22nd January 2019

Join us at our next construction law update

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 this and where mistakes can become costly – putting projects at risk.

Kai von Pahlen, one of our leading construction and engineering solicitors, will be helping members of the Institution of Civil Engineers brush up on their knowledge of construction law.

By addressing legal issues likely to come up on the job, attendees 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 and the law of restitution
  • Privity of contract, third party rights and warranties
  • Construction contracts (FIDIC, ICE, JCT, NEC)
  • Construction Act (payment and suspension of works)
  • Breach of contract (defects and delays)
  • Dispute resolution processes (pre-action protocols and negotiation, mediation, litigation, arbitration and adjudication)

Part of the profits from the course will be donated towards Kai’s sponsored Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge in 2019, organised by charity 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. He has also served as a specialist practice consultant for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Kai will be assisted by construction solicitor Eszter Lakos in delivering the course. Eszter has experience of both contentious and non-contentious construction law, advising developers, contractors, consultants and funders.

Non-ICE construction professionals are invited to join the session. Please click here to register.

To find out more about how we can help you with your construction related matters, please get in touch with a member of the Construction and Engineering team.

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