CIRI Updates – Ways of dealing with post Carillion Legacy – Termination of Contracts
Royal Marine Hotel,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Date: 5th December 2018
This year’s conference aims to give construction professionals a better understanding of how to overcome real challenges both on site and in the boardroom by providing an insight from expert speakers who have worked on many legally challenging construction cases over the years.
CMG events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate and save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.
Having researched the sector and consulted with many in the industry at the coalface, the main areas of focus at this year’s conference include;
- Project bank accounts – as a way of dealing with the post-Carillion legacy
- CIRI (Construction Industry Register Ireland) recent changes contractors need to comply with
- Changes in the Public Works Contracts
- One year on, how are Project Boards and Standing Conciliators operating under the 2017 Suite of Public Works Contracts
- Implied Terms on Construction Contracts – how the courts fill in the gaps in the absence of written terms of contract
- Termination of contracts – what happens if the employer wants to get rid of the contractor when the project is unfinished?
- Has the Construction Contracts Act 2013 Improved Cash-flow in the Construction Industry?
- Legal Compliance with Safety Management Systems
- Construction Finance and Construction Projects
There will be a full line up of expert speakers on the these topics covering all practical and legal elements, using case studies and real life examples to help you fully understand all important areas
This conference is a sold out event every year as it has become a significant calendar diary date for those in construction and related sectors. Attendees return year after year to find out what has changed, regulatory updates and implications, what you need to be aware of for the future projects and what you need to do to ensure compliance, legislative adherence and legal protection. Delegates also return because they can talk directly to industry law experts about specific issues and of course establish important connections at the networking breaks and lunch during the event.
Who should attend?
This event will be of real interest to all build and design professionals, public sector bodies, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, local authorities, semi-state agencies, government departments, manufacturers, suppliers, universities and legal consultants.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm
Conference Chair & Opening Remarks
Professor Rudi Klein, Barrister & Chief, Executive, Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, President, NEC Users’ Group
Project bank accounts – as a way of dealing with the post-Carillion legacy
Speaker: Professor Rudi Klein, Barrister & Chief, Executive, Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, President, NEC Users’ Group
CIRI (Construction Industry Register Ireland) recent changes contractors need to comply with
Speaker: Kenny Caldwell, Managing Director, Caldwell Solicitors
Changes in the Public Works Contracts
Speaker: Robert Rooney, A&L Goodbody
One year on, how are Project Boards and Standing Conciliators operating under the 2017 Suite of Public Works Contracts
Speaker: Tim Ahern, Conciliator
Implied Terms on Construction Contracts – how the courts fill in the gaps in the absence of written terms of contract
Speaker: John Lyden – Conciliator and Arbitrator
Termination of contracts – what happens if the employer wants to get rid of the contractor when the project is unfinished?
Speaker: Kenny Caldwell, Managing Director, Caldwell Solicitors
Has the Construction Contracts Act 2013 Improved Cash-flow in the Construction Industry?
Speaker: Denise Kennedy, Construction Consultant, Ronan Daly Jermyn
Legal Compliance with Safety Management Systems
Speaker: Shay Fleming, Solicitor
Construction Finance and Construction Projects
Speaker: Jamie Ritchie, Associate Solicitor, LK Shields Solicitors
There will be 5 CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service.
Ordnance Survey Ireland is the national mapping agency in the Republic of Ireland. It is an information organisation whose business is to capture, process and distribute spatial information by means of advanced technology.
Ordnance Survey Ireland’s primary product is mapping services. Ordnance Survey Ireland produces urban, rural and tourist and leisure mapping at a variety of scales. This mapping is produced in digital form as well as on paper. In addition, the base data used to create the map products is also used to produce other products such as aerial photography/ orthophotography and Digital Terrain Models and Environmental Reports. It also has an extensive database of historic mapping data from the 1830’s. Ordnance Survey Ireland licenses the use of its data for a wide range of computer based applications such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Professor Rudi Klein
Barrister & Chief, Executive, Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, President, NEC Users’ Group
Rudi Klein is Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, an umbrella body representing the interests of 60,000 firms in the specialist engineering sector. He is also a barrister specialising in construction law.Read more
He was actively involved in the piloting of the ‘Construction Act’ through Parliament and originated Section 112 of the Act dealing with the right of suspension of construction contracts for non-payment. He campaigned for amendments to the Act to overcome weaknesses in the legislation. When Part 8 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill was introduced he drafted amendments which were debated in Parliament. An amendment on security for payment was lost by 69 votes in the House of Commons.
He is an adjudicator on the Adjudication Panel of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). He has lectured extensively on legal and contractual matters.
He is an honorary member of the Society of Construction Law.
Rudi has given advice to both the New Zealand and Singaporean Governments in the development of their respective construction contracts legislation. He worked with Senator Quinn on the drafting of the Construction Contracts Act. He was a member of a European Commission working party drafting a harmonised code of contract law for the European Union. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Stuttgart.
Arbitrator, Member of the Minister’s Panel of Adjudicators appointed under the Construction Contracts Act
John is a Construction Contract Consultant, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Conciliator, Mediator and Chartered Quantity Surveyor.Read more
He is a member of:
Panel of Adjudicators appointed by the Minister under section 8 of the Construction Contracts Act 2013.
Engineer’s Ireland Arbitrators Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators
Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Panels of Adjudicators; Arbitrators/Experts; and Conciliators/Mediators
Construction Industry Federation National Contractual Dispute Services Panel.
MIPI, Managing Director, Caldwell Solicitors
Kenny is the Managing Director at Caldwell Solicitors.Read more
He has a wide and extensive range of practical, commercial and legal experience in construction, engineering, projects and procurement. Kenny works extensively with a range of public and private sector bodies. He regularly advises employers, developers, contractors, consultants, funders and administrators in relation to the construction of commercial and residential development, data centres, energy to waste facilities and infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland, the UK, Ireland and further afield. Kenny is a trained Adjudicator and holds and RICS PGDip in Adjudication. He has been involved in a substantial amount of Adjudications, Mediations, Conciliations, Arbitrations and Litigation on numerous issues ranging from design liability, interpretation of contractual clauses, payment disputes, loss & expense matters and extension of time claims. He is well versed in all standard forms of construction contract including the CWMF, FIDIC, RIAI, JCT, NEC3/NEC4 and various other suites of contract.
Associate Solicitor, Construction and Energy, LK Shields
Jamie joined LK Shields from a top tier international firm and has advised clients across multiple jurisdictions in a diverse range of contentious and non-contentious matters within the construction industry and related sectors.Read more
Jamie is a dual Irish / UK qualified lawyer and currently plays a key role in advising many of Ireland’s leading construction companies and public bodies. Prior to embarking on a career in the law, Jamie worked as a consultant within the construction industry and has first-hand experience of working with construction professionals in bringing about successful project delivery. Jamie has particular experience in coordinating non-contentious outcomes for clients involved in distressed projects. However, his speciality is in advising on client strategy in construction disputes and he continues to act for parties in all the major forms of construction ADR and litigation.
BE, CEng, FIEI – Conciliator
Tim is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has worked on major civil engineering projects in both the U.K. & Ireland.Read more
He was ahead of Engineering in the NRA for the major motorway programme and was responsible for the development of the NRA’s procurement and contract strategies. The NRA Contracts introduced innovations such as Design & Build, Conciliation, Standing Conciliators and Project Boards that were subsequently incorporated into the PWC forms.
Tim was member of the GCCC, Engineers Ireland Disputes Committee and Ireland’s representative on PIARC and a number of EU Committees.
Currently Tim is Director of Tim Ahern Consultancy Ltd, specialising in Public Procurement and Construction Disputes.
Tim has acted as Expert Witness, Mediator, Conciliator, Standing Conciliator & Project Board Member on a large number of public works building and civil engineering contracts.
Associate, A&L Goodbody
Robert Rooney is an associate in the A&L Goodbody’s Projects & Infrastructure and Construction Group.Read more
Robert has ten years’ experience in making and assessing construction claims, during the contractual process, and as part of adjudication, conciliation and arbitration. Robert advises a wide range of clients across a variety of business and industry sectors including infrastructure, development, retail, pharmaceutical and food and beverage. Robert’s also advises on non-contentious construction issues and leads the legal input on significant construction projects.
Principal Solicitor, Shay Fleming & Associates Solicitors
Shay Fleming is a specialist legal practitioner in Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental, Regulatory Compliance, Professional Negligence, Forensic Science, Employment and Personal Injury litigation.Read more
He is also an Accredited Mediator. Prior to commencing practice as a Solicitor in 2015, Shay practiced for fifteen years as a Barrister mainly on the Dublin Circuit. Shay holds professional memberships of the Institute of Physics (Chartered Physicist), and Royal Society of Chemistry (Chartered Chemist). Before coming to law, Shay was an Inspector with the Health and Safety Authority and was employed in the microelectronics industry as a senior engineer.
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Secure your place at the early bird rate and save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT – (Closing Friday 23rd November) – Normal rate €495.00 + VAT
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.