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‘Adjudication Update’ - A review of important 2018 Judgments

Date: Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019, 19:00 - 20:00 Location: Maidenhead Golf Club , Shoppenhangers Road , Maidenhead , Berkshire , SL6 2PZ Member cost: £0 (including VAT) Non-member cost: £0 (including VAT)

A talk to a joint event of CIArb Thames Valley branch and the Society of Construction Law


Catherine Piercy - Hardwicke Chambers

Since 1998, adjudication has been the principal system of dispute resolution in the UK construction industry. Despite 20 years’ of decided cases, the number of important issues coming in front of the courts appears to be increasing, with 2018 being no exception. Against a changing backdrop, it is vital that construction professionals are aware of developments in case law. Catherine Piercy will review and explain the implications of the most recent crop of decisions.

Catherine is a successful commercial and insurance specialist barrister with a particular focus on construction and engineering disputes, property damage and professional liability. She has a busy court and adjudication practice, acting for insurers, contractors, employers, construction professionals and insolvency practitioners. She appears in all levels of tribunal in procedural applications, substantive hearings and trials and is regularly instructed to prepare submissions in adjudications.

Catherine is “innovative and commercially minded” and has a client focused and commercial approach to resolving disputes, giving “good, practical advice”. She effectively manages the legal, expert and client teams to achieve the most favourable outcome for her clients. She is described by her clients as “bright” and “phenomenally hardworking” and has been described by Chambers UK as “a junior who is doing a ‘tremendous amount’ of construction work to great acclaim.”

There is no charge for this event. Guests and non-members are most welcome but registration must be made by booking below. Please also join us for refreshments from 6.30pm. The talk will start at 7.00pm sharp.

Queries can be directed to Mohammed Haque, Chairman of Thames Valley Branch CIArb on 01628 667974 or