- COVID 19 Site Closure
- Private Sector Contracts
A one-day conference
2nd December 2020
Live Virtual Event
It’s been a crazy year for all businesses including the construction sector, and this year’s conference aims to give construction professionals a better understanding of how to overcome key challenges in today’s environment, review what’s happened over the last 12 months, as well as ensuring you are as prepared as possible going into 2021.
This CPD conference has become a significant calendar diary date for those in construction and related sectors, and typically sells out well in advance. On top of hearing from the very best in the industry, from engineers, barristers, solicitors, arbitrators and consultants, one of the key benefits of this conference is the extensive Q & A sessions throughout the day and the opportunity ask industry experts queries on specific issues.
|Conference Chairpersons & Opening Remarks
Brendan Barrett, Communications Consultant
Niall Lawless, Chartered Arbitrator and Engineer, Adjudicator and Mediator
|Covid-19 & Construction Contracts
Speaker: Edward Quigg, Director, Quigg Golden
|Private Sector Contracts + RIAI Contract Updates
Speaker: Hugh Cummins, Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors
|Payment Disputes – Prevention is better than the cure; lessons from bringing and defending payment disputes.
Speaker: Stefan Berry, Associate Solicitor, Caldwell Solicitors
|Project Communications and Public Consultation After Covid-19
Speaker: Neasa Kane Fine, Director of Project Communications at RPS
|A Closer Look at Termination Rights
Speaker: Alison Bearpark, Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn
Speaker: Niav O’Higgins, Partner, Arthur Cox
|Adjudication: Practicalities and Managing the Process
Speaker: Damien Keogh, Principal, Damien Keogh & Associates Solicitors
|Offshore Construction and the Contracts / Risks in a developing market
Speaker: Jamie Ritchie, Partner, LK Shields Solicitors LLP
|Negotiating Letters of Appointments and Collateral Warranties – Contentious Clauses and how to Deal with Them?
Speaker: Deirdre Hennessy, Byrne Wallace
Letters of Appointment:
Contributors to include –
Chartered Arbitrator and Engineer, Adjudicator and Mediator
Niall Lawless is a Chartered Arbitrator and Engineer, Adjudicator and Mediator, and he has been involved with resolving international commercial disputes valued in excess of US$50 million.
Niall is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Chartered Institute for Information Technology (British Computer Society) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Niall is a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Construction Adjudication and Mediation Course Director, Tutor and Assessor. Moreover, Niall has coached gold medal international teams in a wide spectrum of dispute resolution competitions. For six years, Niall chaired the Construction Industry Council’s ADR Management Board and was responsible for leading the production of CIC ADR publications including the CIC Users’ Guide to Adjudication: Ireland. Niall and Damien Keogh have co-written Adjudication Practice and Procedure in Ireland: Construction Contracts Act 2013. He is a strong voice in the industry with articles and commentaries published on various international platforms.
Partner at Quigg Golden Solicitors
Edward is a partner in Quigg Golden Solicitors.With over 20 years’ experience in procurement, he regularly advises public sector procurement heads, recommends strategies, drafts procurement policies and tender documentation.Read more
Edward has successfully represented public bodies, in Ireland and the UK, guiding them through the process to avoid challenges.
When challenges have occurred, he has successfully defended the procuring body, using all domestic and EU legalisation to support the position and backing this up with the relevant case law.
Accredited Mediator, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library
Hugh Cummins is a partner in Philip Lee, one of Ireland’s leading commercial law firms. considerable experience in a broad range of practice areas including projects and construction, energy & natural resources, Energy Performance Contracting, Local Energy Supply Contracts, procurement and alternative dispute resolution.Read more
Niav O’ Higgins
Partner Infrastructure, Construction & Utilities Arthur Cox
Niav heads up the Construction & Engineering team in Arthur Cox, and, having specialised in construction for almost 25 years, has extensive experience of advising on the range of issues arising on construction projects, including drafting and negotiating construction contracts and design appointments, together with all ancillary documentation.Read more
Her experience extends to advising on all key standard forms, both Irish and international, including the GCCC suite of contracts and international forms such as FIDIC, JCT and NEC. Her familiarity with the imperatives driving contracting authorities and semi-state bodies, as well as developers, contractors and funders, enables her to provide pragmatic and tailored advice, with a focus on ensuring that key risks are appropriately managed through the construction documentation. She also advises on efficient contract administration and the management of issues arising during the construction process, as well as providing timely and solution driven advice on dispute resolution.
Principal, Damien Keogh & Associates Solicitors
Damien is one of Ireland’s leading construction lawyers with vast experience in all aspects of dispute resolution including in litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation and adjudicationRead more
Damien was one of the authors of the CIC User Guide to Adjudication in Ireland and is also the co-author of a forthcoming textbook on Adjudication Practice and Procedure in Ireland due to be published later this year by Routledge Press. Damien is going to tell us about what the experience has been with adjudication as a dispute resolution mechanism since the introduction of statutory adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2013, which was introduced into Irish law in July 2016.
Partner, LK Shields Solicitors LLP
Jamie Ritchie is a key member of the Projects and Construction team at LK Shields where he advises clients across a multitude of sectors on their infrastructure, construction, energy and commercial legal requirements.Read more
He is noted by clients for ‘quickly becoming a go-to lawyer in Dublin for contentious and non-contentious construction issues’ and is further described as having a ‘thorough understanding of construction contracts’ where ‘his knowledge and expertise shines through when he is working on transactions’ (Legal 500 2020). Having acted in multiple offshore projects in locations ranging from the Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, St. George’s Channel to the West of Africa, Jamie is extremely well placed to speak to the legal complexities of offshore project delivery and risk management.
Senior Associate, Byrne Wallace
Deirdre is a Senior Associate in the ByrneWallace Construction Law team. She specialises in advising on the contentious and dispute resolution side of construction law but equally advises on non-contentious matters, including all the main contract forms.Read more
Acting for all types of clients including main contractors, sub-contractors, employers and designers and public bodies she has gained extensive experience advising on a wide range of specialist construction matters including representing clients in Court as well as at Mediation, Conciliation, Adjudication and Arbitration. Adopting a hands on and practical approach, Deirdre also advises on all stages of a construction contract in relation to the respective liabilities of the parties.
This conference will be of great interest to all in the built environments both public and private sector including; contractors, engineers, local authorities, government departments, quantity surveyors, project managers, suppliers, manufacturers, semi-state agencies and legal consultants to name just a few.
There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.
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Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.
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CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.