Separately bookable workshops

$595 + GST (each workshop)
Workshop attendance earns 6 CPD hours


Dispute Resolution in The Construction Sector

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 9am - 4pm, Cordis Hotel, Auckland (6 CPD hours)

In this engaging and interactive one-day workshop you will learn about various dispute resolution procedures available to those engaged in the construction sector, how to best determine the most suitable forum for your dispute and ensure you effectively and efficiently manage the dispute resolution process.

The workshop is aimed at both contractors and their advisers, and will cover:

  • Common dispute resolution options for construction practitioners
  • How to navigate the appointment process
  • Process options in practice
  • Costs associated with various dispute resolution options
  • Enforcement options
  • Available resources

John Green, Catherine Green & Royden Hindle, Building Disputes Tribunal


Drafting Effective and Equitable Construction Contracts

Friday 20 November 2020, 9am - 4pm, Cordis Hotel, Auckland (6 CPD hours)

Effective construction contract drafting is a balancing act between the equitable sharing of risk between parties, and a contract that provides the best commercial outcome. Poorly drafted contracts can often be the cause of disputes, litigation, delay, and unnecessary costs.

Suitable for anyone involved in drafting construction contracts, this workshop covers:

  • Key issues to consider before you start drafting.
    • Understand the project and the risk it carries
    • What type of model will work best (traditional design/build; alliancing; PPP)
    • Issues affecting the Principal – critical outcomes; procurement model
    • Issues affecting the Contractor – how much risk prepared to bear; margin
    • Role of the financing institution(s)
  • Deciding what contract form to use or bespoke (types of contract standard forms; special conditions; bespoke contracts)
  • Specific areas that can cause problems
    • Drafting risk allocation and transfer provisions
    • Disclosure and warranty requirements
    • Insolvency issues such as retentions and continuity guarantees
    • Insurance, limitation of liability provisions, caps on LDs
    • Product substitutions
    • Key personnel/qualification requirements
    • Dispute mechanism
    • Time bars/notice requirements
    • Understanding subcontracts and their relationship with head contracts

Helen Macfarlane, Nick Gillies and Sarah Holderness, Hesketh Henry

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Date & Location

Auckland: 19 November 2020, Cordis Hotel

Conference attendance
earns 6 CPD hours


$695 + GST


$695 + GST


$595 + GST
*each workshop


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