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EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED - Keeping an eye on the Court – important recent adjudication cases

Chair: Rowan Turrall
Speakers: Catherine Piercy KC and Kort Egan of Gatehouse Chambers
Venue: Boyes Turner LLP, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, RG1 3BD

SCL Astra Breakfast Seminar

London, Online
Speakers: Paul Reed KC

"The Great Debate"

Chair: HHJ Watson
Speakers: Sarah Hannaford KC and Brenna Conroy - Keating Chambers; Jennifer Jones KC and Omar Eljadi - Atkin Chambers
Venue: Shoosmiths LLP, 20th Floor, 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG

The Society's Annual Dinner & President's Reception

Venue: Plaisterers' Hall, One London Wall, 1 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5JU

Perspectives on Professional Negligence Claims in Construction

Speakers: Charlotte Woolven-Brown (Lawyer), Matt MacDonagh-Dumler (Architect), Denis Behan (Chartered Civil Engineer)
Venue: The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, 8 Merrion Square North, Dublin D02 YE68

The Inaugural SCL Lunch in Birmingham

Speakers: Simon Delahunty-Forest (Assistant Director, Development) and Ellie Horwitch-Smith (Assistant Director, Route to Net Zero)
Venue: ICC, Hall 11, 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Contractualising Climate Change

Chair: Dr Janet Young CBE, Director General & Secretary, Institution of Civil Engineers
Speakers: Ruth Keating, 39 Essex Chambers and Anne-Marie Friel, Pinsent Masons
Venue: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

Does the Hudson Formula have a future?

Ireland, Online
Speakers: Dr Franco Mastrandrea (Partner HKA)
Venue: RDJ LLP, The Exchange, George’s Dock, IFSC, D01 P2V6, Dublin 1

Construction adjudicator fees - Are they unreasonable?

Northern Ireland, Online
Chair: Hamish Lal, Chairman Society of Construction Law
Speakers: Peter O’Malley, FCIArb, MRIAI, RIBA, Chairman Ciarb – Ireland. Opening Remarks: Sir Charles Declan Morgan PC, Former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Venue: Law Society House, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN

Revision of liquidated damages and impact(s) of good faith on delay analysis

Moderator: Hamish Lal
Speakers: Maude Lebois, Partner, GBS Disputes & Sean Brannigan KC, 4 Pump Court Chambers

Quarterly Case Law Update Q1 - 2024

Chair: Hamish Lal
Speakers: Rachel Ansell KC

The Society of Construction Law Annual Spring Conference 2024

Speakers: Dr Hamish Lal, Chair SCL, HHJ Kelly, Tom Owen & Elizabeth Donnelly - Keating Chambers, David Pliener KC & Kort Egan - Gatehouse Chambers, Jessica Stephens KC & Jennie Gillies - 4 Pump Court, Nitesh Patel - Turner Townsend, Andrew Goddard KC & Laura Hussey - Atkin Chambers
Venue: The Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT

Fraud as a ground for resisting enforcement in International Arbitration and Adjudication

Chair: Krista Lee KC
Speakers: Alexander Milner KC - Fountain Court Chambers, Helena White - Gatehouse Chambers, Jamie Harrison - Deputy Director General LCIA & Simon Tolson - Fenwick Elliott LLP
Venue: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

Part 8 and Adjudication Enforcement

Speakers: Andrew Singer KC
Venue: Stevens & Bolton LLP, Wey House Farnham Road Guildford GU1 4YD

Comparative Law - Oral Variations

London, Overseas, Online
Chair: Paul Battrick
Speakers: Lucy Garrett KC, Keating Chambers and Ben Davidson, Corrs Chambers Westgarth / Chair of SoCLA
Venue: Keating Chambers, 15 Essex Street, London WC2R 3AA

Being an Expert Witness

Speakers: Mark Tottenham, Mariana Verdes, Kevin Harnett & Martin Campbell
Venue: Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square East, Dublin D02 VY60

A.I.: The External Force Changing The Legal Landscape

Chair: Michael​​​​ Bennett
Speakers: Andrew Goddard KC; Laura Hussey, Atkin Chambers
Venue: Turner and Townsend, 45 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2RT

Construction Adjudication Update

Northern Ireland, Online
Speakers: Catherine Piercy KC, Gatehouse Chambers, London & Anna Rowan, Bar Library, Belfast
Venue: The Meeting Space at Law Society House, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN

The SCL Annual London Lunch

Speakers: Dave Fishwick - Internet personality and star of Channel 4's 2012 hit show 'Bank of Dave'
Venue: Grosvenor House A J W Marriott Hotel Park Lane London W1K 7TN

Why Big Projects Fail: Lessons for Construction Professionals

Chair: Mrs Justice Joanna Smith
Speakers: James Hooper, Senior Counsel at Bechtel Corporation
Venue: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

Current issues in claims against construction professionals: Where are we now and what are the pitfalls?

Chair: Fraser Askham
Speakers: Adam Robb KC and Jess Connors, 39 Essex Chambers
Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, Two New Bailey, 6 Stanley Street, Salford, Manchester M3 5GX

"Drafting for safety" what drafting amendments should we consider when drafting for the BSA?

Speakers: Cat Piercy KC and Emma Hynes of Gatehouse Chambers
Venue: One Warwick Park Hotel, 1 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TA

The SCL Lunch in Scotland 2024

Speakers: Louise McCulloch, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Grampian and Albyn hospital and First female to pass selection on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins
Venue: Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ

Fire safety/Building Safety Act

Eastern, Online
Chair: Simon Hargreaves KC
Speakers: Charlie Thompson, Keating Chambers
Venue: Mills & Reeve, Botanic House, 98-100 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1PH

SCL France Launch Event