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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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December 2018

12 London

Statutory Adjudication and Dispute Boards: do they deliver
8 for 8.30am
SCL Astra Breakfast Seminar

Please also note this event is open to SCL Members only and will attract 1 CPD hour unless otherwise advised at the beginning.

Speaker:
Lindy Patterson QC, 39 Essex Chambers and Simon Fegen, Leach Group
Macfarlanes LLP, 20 Cursitor St, London EC4A 1LT

06 Manchester

SCL Astra Manchester Christmas Quiz
5.30 for 6.00pm

The event is free to attend and bookings are open to non SCL members on this occasion. Drinks and canapés will be provided. Christmas jumpers are encouraged but not required. Individual bookings are welcome and will be allocated to a quiz team. Alternatively, tables of up to 8 may be reserved for your quiz team/organisation. Please indicate your preference when booking.

DLA Piper UK LLP, 1 St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3DE

05 Birmingham

Challenging a payment notice in the absence of a pay less notice
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

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

Speaker:
Justin Mort QC, Keating Chambers
Chair:
Jonathan Cope, SCL Chair
Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2ES

05 Cardiff

Adjudication, Notices and Payment Provisions: A Dense Thicket or an Orderly Grove?
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

Speaker:
David Johnson, Atkin Chambers
Hugh James, Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1FS

04 London

When insolvency trumps rough justice: injunctions and stays of execution of adjudication proceedings
6.30pm
Joint meeting with TECBAR

(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.  This talk will be followed by festive drinks and mince pies.

Speaker:
David Sears QC and Crispin Winser
Chair:
Mrs Justice Carr
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

04 Southern

Adjudication Update 2018
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Catherine Piercy, Hardwicke Chambers
Blake Morgan Solicitors, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3LG

04 Oxford

The Cambridge - Oxford Corridor Challenge
9.30am
SCL/Constructing Excellence Conference

Further details can be found at https://ceoxford.wildapricot.org/event-3001586

Please contact richard.wade@blakemorgan.co.uk or David.Evans@blakemorgan.co.uk for further details or if you wish to make a booking.

St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6JF

November 2018

30 Ireland

SCL Lunch in Dublin
12 noon for 12.30pm

Tickets cost €110 per person including Irish VAT of 23%. The price shown below is VAT-exclusive. Payment can only be made via PayPal for EUR payments for individual places or tables of 10.

 

 

Speaker:
Dennis Taylor, BBC Snooker Pundit
Guinness Storehouse, The Arrol Suite, St James's Gate, Dublin 8

29 Ireland

Construction Arbitration: more transparency and less confidentiality?
6.00pm

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

Speaker:
John Tackaberry QC & Stephen Proctor
Chair:
Arran Dowling-Hussey
McCannFitzgerald, Riverside One, 37 - 42 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

29 Manchester

“Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Night” - Collaborative Contracting – Aspiration, Myth or Reality?
6.00pm

Talk from 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Mulled wine & mince pies from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Cost: £14.50 + £2.90 VAT = £17.40 per person 

 

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

 

Speaker:
Paul Darling QC
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT

29 Sheff-Derby-Notts

“Smash & Grab” & Cross-Adjudications
6.00pm for 6.15pm

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

Speaker:
Alexander Nissen QC
Chair:
Ken Sadler
DoubleTree Hilton (Gateway) Hotel, Nuthall Road, Nottingham NG8 6AZ

29 North East

The Year in review: key cases/Is there method in the madness: a presentation of Delay Claims from a Delay Expert's Perspective
5.45 for 6.00pm

Mark Chennells will speak on "The Year in review: key cases" and Gary McGifford will speak on "Is there method in the madness: a presentation of Delay Claims from a Delay Expert's Perspective".

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

Speaker:
Mark Chennells, Atkin Chambers and Gary McGifford, GT Fairway
Chair:
Simon Lewis, WBD (UK) LLP
Ramside Hall Hotel, Beaumont Room, Durham, County Durham DH1 1TD

29 Scotland

Payment in the Construction Industry – Where are we now?
5.30pm for 6pm

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

Speaker:
Professor Rudi Klein
RICS, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD

28 Cardiff

(1) Key recent professional liability cases; (2) Trends (including post Grenfell liability issues and the Carillion liquidation); and (3) Practical guidance
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Sarah Hannaford QC and Tom Owen
Blake Morgan, One Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1FS

23 London

SCL Construction Advocacy Course
6.00pm

The Society is pleased to announce that it will be holding its very popular Advocacy Training Course again on the evening of 22nd November and full day on 23rd November 2018. 

The course is open to all members of the Society who have no, or little advocacy experience. For further details and/or to express an interest in securing a place, contact Jill Ward at admin@scl.org.uk and Hamish Lal at hamish.lal@akingump.com

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Ten Bishops Square, Eighth Floor, London E1 6EG

21 Leeds

SCL Astra Networking Event - Coffee Brewing and Tasting evening!
5.30 for 6.00pm

Please join the SCL Astra Leeds for an informal networking event centred around coffee brewing and tasting.   Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Places are limited so please sign up to avoid disappointment!

Please note this event is free and open to members and non-members.  

 

Stage Coffee, 41 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB

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