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Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution


FIDIC Summer School 2023

In 2023 the King’s College London Centre of Construction Law will run, in cooperation with the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), an intensive 5-day course covering the FIDIC standard form contracts in practice. The FIDIC contract forms lie at the heart of many international projects, and this course will build on common law and civil principles in examining how FIDIC provisions and processes operate in various legal systems.

We are now full and closed to applications.

Previous Conferences and Events

This conference united the foremost international construction law practitioners from 24 leading law firms, chambers and expert consultancies, along with a number of senior in-house lawyers and industry experts.

The conference provided an overview of London as a centre of excellence for the resolution of international construction disputes and provided delegates with a series of topical sessions on aspects of construction law and dispute resolution.

The keynote speech was provided by Dame Finola O'Farrell DBE QC, Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court, a specialist group of Courts in the United Kingdom.

Watch International Construction Law Conference 2020

2020 - Third Party Funding of Construction Disputes - A Global Perspective on the State of Play & Current Developments

2020 - BIM, OffSite Manufacture & the future of the Construction Industry

2019 - Transnational Construction Arbitration & ADR in the 21st Century

2019 - Exploring the FIDIC2017 Suite of Contracts

2018 - Improving Value Through Alliances, BIM & Collaborative Contracts

2017 - Centre's 30th Anniversary - Changes, Challenges & Surprises in UK & Transnational Construction Law

2017 - UK & International Standard Forms - What is New in 2017?

2016 - Construction, the Consumer and the Law: Time for Change?

2016 - Enabling BIM through Procurement & Contracts

2015 - Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry

2015 - Alliancing - New Breakthroughs & New Challenges (Navigating Legal Icebergs in & Beyond the UK)

2014 - Design and Construction Liability in the Digital Age - BIM and Related Revolutions

2012 - The Centre 25th Anniversary Conference: Big Questions in Construction Law

2011 - International Adjudication and DRBs

2010 - NEC - Key Concepts and the Proper Approach to Assessment

2009 - Projects in Distress and Economic Justice

2008 - Effective Rules for Arbitrating in Major Infrastructure Projects

2007 - Adjudication: Intensely Practical Issues

2006 - London 2012: One year on

2005 - The NEC/ECC 3rd edition: Simply the Best?

2004 - Key Construction Risks and Dispute Resolution

2003 - Contract or Co-operation?

2002 - Delivering Infrastructure: International Best Practice

2001 - Building Railways

2000 - Engineering the Law

2000 - The Construction Act - Time for Review?

1999 - Major Construction Projects

1998 - Construction Law: Looking to the Future

1998 - The LCIA New Arbitration Rules 1998

1997 - Building of Construction Law

1997 - The ICC New Arbitration Rules 1997

1996 - New Challenges in Construction Law

1995 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

1994 - Risk, Management and Procurement

1993 - Construction Law and the Environment

1992 - Construction Law 2000

1991 - Current Developments in Construction Law

1990 - Legal Obligations in Construction

1989 - International and ICC Arbitration

1988 - Construction Contract Policy

The Centre also ran a series of public lectures under the Michael Brown Foundation's name:

2015 - John Barber: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 - Vintage Model in need of an overhaul

2010 - Sir Vivian Ramsey: Open Secrets - The Concept of Confidentiality in Dispute Resolution (jointly with Worshipful Company of Arbitrators Master's lecture)

2008 - Louise Barrington: Protecting Construction Projects under Bilateral Investment Treaties

2007 - Philip Britton: Choice of Law and European Reform

2006 - Professor Doug Jones: Proportionate Liability - Reform or Regression?

2005 - Dr Peter Fenn: Can Disputes be Predicted? Early Warning Systems and ADR in Construction

2004 - Professor Phillip Capper: The Construction Act - Are we, or the Judges, Taking Wrong Turns?

2003 - Professor John Uff QC: Duties at the Legal Fringe - Ethics in Construction Law

1996 - HHJ Anthony Thornton QC: Litigation Reform - An Impossibility?

1994 - Professor John Perry: Structuring Contracts for the Achievement of Effective Management

1992 - Professor Hugh Beale: Construction Law - A Multi-disciplinary Approach