Times are difficult for construction.

Brexit, COVID and the war in Ukraine have created a perfect storm, hitting the industry with one challenge after another – labour and materials shortages, steep price inflation, project delays, and uncertainty.

This has created a perfect breeding ground for disputes … but disputes drain energy and resources, and when the difficulties being experienced in a construction project are actually difficulties which are being reflected at the same time nationally and even globally across the construction sector, the normal solutions (like getting another contractor in to complete the works, or holding a supplier to a fixed price) are now not always achievable or realistic, and instead risk creating greater issues like insolvency.

So, how do you try to resolve your disputes in the best way possible?  

Join us to hear about:

Understanding your options - dispute resolution clauses and other alternatives

Emily Leonard, Managing Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson and Rachel Gwilliam, Senior Legal Manager at Bouygues Energies & Services.

  • An overview of the key terms in your JCT and NEC construction contracts that come into play when there is a dispute between the parties, and a look at other available options that you may have.

Adjudication – an adjudicator's insight on trends and tips  

Karen Gough of 39 Essex Chambers, an accredited TECBAR adjudicator.

  • A look at adjudication but from an adjudicator's point of view, including thoughts on trends she's been seeing and some pointers.

Mediation - tactics and strategy to get the outcome you want 

Jessica Tresham, Partner and Hannah Gardiner, Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson.

  • A closer look at mediation for construction disputes – including why you must seriously consider it, and tips on how to get the best out of your mediation process to nip disputes in the bud.

On completion of the presentations, our speakers will all form part of an interactive Q&A panel to answer your questions on these topics. Questions can be submitted in advance as part of the registration process.

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