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Construction Disputes Webinar: BREXIT, COVID, What Next? Protecting Your Position and Getting Paid - 14 April 2021
2020 was a bad year for the construction industry and the economy as a whole, the beginning of 2021 has been no better. The UK’s construction sector continues to suffer the double whammy of Covid-19 and the UK’s transition from the European Union bringing increasing pressure on supply chains and workforces and significant delays and disruption to work. All matters that we can no longer blame on force majeure.
Money is now running tight and the risk of failure is growing. Claims are bubbling under and economic pressure is growing with the additional looming risk of government support coming to an end.
Goodman Derrick's Construction Disputes team will be hosting a webinar to help attendees manage risk and protect themselves
Our webinar will look at construction disputes from an English perspective, it will cover:
- An overview of common claims and contemporary challenges created by Covid-19 and the UK’s new status
- Litigation and alternatives to litigation, including disputes avoidance, arbitration, mediation and adjudication
- An adjudication update - is it the best way to get paid?
- Getting paid in pressurised times
- How to protect yourselves against insolvency issues
- Date: 14 April 2021
- Time: 11:00 AM UTC / 12:00 PM BST
- Duration: 60 min
- Language: English
- Format: Online
Richard Bailey, Partner, Head of Construction
Richard Bailey leads Construction team at Goodman Derrick, providing specialist advice to contractors, subcontractors, property owners, developers, consultants and project stakeholders. In 2020 the Legal 500 noted that: "Richard Bailey is an outstanding tactician and strategist and has the tact and diplomatic skills needed to provide outstanding service to their clients. He is a real pleasure to work with and is peerless in giving sound advice – his knowledge of the legal nuances in his practice areas is at the highest levels."
Laughlan Steer, Associate, Construction
Laughlan Steer is an experienced and well-rounded construction lawyer. He provides specialist dispute avoidance/resolution advice and non-contentious advice to an array of clients, including employers, architects, contractors and sub-contractors. His construction disputes workload often relates to defects, design, delays and final account valuations in both adjudications and litigation (including enforcement proceedings). Laughlan has also led a number of successful mediations. He also provides talks and bespoke training programmes for his clients, recent topics include payment, delay, design liability, variations, and renewable technology.
Goodman Derrick – Construction
Goodman Derrick has a strong cross-departmental Construction Group that provides contentious and non-contentious advice to property owners, developers, contractors and consultants, the group:
- provides a comprehensive construction law service, from project beginning to end
- draws on its knowledge of the construction industry, built up over many years
- works extensively in the UK and internationally
- takes pride in its ability to offer practical and commercially sound solutions
Dispute resolution services include:
- Claims Evaluation
- Early Neutral Evaluation
- Court litigation
- Dispute Boards
- International Arbitration
The team is consistently recommended in the Legal 500 for its breadth of expertise, its strong leadership and its high service levels:
"Richard Bailey is 'peerless in giving sound advice' to developers, major contractors and sub-contractors on matters such as the construction of sports stadiums, data centres and residential developments." Legal 500 2021, Construction
"Goodman Derrick has a finely tuned practice covering all aspects of the legal market." Legal 500 2021, Construction
“They are easy to approach and always a pleasure to deal with and have the in-depth knowledge of the law and business practices needed to fully serve their clientele." Legal 500, 2020
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