Consultants' appointments - Getting paid and not getting sued

Holiday Inn
Egerton Rd
United Kingdom

Date & Time:
13 February 2019 | 18:00 - 21:00

Bookable Until:
09 February 2019

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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 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.

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

The event will be hosted by Stevens & Bolton LLP and CIArb's South East Branch – attendance to this event is free of charge.

To book your place please contact Leticia Lagarda at Stevens & Bolton LLP on or telephone 01483 734263.

Event Speakers

Stephen is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Solicitor and is a partner and head of construction and engineering at Stevens & Bolton LLP.

Having spent 25 years as a contractor and consulting engineer, he now advises major clients on construction contracts and professional appointments as well as all aspects of European Procurement.

Najma is a construction lawyer with experience in private practice as well as in-house for an international firm of architects and for an architects' insurance mutual company.

She has provided legal advice to contractors and consultants on their terms of appointment, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating appointment terms, collateral warranties, novation agreements and other associated documents.