Join CIArb’s Western Counties Branch and the CIOB for a seminar on JCT vs NEC by highly experienced construction law specialist speakers. Anthony Philpott MCIArb, a barrister at 12 Old Square Chambers in London will answer questions from the JCT perspective and Kai von Pahlen, a solicitor at Veale Wasborough Vizards will respond in respect of NEC. The moderating for the event will be conducted by CIOB Bristol Hub chairman and the Western Counties Branch vice chairman Trevor Drury MCIArb, also a practising barrister and construction professional.
The UK Construction Industry predominantly uses two suites of contract, the JCT and NEC. However, they are very different in their drafting and the requirements of both the contract administrator/ project manager and the contractor. Using a JCT approach to an NEC contract will result in serious consequences for the parties and vice versa, and possibly lead to disputes ultimately being referred to a formal dispute resolution tribunal i.e. adjudication, litigation or arbitration.
This seminar will pose the same questions or frequent issues that construction projects experience to our highly experienced construction law specialist speakers.
Those attending will come away with an understanding of what they are required to do under each style of contract for the same issue.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
Anthony Philpott is a Construction Lawyer and is practising as a Barrister in chambers in Lincoln’s Inn London. He has the MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College London and he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Anthony has spent more than ten years as Legal Counsel with Bovis Lend Lease a construction and project management multi-national where he advised on and negotiated every type of construction contract and represented the company on major projects and disputes including multi-million pound construction litigation.
He is dual qualified as a practising barrister and solicitor (non-practising).
Kai is a solicitor-advocate in the Construction & Engineering team at the Bristol office of VWV.
Kai's clients include local authorities, schools, banks, construction professionals and property owners. He regularly advises clients on development agreements, construction contracts, agreements for lease and warranties, as well as construction disputes and professional negligence claims against construction professionals.
Kai has strong links to the construction industry. He is a specialist practice consultant for the RIBA and regularly teaches Contract Law for the ICE and the APM. He also runs seminars for construction professionals via leading legal training provider MBL Seminars.
Kai is bilingual in English and German, which has helped him advise on international construction projects and on cross-border disputes, e.g. defending a German engineering company in a half million £ adjudication.
Trevor is a Barrister at 12 Old Square Chambers and Managing Director of Morecraft Drury. He is Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager, project manager, expert witness, construction lawyer and accredited mediator with 36 years’ construction industry experience.
His formative years were with national/international contractors and consultancies as a quantity surveyor before becoming an Executive Director of an international construction contract and dispute resolution consultancy running offices in Cambridge and London before moving to the South West.
Fourteen years ago, he established his own consultancy specialising in expert witness, construction contract and claims advice, including adjudication representation. He has also project managed distressed projects to successful completion.
Trevor has been involved on CIOB boards and committees over a number of years including the Board of the Faculty of Architects and Surveyors, Contracts and Procurement Committee and the Innovation & Research Panel. He is also a member of the CIOB Time Management Working Group and contributor to the CIOB publication “Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Major Projects” first and second editions.