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Centre of Construction Law


The Centre runs at least one conference open to the public each year.  Conferences themes have included:


Future conferences:

Third Party Funding of Construction Disputes - A Global Perspective on the State of Play & Current Developments.   Thursday 13 February 2020, 5-7pm, River Room, Kings Building, Strand Campus.  Further information can be found here.   Limited availability.


Open Forum: BIM, Offsite Manufacture & the future of the Construction Industry, Friday 28 February 2020, 9am-6pm.  Great Hall, Kings Building, Strand Campus.  Papers can be found here


FIDIC Summer School: One-week course (Wed 10 - Sun 14 June 2020) covering the FIDIC Standard form contracts in practice.  This is now full and closed for 2020.  Details can be found here.  Registration for 2021 will open in due course.


Past Conferences

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 runs 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






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