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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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May 2019

02 London

Is there a ‘right’ way to conduct a construction arbitration?
6.00pm
SCL Astra and ICC YAF Joint Seminar and Networking Event

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

Speaker:
Veronique Buehrlen QC, Keating Chambers Jane Jenkins, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Sam Kay, Senior Solicitor, Kier Group
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1HS

01 London

The Society of Construction Law Annual Dinner
7.00 for 7.30pm

The cost is £105 + VAT = £126. Only members may book, and one guest is permitted. You will only be able to proceed to add to cart if you are logged in as a member.

The Drapers’ Company, Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AN

01 London

The Society of Construction Law AGM
6.30pm
The Drapers’ Company, Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AN

01 Cardiff

Adjudication of construction professional negligence claims
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

Speaker:
Ebony Alleyne, Hardwicke
Chair:
Sean Gibbs/Rachel Gwilliam
Blake Morgan, One Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1FS

April 2019

30 Southern

Lejonvarn v Burgess: Revisited.
6.00 for 6.30pm
Joint SCL/Southern Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Event

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

Speaker:
David Sears QC, Crown Office Chambers
The Solent Hotel & Spa, Rookery Ave, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AJ

30 Ireland

The New Silk Road: Belt and Road disputes: a view from Hong Kong
4.30pm
The Bar of Ireland / SCL Event

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

 

Please make your booking here https://ti.to/arbitration-ireland/the-new-silk-road-a-view-from-hong-kong

Speaker:
Jern-Fei Ng Q.C, Essex Court Chambers, Moderator: Darren Lehane B.L
Gaffney Room, Law Library Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7, D07 WDX8

25 Leeds

Northern Powerhouse Ball
6.30pm
SCL Astra Leeds & SCL Astra Manchester

Cost: £56 per person (£46.67 + £9.33 VAT) 

Please note: Just one place left so book now to avoid disappointment!

 

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

24 London

SCL Astra Site Visit
2.00pm

 

 

Google London Headquarters, Kings Cross

11 Belfast

Dilapidations: An Update & Public Procurement Challenges Post-Brexit
5.00pm

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

Speaker:
Opening Remarks: The Hon Mr Justice Huddleston – High Court Judge Speakers: Aaron Moore, Solicitor Advocate & Adjudicator James Turner, Solicitor Advocate & Mediator
Chair:
Michael Humphreys QC
The Law Society of Northern Ireland, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN

03 Kent

How to Keep Your Adjudicator Happy
6 for 6.30pm

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

Speaker:
Jane Ryland & John Wright
Chair:
Rebecca Shorter
Brachers LLP, Medway House, 81 London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 0DU

02 London

The Hudson Prize-winning Presentations
6.30pm

The First and Second Prize Winners of the Hudson Prize Competition will present their award winning papers.

Max Twivy - “The Prevention Principle After North Midland v Cyden Homes: Time for Change?”

Anirudh Mandagere - “Microwaving Jesus’s Burrito: The Problem of No Oral Modification Clauses”

(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:
Max Twivy, Atkin Chambers and Anirudh Mandagere, Keating Chambers
Chair:
Prof Anthony Lavers
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

March 2019

29 Ireland

Construction Bar Association - seventh major open conference event
1.30pm

The Construction Bar Association is delighted to invite you to attend its seventh major open conference event at 2.00pm on Friday 29th March 2019 (registration from 1.30pm), at the Atrium, Distillery Building. The conference will be opened by John Trainor SC, Chairman of the Construction Bar Association.

The Atrium, Distillery Building, 145/151 Church Street, Dublin 7

28 Leeds

BREXIT - The effects on the construction industry
6.00 for 6.15pm
A Networking and CPD Meeting hosted by the CIArb North East Branch
The Lost & Found Club, 3 Albion Pl, Leeds LS1 6JL

28 Southern

Strategies and tactics in adjudication
5.30 for 6.00pm

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

 

 

Speaker:
Graeme Sampson, Lamb Chambers
Chair:
Ryan J Greening
Bubbles Lounge, AFC Bournemouth, Vitality Stadium, Dean Court, King's Park, Bournemouth BH7 7AF

26 Sheff-Derby-Notts

Evidence in Adjudication
6.00 for 6.15pm

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

Speaker:
Melissa Shipley, 39 Essex Chambers
DLA Piper UK LLP, 1 St Pauls Place, Sheffield S1 2JX

26 London

Insurance on Construction Projects: Coverage and Claims
8.00 for 8.30am
SCL Astra Breakfast Seminar

Breakfast will be available from 8:00am and the talk will start at 8:30am. 

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

This event is now FULLY BOOKED.  If you wish to be placed on a reserve list, please email frances.whitehead@scl.org.uk

Speaker:
David Pryce (Fenchurch Law) and Graham Medland (Gallagher)
Goodman Derrick LLP, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD

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