrew Bartlett QC

Mrs Justice Carr DBE, TCC London

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Friday, February 6, 2015
12.30 for 1pm
London
SCL Lunch at the Brewery 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
8.15
Leeds/Wakefield
SCL Leeds Annual Conference
Jonathan Hawkswell