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Consultants' appointments - Getting paid and not getting sued!

A joint event presented by the South East Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Stevens & Bolton LLP

Problems arise where professionals get on with the job, assuming the appointment terms will be put in place as the project progresses. This is highly risky. Come and find out why and what you should be doing about it.

Stephen Rockhill, head of construction at law firm Stevens & Bolton LLP and construction lawyer Najma Dunnett, from consulting engineers Hoare Lea LLP, will speak on opposing sides of the appointment process and argue their case during the evening session.

This presentation will consider the essential ingredients of an appointment including:

  • What is the appointment for? Who is it with?
  • Is there a timetable for its completion?
  • How is it to be performed? (e.g. complying with industry norms, arbitration or court 'procedures')
  • What duties are owed, to whom and to what standard? Does this extend to 3rd parties?
  • How much is the consultant to be paid, when and by whom?
  • How to deal with disputes and problems?
  • Can consultants limit their exposure from suit?Are net contribution and limited liability clauses permitted?

Who should attend? It will be of interest to all construction and engineering professionals and to ADR professionals involved in picking up the pieces.

The event will be hosted by Stevens & Bolton LLP and the South East Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – there is no charge to attend the event.

It will be an interactive session with lots of lively debate and strong views, so do come along and take part.

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