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Adjudication Law Update

Date: Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020, 18:30 - 20:00 Location: Holiday Inn - High Wycombe, Crest Road, Handy Cross, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1TL Member cost: £0 (including VAT) Non-member cost: £0 (including VAT)

Charles Edwards: MSt, MSc, FInstCes, MCIArb, Barrister & Adjudicator

Mohammed Haque: FCIArb, MCInstCES and Barrister of the Inner Temple

Mark Thomas: BSc, MSc, LLM, FRICS, FCIArb, FAE, Adjudicator

Since 1998, adjudication has been the principal system of dispute resolution in the UK construction industry. Despite 22 years’ of decided cases, the number of issues coming in front of the courts appears to be increasing. 2019 was no exception. It is vital that construction professionals are aware of developments in case law. Speakers for the evening will review and explain the implications of the most recent crop of decisions, distinguishing between legal principles, procedures and, of course, perennial payment issues!

Charles Edwin is a practising barrister, an accredited TECBAR Adjudicator and Dispute Board Member. He has over 19 years’ experience in the construction industry, has a Master’s in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College London and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge (Departments of Engineering and Architecture). Charles’s practice at the Bar has a particular emphasis on all forms of private dispute resolution in connection with construction and commercial disputes.

Mohammed Haque is a barrister, quantity surveyor, adjudicator and ADR practitioner with over 10 years’ experience of dealing with large and complex adjudications. He specialises in construction disputes – both in liability and quantum. In the past, Mohammed worked in a City law firm and also ran a practice specialising solely in construction adjudication. He is the current Chairman of the Thames Valley branch of CIArb.

Mark Thomas is a practising quantity surveyor, expert witness and adjudicator. Mark heads up the RICS’s training programme for expert witnesses and lectures widely on construction law and dispute resolution topics. He is a past chairman of the Thames Valley branch of CIArb.