About the 2017 Conference

The 11th Annual Construction Law Conference has been designed to help delegates get to grips with key changes and developments in construction law over the last twelve months. Forthcoming changes and actual developments will be discussed as well as a number of difficult issues in construction law.

In just one intensive day, you will receive insight from recognised private practice experts, as well as in-house speakers, ensuring you are fully briefed on the implications of these developments for your organisation or the clients you advise.


Key themes (subject to change):

  • Emerging trends in UK infrastructure
  • An in-depth round up of the latest case law of interest to construction lawyers
  • Practical insights on changes to standard forms (NEC and FIDIC)
  • Special focus sessions for litigation lawyers (on privilege and experts)
  • A closer look at payments in construction projects and how judges are interpreting the Construction Act 1996 in recent cases
  • Mock Adjudication
  • Developments from the TCC and guidance from the Bench on new practice and procedure rules

Breakout options include:

  • Understanding NEC4 changes and how these will work in practice
  • Considering the proposed changes to the 1999 FIDIC standard forms of contract, as well as how these compare with NEC4
  • Investigating privilege, without prejudice material, and how the rules of evidence are being applied by the courts in recent adjudication hearings
  • Instructing expert witnesses at the TCC and working with the TCC – how do you ensure your expert evidence is unbiased and unpartisan?

We asked our delegates what they thought about the 2016 conference, here’s what they said:

“A very informative day packaged and presented in an enjoyable and useful manner”

– Bart Kavanagh, Probyn Miers

“Enjoyable and informative”

– Peter Gabriel, Skanska

“Very good, it was a very helpful conference”

– Judith Mulholland, Baker & McKenzie

“Informative, rewarding and I welcomed the update on law”

– Bob Ashcroft, Structuretone


To view the 2016 website, including the agenda, speakers, sponsors and more please click here.


2016 delegates included:

  • 3PB Barristers
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Aggregate Industries
  • ALRUD Law Firm
  • Ashfords
  • Ashurst
  • Axiom Advocates
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Bevan Brittan
  • Birketts
  • BrookStreet des Roches
  • BTO Solicitors
  • Burges Salmon
  • Burness Paull
  • Cabinet Office
  • Canary Wharf Contractors
  • Cannings Connolly
  • Capsticks Solicitors
  • Carillion plc
  • Centrica
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • Clifford Chance
  • Clyde & Co.
  • Colas Ltd
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Dentons UKMEA
  • Devonshire Solicitors
  • Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Limited
  • Forbes Solicitors
  • Galliford Try
  • GRAHAM Construction
  • Harold Benjamin Solicitors
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hewitsons
  • Hugh James
  • J. Murphy & Sons
  • Keating Chambers
  • Kennedys Law
  • Lagan Construction
  • Lewis Silkin
  • LGSS Law
  • Mears Group
  • Memery Crystal
  • Michelmores
  • Nabarro
  • NEC Contracts
  • Peter Blincow
  • Philip Lee
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Probyn Miers
  • R G Carter
  • Russell-Cooke
  • Rydon Group
  • Sharpe Pritchard
  • Shulmans
  • Sintons
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • SRW engineering services
  • Stevenage Borough Council
  • StructureTone
  • Trinity International
  • Trowers & Hamlins
  • Weightmans
  • Withers