Past events archive

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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 2019

05 London

Whose case is it anyway? Some thoughts on the presentation and assessment of evidence
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.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Speaker:
The Honourable Mrs Justice Jefford DBE
Chair:
Fiona Sinclair QC
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

05 Reading

Diversity in ADR
6 for 6.30pm
A talk and panel discussion

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

Speaker:
Lucy Greenwood, International Arbitrator
Chair:
Ruth Wilkinson
Clarkslegal, 5th Floor, Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading RG1 1LX

04 Eastern

“Insolvency” (and its relevance to the construction industry)
6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Bridget Williamson, barrister, Enterprise Chambers
Mills & Reeve LLP, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1PH

February 2019

28 Ireland

SCL/SCL Astra Ireland Conference
8.45 for 9.15am
"Effective Construction"

Cost: €100 per person. Bookings can be made online & paid for in euros, via Paypal https://www.paypal.me/scluk

Alternatively, BACS payments will be accepted.  Please contact frances.whitehead@scl.org.uk

Speaker:
Peter Rees QC, James Corbett QC, Dermot Durack, Henry Hathaway, Dr. Joseph Mante, Martin Cooney, Mary-Liz Mahony, Deirdre Ni Fhloinn, John Gordon S.C, James O’Donoghue, Gavan Carty, Jonathan Cope, Anthony Lavers, Andrew Willis & Pat Lucey
Powerscourt Hotel, Powerscourt Co. Wicklow A98 DR12 Ireland

27 Scotland

MT Hojgaard v E.On : distinguishing ‘design’ and ‘works’ liability
6 for 6.30pm

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

Speaker:
Paul Buckingham, Keating Chambers
Law Society of Scotland, offices at Atria One, 144 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EX

27 Southern

The Comparison and Review of the NEC3 & NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract
5.30pm
Joint SCL/CIOB Meeting

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Speaker:
Rachel Gwilliam and Adam Sanford
Chair:
Jessica Tresham
Blake Morgan Solicitors, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3LG

15 London

The SCL Annual London Lunch
12 noon for 1.00pm

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Speaker:
Cathy Newman, Journalist and presenter of Channel 4 News
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

13 Reading

"Adjudication Update" - A review of important 2018 Judgments
6.30 for 7pm
Joint SCL/CiArb Event

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

Speaker:
Catherine Piercy, Hardwicke Chambers
Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

07 Birmingham

Lighthouse Club Midlands Presents Renaissance

We invite you to join us to relaunch the Lighhouse Club Midlands, and to celebrate the renaissance of our region.  There's never been a more exciting time to be involved with major projects, with projects such as the Commonwealth Games 2022 and HS2 showcasing us to a global audience.

to be announced

06 Birmingham

Prevention Principle – now Cured?
5.30 for 6 pm

Is there any room for the prevention principle in today’s construction contracts or has contract drafting effectively written it out? Lindy Patterson QC reviews the concept in today’s marketplace with particular reference to the recent Court of Appeal decision of North Midland Building v Cyden Homes

Please 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:
Lindy Patterson QC, 39 Essex Chambers
Chair:
Michael O’Shea
Mills & Reeve, 78-84 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AB

05 London

Prevention or Cure? Delay Claims and the Rise of Concurrency Clauses
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

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Speaker:
Lord Justice Coulson
Chair:
Paul Darling OBE QC
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

05 Kent

Adjudication of construction professional negligence claims
6 for 6.30pm

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

Speaker:
Ebony Alleyne, Hardwicke Chambers
Chair:
Jane Ryland
Cripps LLP, 22 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AS

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