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5 November 2020 | Webinars | Article by Matthew Stevens

Webinar: Construction Law Update replay | November 2020

We know times have been challenging recently, so we wanted to bring you a bit of normality by hosting our usual construction breakfast, just online. Our usual Espresso Shots format; three concentrated, 15 minute discussions on current construction issues, designed to fuel thought leadership; in other words, construction espresso shots.

With the allocation of risk for ground conditions continuing to be a contentious issue, and one which standard construction contracts deal with in different ways, Matthew Stevens kicks off the webinar by providing a brief overview of the common law associated with ground conditions on construction projects. He also looks at how the approach taken by the various publishers of standard form contracts differs as well as briefly considering some recent case law on the topic.

Lawrence Mansell then provides an overview of the legislative landscape in Wales and discusses some of the key points of negotiation and the practicalities of entering into a construction contract during these uncertain times.

Alun Tobias finishes up the webinar, covering the allocation of risk between parties that has come into sharp focus over the past few months. There is often a balance to be struck between the interests of the contractor/consultant and that of the employer. Alun provides an overview of one of the points often discussed which is the inclusion of caps on liability in construction contracts/appointments.

We have posted the webinar recording above, for you to watch at your leisure.

Author bio

Matthew Stevens


Matthew has specialised exclusively in construction and engineering law since qualification and has considerable experience in dealing with contentious, non-contentious and professional negligence issues.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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