Edwin Coe would like to invite you to the first in a series of construction law seminars which will be held on a regular basis. Details of the first seminar are set out below.
- Construction documents for development finance
Brenna Baye will review risk within real estate development projects, and the tools and techniques used to mitigate the same. This will include discussion of key construction documents such as building contracts, appointments, and warranties, along with a brief examination of types of security such as bonds and insurance. Tips and insights on the negotiation of construction documents for employers, lenders, consultants and contractors will be considered.
- Liquidated and ascertained damages – where are we now?
Nik Haria will take a look at the sometimes thorny topic of liquidated and ascertained damages. The law in this area has evolved over the years and recent cases have adopted a different approach to the conventional “genuine pre-estimate of loss v penalty” arguments. Nik will take a brief look at these cases and provide some guidance in relation to the inclusion of liquidated damages in construction contracts going forward.
- Adjudication and payment provisions in construction contracts
Catherine Piercy will provide an update on the current position in relation to payment provisions in construction contracts and the circumstances in which the sum due can now be challenged in adjudication. In particular, Catherine will provide a summary of the decisions in Kersfield and Kilker and provide her opinion on the steps parties can take to best protect themselves in the event of challenging the validity of notices or the interim payment said to be due.
- Nik Haria, Head of Construction of Edwin Coe LLP
- Brenna Baye, Construction Associate of Edwin Coe LLP
- Catherine Piercy, Barrister of Hardwicke Chambers
Who should attend
The seminar is suitable for construction professionals, in-house legal staff, commercial directors and other decision makers. We would be delighted if you would join us for this complimentary event.