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October 2017

17 Leeds

Termination in Light of Recent Cases on Repudiatory Breach
6.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Serena Cheng QC & Christopher Reid of Atkin Chambers
Leeds Beckett University, Lecture Theatre D, The Rose Bowl Building, Portland Way off Portland Crescent, Leeds LS1 3HB

12 South West

Is the Construction Act fit for purpose?
6 for 6.30pm

This talk will discuss issues relating to the scope of the Construction Act, the operation of its payment provisions and adjudication.

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Steven Walker QC and Riaz Hussain QC, Atkin Chambers
Chairman:
Jonathan Spencer
Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

12 Manchester

NEC4 - What you need to know about avoiding and resolving disputes
6 for 6.30pm
SCL Astra Event

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

 

The talk will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Speaker:
Patrick Waterhouse, Bowdon Consulting
DLA Piper UK LLP, 1 St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3DE

12 Belfast

Gamekeeper turned Poacher or vice versa
5.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Sir Robert Akenhead
Chairman:
James Turner
The Law Society of Northern Ireland, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN

10 Birmingham

Is the Construction Act fit for purpose?
5 for 5.30pm
The Annual SCL West Midlands Debate

This event is free to members of the Society of Construction Law. For non-members, there is a charge of £15.

If you are a member, make sure to enter your membership number on the registration form otherwise you will be charged. However, if you are logged in as a member, you will not be asked to pay. 

For further enquiries please contact Grace.Sparkes@shoosmiths.co.uk

Speaker:
Steven Walker QC & Riaz Hussain QC, Atkin Chambers
Chairman:
His Honour Judge Grant
KPMG LLP offices, One Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway Birmingham B4 6GH

09 East Anglia/Milton Keynes

Proof by Sampling after Amey LG v Cumbria County Council
6.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Frances Pigott
Chairman:
Colin Jones
Mills & Reeve LLP, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1PH

05 London

ASTRA EVENT POSTPONED
SCL Astra Breakfast Seminar

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO TFL UNION ACTION. IT WILL BE POSTPONED AND MEMBERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESCHEDULED DATE IN DUE COURSE.

 

Speaker:
Gary Kitt
Vinson & Elkins RLLP, 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BY

03 London

Mega projects - national prestige or bottomless well?
6.30pm
A joint meeting of the Society of Construction Law and the London Branch of the CIArb

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

(Please also note that bookings must be made online for this event, and SCL will not take bookings by email)

Speaker:
Fiona Parkin QC, Sophie Nappert and Joanne Prior
Chairman:
Marion Smith QC
National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1

September 2017

28 Cardiff

Expert Witness Cases – Forgotten or perhaps not read?
5.30 for 6.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Paul Newman, 3PB Barristers
Chairman:
Rachel Gwilliam
Blake Morgan LLP, Bradley Court, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DR

26 Leeds

The impact of delay for employers and contractors...“Don’t look back in anger!”
6.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Ian Gunton of CNS Planning
Leeds Beckett University, Lecture Theatre D, The Rose Bowl Building, Portland Way off Portland Crescent, Leeds LS1 3HB

26 London

Adjudication – an introduction to enforcement
8.15 for 8.45am
SCL Astra Breakfast Seminar

Breakfast will be available from 8:15am and the talk will start at 8:45am.

Please note this event is open to SCL members only. You will only be able to register if you are logged in as a member. Numbers are limited and all places will be booked on a first come first served basis. 

Speaker:
Matt Molloy, MCMS and Mek Mesfin, Crown Office Chambers
Dentons UKMEA LLP, One Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RA

19 Southern

‘“Who is my neighbour?” The circumstances in which a professional can assume responsibility in tort without any contractual responsibility"
5.30 for 6.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
David Sears QC, Crown Office Chambers
Chairman:
Jessica Tresham
Blake Morgan Solicitors, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3LG

18 Manchester

Is the NEC Contract 'fit for purpose' in relation to Contractor's Design liability and in relation to joint insurance?
6.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Max Wieliczko, HFW
Friends Meeting House, Room F13, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

14 Overseas

SCL (Singapore) Construction Law Conference 2017
9.00am
Legends Ballroom, Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881

08 Leeds

The SCL Lunch in the North of England
12.15 for 1.00pm
Speaker:
Sir Vivian Ramsey
Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6ET

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