Training: Seminars

As part of our commitment to training and sharing knowledge we regularly hold construction seminars and CPD for the construction industry. Join us at a seminar soon:

17 Oct, Leeds: NEC4 – Where are we now?

Decipher has teamed up with Bowdon Consulting, solicitors Hawkswell Kilvington, and barristers from 4 Pump Court to present a morning of learning on the latest standard form contract, NEC4.

Discover crucial information you need to prepare for, manage, and resolve disputes under the form which is now becoming increasingly common across many projects. Join us at the event which takes place in Leeds city centre on 17th October.

7 Nov, Dublin: Contracts, Delay and Dispute Resolution

On 7th November join top legal and technical experts in Dublin 

From the very outset, construction projects are complex. Choosing the right contract and understanding your obligations are the keys to success. As a project develops, delay and disruption can be costly. Analysing the cause and effect of delay is a difficult task. Getting it right is vital to avoid and resolve disputes.

Preparing Contracts for Success
With multiple parties all with competing interests, selecting a contract that works for all involved is a difficult task. As the industry moves towards increased collaboration, innovations in contracting are needed. Jamie Ritchie of LK Shields will take a look at ways of structuring a contract to benefit all the parties involved.

Standard Forms of Contract
Increasingly, projects in Ireland are using a range of standard forms of contract. Ciaran Williams of Fenwick Elliott will be comparing the standard forms most commonly seen on Irish projects. He’ll also take an in-depth look at working under NEC and JCT, explaining the risks and opportunities therein.

Dealing with Delay and Disputes
When delay occurs on a project, demonstrating cause and effect is vital to understanding liability. There are many different methods available. Despite tribunals and industry bodies offering guidance, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Tom Francis will examine how to prepare and present a delay analysis in a logical and methodological way.

Dispute Resolution
The morning concludes with a panel discussion chaired by John Trainor SC. The panel will take a look at the themes of the day and the latest developments in dispute resolution. From avoiding disputes entirely, to choosing the right method of dispute resolution. John will be joined on the panel by Niav O’Higgins and Karen Killoran (Arthur Cox), Bill Bordill (Decipher Consulting) and Martin Cooney (Byrne Wallace).

  • 0800 Welcome and breakfast networking
  • 0830 Opening welcome: Paul Gibbons, Decipher Consulting
  • 0840 Preparing for Success Through a Contract Framework: Jamie Ritchie, LK Shields
  • 0915 Standard form Contracts Including JCT and NEC: Ciaran Williams, Fenwick Elliott
  • 0945 BREAK
  • 1000 Dealing with delay: Tom Francis, Decipher Consulting
  • 1030 Panel discussion: Understanding and Resolving Disputes. Chair: John Trainor SC. Panellists: Niav O’Higgins & Karen Killoran (Arthur Cox), Bill Bordill (Decipher Consulting), Martin Cooney (Byrne Wallace)
  • 1130 Close and coffee / networking

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