The online event will deal with construction disputes under standard forms of contract particularly the NEC and FIDIC. Our speakers will also cover some practical applications of the two contracts. This will include a talk on delay analysis in construction projects.
The event speakers are Alexandra Pike, Michael Fletcher FCIArb and Alan Whaley FCIArb. Alexandra Pike is a solicitor at Mills & Reeve LLP and experienced in dealing with construction disputes and the legal aspects of construction contracts. Michael Fletcher FCIArb is a chartered engineer, arbitrator and mediator with 40-year experience in using construction contracts. Alan Whaley FCIArb is a Senior Director of Arcadis LLP and part-time university lecturer on construction law.
The talk will appeal to dispute resolvers in various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution in particular those involved in the construction industry in the UK and internationally. It will suit experienced dispute resolvers and users of the NEC and FIDIC suites of contract and those who envisage working under these forms of contract now and in the future.
Cost: Access to this event is complimentary, however pre-registration is required. A link will be sent out on registration.
Registration: to register, please send an email to branch Chairman, Dr Al Jarratt FCIArb, email@example.com confirming your name and registration to the event.
Alexandra is a solicitor specialising in construction disputes. She has many years of experience of the various forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, court proceedings, adjudication and mediation. She also advises clients through the contract process to manage change and disruption as they occur and thereby to minimise the risk of disputes.
Alexandra acted for the winning party in both Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd, regarding the meaning of practical completion under a building contract, and Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction plc, regarding the limitation period for claims for repayment of adjudication awards.
Michael is a Chartered Engineer, Arbitrator and Mediator. Michael has acted for employers, developers and contractors in facilitating the successful delivery of a number of landmark engineering and construction projects, and during the past 35 years has held senior board positions within international blue chip property development and construction corporations. He has advised UK Central Civil Government and separately acted for a number of International organisations, in connection with major capital works procurement. His experience extends to 40 years in the assembly and management of construction contracts, and regularly conducts training workshops in all aspects of contract administration and problem solving.
Alan is a chartered construction manager, chartered quantity surveyor and senior director at Arcadis LLP in London. He is frequently appointed as delay or quantum expert witness on behalf of clients, contractors and subcontractors in adjudication, arbitration and litigation proceedings. Before specialising in expert services, Alan worked for major contractors in the UK, Africa and Middle East in a variety of senior commercial roles. He is also a part-time construction law academic with the University of Salford and regularly lectures on construction claims, forensic delay analysis and dispute resolution in the UK, Europe and Middle East. He commenced his career on site as a carpenter and joiner.