Irish Construction Law Conference

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1-DAY CONFERENCE

Irish Construction Law Conference

 

CPD Certified

 

Date: 1st December 2021

 

STREAMED LIVE FROM CMG STUDIOS

Now in its 16th year, the annual ‘Irish Construction Law Conference’ returns for 2021 this December.

 

It has been a busy year for the construction sector, and this year’s conference aims to give construction professionals a better understanding of how to overcome key challenges that have arisen over the last 18 months and the impact the pandemic has had on the sector, as well as ensuring you are as prepared as possible going into 2022.

 

The Construction Law Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

 

Limited Early Bird Places. Book Today to Avoid Disappointment!

 

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised

 

Conference Programme

 

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Keith Kelliher, Quantity Surveyor, Accredited Mediator, Accredited Adjudicator, Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors

 

Competition (Amendment) Bill

Speaker: Alan McCarthy, Partner, A&L Goodbody LLP

Competition law offence of bid-rigging
Increased powers and rights for the Irish competition regulator to investigate

 

Price increases – especially material price increases post Brexit

Speaker: Robert Rooney, Associate, A&L Goodbody LLP

Material prices increases and the PWC/RIAI/NEC contracts
Inflation Clauses- Long deleted from contracts.
Inflation pressures on materials and commodities with contracts over a short period.
This hit particularly when the industry restarted following the 4-month covid shut down in q1 2021.

 

The New Contracts and what they mean

Speaker: Karen Killoran, partner in the Construction and Engineering Group, Arthur Cox

Private Works Contract
RIAI revised Contract

 

Force Majeure – What we have learned and what needs to change?

Speaker: Alison Bearpark, Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn  

The need to now amend contracts on the back of COVID
Covid-19 – Claims under contracts
What will happen if we move from mandatory shutdowns to site specific ones.

 

Professional indemnity insurance

Speaker: Hugh Cummins, Partner, Philip Lee

coverage is harder to get,
amounts of cover are falling. How to draft and negotiate clauses,
what to do if cover cannot be maintained

 

Adjudication – some contemporary issues:

Speaker: Niall Lawless, Chartered Arbitrator and Engineer, Adjudicator, Mediator at Adjudication Solutions Limited

Are adjudication costs a barrier to the system, should there be a max fee?
In adjudication, are there consequences for not issuing a Pay Less Notice?
Dealing with adjudication procedural matters: Notice; jurisdiction, meetings.
What happens after the Adjudicator’s Decision?

 

Conciliation - how can conciliation survive with the speed and binding nature of Adjudication?

Speaker: Billy Morrissey BE LLM FCIArb, Chairperson Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Ireland Branch)

Advantages and popularity of Conciliation over Adjudication in Ireland
How Conciliation and Adjudication can work side by side for you
Feedback on Conciliation from the industry, the importance of maintaining relationships.
Conciliation is an ‘Art’, what to look for in a Conciliator / Standing Conciliator
How can you approach Conciliation strategically?
Important role of facts and evidence in construction dispute resolution

 

MICA- Building Defects

Speaker: Jamie Ritchie, LK Shields

Overview of problem and current status of redress scheme
Legal barriers to compensation for remedial works, including privity of contract and liability periods
The relevance of any implied terms within construction contracts and design team appointments
Contractual position in relation to latent defects and relevant case law
The current law on discoverability in Ireland, as compared with the UK. Is it time Ireland introduced a discoverability test for the clock to start ticking on how long a homeowner has to bring a claim for defective work or materials?

 

Who Should Attend?

 

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.

 

Pricing

 

Early Bird Rate – 435+vat

Normal Rate @ 535+vat

 

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

 

CMG Events Conference Discount

10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

 

Why Should I Attend?

 

There are many reasons why you should attend this event, but here’s a few for you to consider.

Get the most up to date information on the latest legal developments, and what is coming down the tracks in the construction sector
You will get the rare opportunity to ask questions from renowned experts and experienced professionals on matters specifically relevant to you
Attend this event from the comfort of your home or office, while engaging and networking with others
Gain valuable CPD hours to add to your yearly requirements
Gain access to all presentations which may prove invaluable going forward
Watch and re-watch all video presentations in 4K for up to 72 hours after the event

 

CPD Points

 

There will be CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award

 

Book Your Place

 

To request the conference agenda details with further information on schedule, timings, venue etc. Click Here

 

To secure your place please click here

 

Alternatively call The CMG Events team on 00353 (0)1 293 3650 or email bookings@cmgevents.ie

To request the conference agenda details with further information on schedule, timings, venue etc. Click Here

 

To secure your place please click here

 

Alternatively call The CMG Events team on 00353 (0)1 293 3650 or email bookings@cmgevents.ie

 

Alternatively call The CMG Events team on 00353 (0)1 293 3650 or email bookings@cmgevents.ie