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

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July 2018

19 London

Joint Organisations' Boat Trip
6.30pm

SCL Astra, RICS Matrics London & CIOB Novus present the joint organisations’ Boat Trip on the River Thames.  Cost £45 including VAT. The ticket price includes a Pizza Express dinner and a free bar of draft beer, cider, house wine and non-alcoholic drinks.

 

Festival Pier, River Thames, London

17 South West

An introduction to design obligations in English law: Where did they come from and where are we now?
6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Peter Brogden, Keating Chambers
Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY

13 Manchester

The SCL Manchester Summer Lunch
12.30 for 1.00pm

Bookings have now closed for this event.

Speaker:
Edwina Currie
The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Salford, Manchester M3 5LH

12 South West

South West Summer Drinks Social
6.00pm

SCL South West invites you to an evening at which SCL members and their guests can network, catch up and relax on the (hopefully sunny) terrace of Shore Bar by the harbour in central Bristol.  It is also a chance for those considering SCL membership to find out a bit more about the Society and what it offers.  

Rain or shine, we have exclusive use of the bar and ticket price will cover your first 2+ drinks and canapes. Please join us  from 6pm on 12 July 2018 to celebrate British Summer Time!

Tickets £18 members, £21 guests/non-members (inc VAT). In order to obtain the member price, you must be logged into this website as a member.

Bristol Hotel, Shore Bar, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

09 Ireland

An Introduction to the 2017 FIDIC Suite of contracts
8.30am

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

Speaker:
Siobhan Fahey, Chartered Engineer & Chartered Arbitrator; Rory Kirrane, Partner Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin; Eoin Cassidy, Partner Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin
Chair:
William Frain-Bell, Thomas More Chambers
Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

04 Cardiff

NEC 4 – WHAT'S NEW – EVOLUTION WITHOUT REVOLUTION?
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Lindy Patterson QC
Chair:
Rachel Gwilliam
Blake Morgan, One Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1FS

03 London

Privacy in arbitration - how far should we lift the curtain on what happens?
6.30pm
A joint meeting of the Society of Construction Law and the Society of Construction Arbitrators

(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:
Lord Dyson
Chair:
Lord Justice Coulson
National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1

June 2018

20 Cardiff

Smash and Grab Adjudications – Dead or Alive?
6.00pm
SCL and the South West and Wales Region of the Adjudication Society Event

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

Speaker:
Dennis Baldwin, Peter Gracia and Rachel Gwilliam
Chair:
Andrew Kearney
Blake Morgan, One Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1FS

19 South West

NEC 4 – WHAT'S NEW – EVOLUTION WITHOUT REVOLUTION?
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Lindy Patterson QC, 39 Essex Chambers
Chair:
Andrew Langmaid
Bristol Hotel, George White Room, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

13 Ireland

Mega Projects - The Top Ten Legal Issues in International Construction
6.00pm
Joint SCL/Irish Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration Event

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

Speaker:
Hamish Lal
Chair:
Mr Justice David Barniville
Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

12 Leeds

Contractor insolvency in a post-Carillion landscape
6.15pm

The collapse of Carillion has thrown a spot light on the impact of Main Contractor insolvency on both employers and the supply chain. This seminar will consider some of the issues that arise on contractor insolvency and whether the retention system is fit for purpose.

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

Speaker:
Jonathan Lewis and Helen Dennis, 4 Pump Court
Chair:
Andrew Essam
Leeds Beckett University, Lecture Theatre B, The Rose Bowl Building, Portland Way off Portland Crescent, Leeds LS1 3HB

05 London

Challenging a payment notice in the absence of a pay less notice
6.30pm

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

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.

Speaker:
Justin Mort QC
Chair:
Mrs Justice Jefford DBE
National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1

May 2018

30 London

An Introduction to the 2017 FIDIC Suite of contracts
8.00am
SCL Astra Breakfast Seminar

8.00 am - 8.30am – registration and breakfast

8.30am – 9.30am – talks

9.30am - 9.40am – questions and departure

This event is open to SCL Members only. You will need to be logged in as a member in order to make a reservation.

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

Speaker:
Ben Mellors (Partner HFW); Siobhan Fahey (mediator/arbitrator, and member of the FIDIC drafting committee); Riaz Hussain (Barrister, Atkin Chambers)
HFW, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE

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