Training: Seminars


Dealing with Change and Delay in Construction Contracts

Join top legal and technical experts in Manchester on the 19th March 2020

Change is an inevitable reality on construction projects. As a project develops, there can be multiple changes to the design, process and programme. Managing change successfully is vital to successful project outcomes.

Join us on 19th March in Manchester, as we bring together experts in construction contracts and change. This breakfast seminar will help you avoid disputes arising from change and delay on your project.

Variations and Notices

Construction contracts have many ways of dealing with change. From identifying variations, to the various mechanisms for instructing, implementing and valuing change. Failure to issue payment notices as the contract prescribes can be a major cause of disputes. Understanding your obligations is key. James Driver from Clarke Willmott will compare how the different contract forms deal with variations.  Learn how to manage change effectively to avoid disputes arising.

Bill Bordill Quantity Surveyor ExpertPrelims and Overheads

If you are managing change, you will need to value change accurately. Often preliminaries included on the original bill of quantities are relied upon, but this can be a mistake. Bill Bordill of Decipher will explain how to correctly measure preliminaries and overhead costs. Understand how to prepare a claim for loss and expense, when and how to measure costs and how to prepare an effective claim document.


Delay Analysis: A Barrister’s Perspective

Delay analysis is a mystery to many. There are various methods available to analyse the impact of delay on your project. Catherine Piercy from Hardwicke Chambers will be look at these methods from a legal perspective. How likely are tribunals to rely upon delay analysis and are there any secrets to success?


The event ends with a panel discussion, giving you the chance to put your questions to the panel. 

  • 8:15 am Arrival and Registration
  • 8:45 am Introduction and Welcome
  • 8:50 am Variations and Notices
  • 9:10 am Prelims and Overheads
  • 09:30 am Barrister’s perspective on delay analysis
  • 09:50 am Panel Discussion
  • 10:30 am Close

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