Civil engineers get the lowdown on contract law

Civil engineers have a complex job to do when planning, designing and overseeing the construction of buildings and infrastructure. Contracting the products and services of third parties is an integral part of the job and where mistakes can become costly – putting projects at risk.

On 27 June 2018 Kai von Pahlen - one of our leading construction and engineering solicitors - will be helping members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) brush up on their knowledge of contract law.

By addressing legal issues likely to come up on the job, the attending civil engineers will become equipped to avoid common pitfalls and navigate their way through potentially tricky contractual situations.

The course will take place at Thrings’ Bristol office and will cover topics such as:

  • Contract formation
  • Claim for breach of contract
  • Express and implied terms
  • Collateral warranties / third party rights
  • Contract termination and damages
  • Construction dispute resolution
  • Litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation

In exchange for the half-day course, ICE will donate £500 towards Kai’s sponsored Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge in 2019, organised by Above & Beyond to raise money for Bristol city centre hospitals.

Kai is an experienced solicitor, specialising in construction and engineering disputes including professional negligence and debt recovery. Having built a strong track record of settling claims through correspondence and mediation, he has taught contract law at the ICE in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Exeter for more than six years.

If you would like to find out more about construction related contract law, please contact Kai von Pahlen or Thrings’ Construction team.

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