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Course Certificate in Construction Law


This two day course provides an introduction and overview of construction law and practice. It is presented by Darryl Royce, a founder member of the Society of Construction Law, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the field.

The course is aimed at lawyers who are looking to develop a practice in construction law and experienced construction professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the law.

It will explain the different types of construction contract that you will encounter in practice – procurement, traditional and design & build, as well as examining partnering and collaborative contracts and those regulated by Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996.

The first day will focus on construction contracts and the second day will examine what happens when things go wrong. [The course will be interactive and will include exercises to allow delegates to apply their knowledge].

Day One

  • Formation of contracts
  • Contract documents – what is and is not included?
  • The basic legal constituents of a construction contract
  • The standard forms – JCT, ICC (ICE), NEC & FIDIC
  • Implied terms
  • Subcontracts & works contracts
  • Collateral warranties and performance bonds
  • Working with others - architects, engineers, contract administrators, project managers & quantity surveyors
  • Interim & final payments
  • Changes & variations
Day Two

  • When things don’t go to plan
  • Liquidated damages
  • Practical/substantial completion
  • Defects liability or rectification period
  • Indemnity & insurance
  • Termination
  • Contractors’ claims
  • Notices
  • Delay, disruption & acceleration
  • Extensions of time
  • Concurrent delay – What is the correct approach?
  • Issues Arising from Disruption via Multiple Causes
  • Ownership of float
  • Proof of causation – Critical path method
  • Expert evidence
  • Direct & indirect costs and interest
  • Compromises - What should be covered?
  • Time bars & final certificates
  • Smash & grab claims
  • Dispute resolution – the options available
  • Litigation tactics

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