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20 October 2021 | Comment | Article by Ioan Prydderch

Webinar Replay: Construction Law Update | 19 October 2021

Taking you through the latest construction sector updates, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. View the key topics that were discussed in our webinar below:

How to avoid project disputes

When disputes arise, they can seriously threaten the success of a construction and engineering project. Looking back at past cases and disputes, Ioan Prydderch looks at some of the ways you can avoid this happening to you.

Dealing with insolvency in the construction supply chain

Few construction projects over the last 18 months have been left untouched by the effects of Covid-19, Brexit and now the materials and labour shortage. Regrettably, this has increased the risk of insolvency in the construction supply chain. Matthew Stevens takes a look at some of the ways in which you can protect your business, project or works from the effect of an insolvency in your supply chain.

The soaring cost of materials

The fast-rising cost of materials is a current, real live issue in the construction industry for clients, contractors and quantity surveyors alike. It is impacting on projects where the contractor is in contract and also future projects that are about to be tendered. In this session, Iwan Jenkins looks at some of the options available including the mechanisms in the JCT D&B 2016 and NEC ECC forms of building contract and also more bespoke options that can be considered if there is a desire to move away from fixed-price contracts without the use of the fluctuations mechanism or the price adjustment for inflation mechanism.

Author bio

Ioan Prydderch


Ioan is head of the firm’s business services division, which comprises all of the teams which provide transactional, contractual, advisory and dispute resolution advice to businesses and organisations.  Ioan is also Head of our Construction, Energy and Projects team and has spent almost 20 years advising clients on non-contentious and contentious construction matters. He has extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector and has acted in a number of high value and complicated disputes.

Ioan’s role involves advising the firm’s key clients on some of the most significant construction projects and disputes in Wales and the wider UK.

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