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Our next King’s College London Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution Open Forum will be held on Thursday 22nd February 2024. It will explore the different techniques by which social value can be embedded in the procurement and delivery of construction and infrastructure projects so as to create long-term impact for citizens and communities. Speakers will provide in-depth analysis and case studies from the UK and internationally.

The social value agenda is developing rapidly, but it is often criticised for being undelivered or
undeliverable. Our expert speakers will explore: how social value outcomes can be and have been meaningfully delivered in the UK and across Europe; the legal and commercial levers that are available for social value; the use of contract management and measurement methods; how to incentivise the supply chain to deliver social value requirements, and how to deal with non-delivery or under-delivery during contract performance; how the domestic courts perceive social value requirements in construction projects and what potential they create for a new frontier of litigation.

The conference chair will be Visiting Professor Nicholas Gould of Fenwick Elliott, and our
eminent speakers will include:

  • Samantha Butler, The UK Cabinet Office
  • Martyn Traynor, UK Crown Representative for SMEs
  • Matthew Grenier, Housing Association Charitable Trust
  • Huda As'ad, Accenture
  • Mary Kathryn Adams, Simetrica Jacobs
  • Richard Wilmot-Smith KC, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Professor David Mosey CBE, King's College London
  • Dr Laura Lintott, Watson Farley & Williams and Visiting Fellow, King's College London
  • Michael Bowsher KC
  • The Honourable Mr Justice David Waksman
  • Rebecca Rees, Trowers & Hamlins and Visiting Fellow, King's College London
  • Mark Cook, Anthony Collins
  • Steven Brunning, Anthony Collins
  • Dr Roxana Vornicu, King’s College London
  • Sara Valaguzza, Studio Legale Valaguzza and University of Milan
  • Paula Bordalo Faustino (PhD) , University of Nottingham and Sérvulo & Associados (Lisbon)
  • Lindsay Maguire, Procurement Reform Team, Cabinet Office (invited)

Registration will start at from 9am and presentations will run from 9:30pm to 5.30pm, followed by drinks and networking. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

At this event

David Mosey

Professor of Law

Roxana Vornicu

Senior Lecturer

Event details

The Great Hall
Strand Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS