Latest news from the Centre of Construction Law
Second-year students (April 2017)
The Centre has been refurbished (Feb 2017):
As reported in the Daily Telegraph on 16 February 2017, Professor David Mosey spoke as Principal guest at a dinner on 15 February 2017 of the Worshipful Company of Constructors. His hosts were Master Ian Mason & Sir Vivian Ramsey, former Head of Technology & Construction Court and Visiting Professor at Kings Centre of Construction Law.
Professor Mosey described how multi-party construction contracts enable stronger team integration & generate improved economic & social value. He illustrated how these contacts have been used on award-winning projects led by the City of London Corporation, including new schools, office buildings & major engineering works at the Hampstead Ponds & the Central Criminal Court.
Students of the MSc in Construction Law received prizes at a packed meeting of the Society of Construction Law on 7th February at the National Liberal Club. Pictured left to right are Professor David Mosey (Director of the Centre), Kieran Fano (Arbitration Club prize for best Module D examination), David Sawtell (Bickerdike Allen prize for best Module AL examination), Tariq Smalling-West (Society of Construction Law prize for best dissertation), Roger Jowett (Bickerdike Allen) and Peter Barnes (Arbitration Club).
Professor David Mosey speaking on FAC-1 at the January 2017 International Construction Association Conference in Dubai.
Graduation - January 2017
October 2016 - Professor David Mosey is presented with a copy of the first ever FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract by John Thornhill, Procurement & Contracts Manager for Futures Housing Group. For more information on the FAC-1 research contract, see the Research Projects section of this site.
ICLA Conference 2016
The International Construction Law Association held its inaugural conference in June. Chris Howard spoke at the event, of which Kings was an academic partner. Full details of the event and of future plans can be found in the attached ICLA newsletter.
On Thursday 9 June 2016, the Centre of Construction Law was very proud to host a conference entitled 'Construction, the Consumer and the Law: Time for Change? The conference was convened by Professor Philip Britton, supported by a team comprising individuals both from within and outside the Centre.
Some 96 delegates attended the conference, including professionals and clients from across the industry, plus many distinguished guests from overseas. There were also 26 speakers, representing 6 different jurisdictions.
The conference was the first of its kind in addressing the problems faced by residential construction clients when trying to navigate the range of legal options to them. All of the speakers and delegates agreed that it was high time that this under-served area of construction law was investigated and were delighted to have the opportunity to share ideas and explore the issues.
The keynote presentation as provided by TCC Judge The Honourable Mr Justice Fraser, which was followed by a series of presenations on issues as diverse as off-plan purchases, buildi quality and defects insurance. Breakout sessions on issues such as new construction methods and cross-jurisdictional comparisons, offered delegates the opportunity to hear talks of particular specialist interest.
The day concluded with a talk from Catherine Aird, one of a series of speakers all the way from Australia, describing her role in an innovative Building Tribunal in Melbourne.
All agreed that the conference was ground-breaking and were very grateful to be a part of a unique forum, which it is hoped will lead to further research and discussion in this hugely important area of concern.
The slide presentations and other documents from the conference are available HERE