Join us on 10th October in Manchester for a seminar covering the latest in Retentions, Payments and Resolving Disputes. With leading speakers and a chance to network with industry experts and peers, this seminar is not to be missed.

Retentions & Payments

With the average contractor having £27,000 withheld every year in retentions, the ‘Aldous Bill’ could mean big changes for the way cash flow is handled in the construction sector.

The bill does not look to abolish retentions, but safeguard them within a deposit protection scheme, protecting those in the supply chain from upstream insolvencies.

With the second reading of the bill planned for late October, join leading experts from BESA to discuss what the implications of this bill could mean for your business.

Disputes – Demonstrating Entitlement to Payment and Obtaining a Real Result

Disputes on construction projects are often unavoidable. How do you demonstrate your entitlement to payment of costs in the event that a dispute should arise? Are you equipped with the latest knowledge to assess and prove entitlement to payment?

Structuring your claim correctly is of utmost importance. At this seminar, we’ll guide you through the best way to prepare a claim for costs in order to ensure a positive outcome.

Resolving Disputes – Costs and Solutions

If a dispute on your project is unavoidable, it is vital you choose the right method of resolution. With the many different dispute resolution processes available, how can you be sure you are embarking on the correct path of action? Named as one of the top lawyers in the North West, Nick Harvey of Bermans will cover the merits and associated costs of the different dispute resolution processes available.

Introducing the morning and providing an update on the latest changes in construction law will be Abdul Jinadu, a barrister from the leading construction Chambers, Keating Chambers.


0815: Registration & Breakfast

0835: Opening and introduction – Abdul Jinadu, Keating Chambers

0840: Retentions – Alexi Ozioro & Debbie Petford, BESA

0900: Getting paid: Demonstrating entitlement to payment – Bill Bordill, Decipher Consulting

0925: Getting paid: The Escalate solution – Nick Harvey, Bermans Solicitors

0945: Conclusions and construction law update – Abdul Jinadu, Keating Chambers

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