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The Society's AGM

Venue: Plaisterers’ Hall, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5JU

The Society's President's Reception & Annual Dinner

Venue: Plaisterers’ Hall, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5JU

Contract Damages for Defective Construction Work: An Unsolved Puzzle?

Chair: Mrs Justice Jefford DBE
Speakers: Dr Matthew Bell, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Studies for Construction Law, University of Melbourne
Venue: National Liberal Club and Online

Duty of Care in Contractual Chains - have we reached a consensus?

Speakers: Sian Mirchandani Qc and Seohyung Kim, 4 New Square

Adjudication - Case Law Update

Moderator: Lydia Bunni
Speakers: Martin Cooney, Byrne Wallace

Memorial Talk John Sims and Ray Turner

Speakers: Rowan Planterose and John Tackaberry QC
Venue: National Liberal Club and Online

The Use of Technology in International Construction Arbitrations

Moderator: Sara Koleilat-Aranjo - Al Tamimi & Company
Speakers: Ben Giaretta - Fox Williams, Dr Yazan D Haddadin - Seraj Law & Mariana Verdes - Law Library

Law Review

Chair: Ken Sadler & Michael Gerard
Speakers: Ryan Turner, Atkin Chambers

Design Risk – an engineer’s perspective: what goes wrong and why

Speakers: Nick Barham, CCI

The Society of Construction Law Annual Spring Conference 2022

Speakers: Mrs Justice O'Farrell DBE, Ryan Turner - Atkin Chambers, John Riches - Henry Cooper Consultants Ltd, Tom Owen - Keating Chambers, Michael Levenstein and David Pliener - Gatehouse Chambers
Venue: The Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT

Third party funding in 2022: the lawyer, the arbitrator and the funder's view

Moderator: Michael Dillon - Horizons & Co
Speakers: Joe Durkin - LCM Finance, David Brynmor Thomas QC - 39 Essex Chambers, Hamish Lal - Akin Gump & Colin Monaghan - Mason Hayes Curran

The Building Safety Bill: what is it? where is it at? who is impacted? will it deliver?

Chair: Jonathan Pawlowski
Moderator: Zoe de Courcy, Infrastructure Sector Partner
Speakers: Panellists - Katherine Metcalfe, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons specialising in advice on health and safety, fire safety and environmental matters; Charmaine McQueen-Prince, In House Counsel, HomeGround Management Ltd; Pete Wise, Technical Director of Fire Engineering, Part B specialising in fire engineering, fire risk management and operational firefighting
Venue: National Liberal Club and Online

How Our Cities Survive Earthquakes: An introduction to seismic engineering for the construction law professional

Chair: Sarah Williams, Keating Chambers
Speakers: Dr Troy Morgan, Exponent

The SCL Annual London Lunch

Speakers: Hannah Fry - Hannah is a Professor in the Mathematics of Cities. She is a mathematician, a best-selling author, an award winning science presenter and the host of numerous popular podcasts and television shows
Venue: Grosvenor House A J W Marriott Hotel Park Lane London W1K 7TN

NEC4: an overview

Moderator: John Tackaberry QC, 39 Essex Chambers
Speakers: Andrew Singer QC, Kings Chambers, Shona Frame, CMS & Angelyn Rowan, Philip Lee

An introduction to Soil Mechanics

Chair: Karim Mariey
Speakers: Dr Way Way Moinet - GCG

Deceleration (Pacing Delay) and its Compatibility With Common Law

Chair: Ruth Wilkinson ( Hill Dickinson)
Speakers: Tom Francis of Decipher, Rupa Lakha of Charles Russell Speechlys & Deirdre Hennessy, Byrne Wallace

Contract renegotiation, consideration and duress in the light of Covid

Chair: Jonathan Pawlowski, Chair of SCL
Speakers: The Right Honourable Lord Justice Coulson, President of SCL
Venue: National Liberal Club and Online

Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in the UK and Ireland post Brexit

Speakers: Mr Justice Humphreys and Anna Rowan, Barrister
Venue: Law Society of Northern Ireland, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN

The SCL Lunch in Dublin

Speakers: Mr Justice David Barniville, Irish Court of Appeal
Venue: The Round Room at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, D02 XK40

International Conference "Perspective of Construction Law"


Trouble and strife...The marriage of inconvenience between lawyer and expert

Chair: Michael O'Shea
Speakers: Adam Constable QC and Paul Buckingham – Keating Chambers

Possession of the Site – considerations and cases

Chair: Chris Kirby-Turner, Partner, Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP
Speakers: Jane Ryland, Solicitor & Adjudicator, Brachers LLP

9th International Society of Construction Law Conference

Venue: Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

The Supreme Court decision in Triple Point v PTT

Chair: Mr Justice Waksman
Speakers: Helen Dennis, 4 Pump Court
Venue: National Liberal Club and Online