Certificate in Construction Law

Certificate in Construction Law

Session 1

25 Nov 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM

Session 2

26 Nov 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £576

With a Season Ticket £640

Standard price £1280

All prices exclude VAT
Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
10 hours
Group bookings
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This virtual classroom seminar will provide a comprehensive introduction to construction law.

Over two days trainees and junior solicitors intending to specialise in construction law and those from a property, engineering or industry background wishing to learn more about this exciting field of law will be given a thorough run through of the legal issues in this practice area.

What You Will Learn

This live broadcast will cover the following:

  • Contract Formation
    • What is a contract and how is it created?
    • What are the core rights and duties under a contract?
  • Residential Occupiers
    • What legal protections apply to them?
    • What does the Consumer Rights Act do?
    • What is the Defective Premises Act?
  • Standard Form Construction Contracts
    • What are the key standard form contracts in use in the construction sector in England and Wales?
  • The Contract Administrator
    • What are the professional consultant's duties when issuing a certificate under a construction contract?
  • Certificates
    • When should a certificate be issued and what should form it take?
  • Extensions of Time
    • What are the types of delay to a construction project?
    • What might be a critical and non-critical delay?
    • What about concurrent delay?
  • Liquidated Damages
    • What are liquidated damages and why are they used?
  • Practical Completion:
    • What is the date of practical completion?
    • Why is practical completion important?
  • Collateral Warranties
    • What is a collateral warranty in the context of a construction project?
    • Why do parties enter a collateral warranty?
    • Is a collateral warranty a construction contract?
  • Defects
    • What is a defect?
    • What are patent and latent defects?
    • What are defect liability periods?
    • What happens when a defect is discovered?
    • What damages can you recover?
    • When will a claim become time-barred?
  • Adjudication, Arbitration, Court, and Mediation
    • What are they?
    • Are they mandatory and binding?
    • What does each process involve?
    • What is the role of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC)?
    • Why use arbitration instead of the TCC?
    • Why is adjudication so popular in the construction industry?

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.