The first Junior SCL and King's College collaborative "Introduction to the Basics Conference" took place at King's College in London on 9 September 2003. The conference focussed on those specialising in construction law for junior or more recently appointed staff encountering construction issues for the first time. It provided a general introduction to many of the widely encountered principles, as well as some identifiable current "hot topics". The speakers were:
Tendering and Procurement: Helen Garthwaite - Taylor Wessing
PFI: Mark Handley - Hammond Suddard
Standard Forms, old and new: Professor Phillip Capper - Lovells and King's College
Claims: Liam Holder - EC Harris
Defects and their Legal Remedies: Philip Britton - King's College
Dispute Resolution Techniques: Nicholas Gould - Fenwick Elliott LLP and King's College.
The conference commenced at 2 pm and concluded at 6 pm and was followed by drinks and a buffet. Approximately 140 people attended the conference, and it was a resounding success.