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Unless marked otherwise, the meetings are free to members and their guests.

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The Society of Construction Law aims to ensure that people have equal access to our events.  If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact one of the SCL Administrators (Jill Ward or Frances Whitehead) with your request so that arrangements, where possible, can be made.  Please note that any arrangements will have to depend on the nature of the venue and what can be done.

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March 2020

06 Leeds

The SCL Annual Spring Conference
8.15 for 9.00am

Please note this event will attract 3.5 CPD hours unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Sir Rupert Jackson, His Honour Judge Mark Raeside QC, The Honourable Mr Justice Waksman, Lucie Briggs, Adam Robb QC, Tom Owen
The Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT

03 London

An ‘officer of the contract’ ? The delicate position of the contract administrator
6.30pm

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

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

Speaker:
Professor Anthony Lavers
Chair:
Krista Lee
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

03 Ireland

Investor state disputes & construction law: what do you need to know ?
6.00pm

Please note this event will attract 1.5 CPD hours unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Norah Gallagher & Baptiste Rigardeau
UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

02 Eastern

Carillion – What happened, and what can we learn from it? A personal perspective on construction projects
6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Jeremy Mutter, formerly General Counsel: Construction, Carillion
Mills & Reeve LLP, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1PH

February 2020

27 Manchester

Murphy's law - what rights do purchasers of new build properties really have?
5.30 for 6.00pm

This includes discussion on their recent judgments in Zagora v Zurich and Herons Court v NHBC (respectively).

This event will be held in Room F13.  Please note this event will attract 1 CPD hours unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

We have now reached the maximum capacity for this event and unfortunately will not be taking any further bookings.

 

Speaker:
Jonathan Selby QC and Sam Townend
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

27 Southern

The Role of the Certifier, Building Regulations and VAT
5.30 for 6.30pm
Joint SCL/CIOB Talk

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

Speaker:
Jessica Tresham & Neil Ferris
Blake Morgan Solicitors, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3LG

20 Manchester

Adjudication Society NW branch: A Debate on the Construction Act Exceptions
6.00pm

This debate will focus on the exceptions in s.105(2) and s.106 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, and question whether they are still relevant over 20 years after the introduction of the Act. Furthermore, if they are to be repealed or amended, what will the implications be? The debate will also consider the introduction of adjudication in other industries.

Further details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adjudication-society-nw-branch-a-debate-o...

Eversheds Sutherland, Eversheds House, 70 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5ES

13 Ireland

Barking dogs never bite ? Claims of Abnormally low tenders
6.00pm
Joint SCL Belfast/ Dublin talk

Moderator: Clare Healy, Associate Director Lafferty Architects

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

Speaker:
John Delaney (Base Quantum, Dublin), Marian Regan (Greenville Procurement, Dublin) + James Turner (O’Reilly Stewart, Belfast)
RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

12 Manchester

SCL Astra Manchester Site Visit and Drinks
5.30pm onwards

All, whether SCL members or not, are welcome for this Drinks event at 5.30pm, which is a free event.

Please note the Site Visit taking place at 4pm at Circle Square, Manchester (Corner of Oxford Road & Charles Street, Manchester) is now fully booked, if you wish to be placed on the reserve list please email frances.whitehead@scl.org.uk, providing your shoe size.

To attend the Drinks event, please register via the button below.

The Anthologist, 1 St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 3DE

07 London

The SCL Annual London Lunch
12 noon for 1.00pm
Speaker:
Kate Adie, CBE, DL (Journalist and chief news correspondent for BBC News between 1989 and 2003
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

04 London

Relational contracting and good faith provisions
6.30pm

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

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

Speaker:
Shy Jackson and Prof. Dr David Mosey
Chair:
Lord Justice Leggatt
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

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