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Pre-empting Construction Disputes

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Pre-empting Construction Disputes
Date of Event
27th March 2023
Last Booking Date for this Event
19th March 2023


The Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall and Smart Urban Futures (SURF) research group at the University of Salford would like to invite you to a seminar on Pre-empting Construction Disputes. This professional half day seminar will interest professionals from sectors across industry including construction, law, finance, architecture, property, and estates management. The seminar will address how to avoid going to court for construction disputes from a wide range of perspectives. The seminar will be led by the Honourable Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of Land and Environment Court in New South Wales, Australia. Speakers also include: Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE, a TCC judge for many years as well as a long-standing international arbitrator and mediator, coroner in the Lakanal House inquest and recently appointed Justice to the Qatar International Court; Professor Jose Torero, Head of Civil Engineering at UCL who was heavily involved in the Grenfell Tower inquiry; and Professor Kim Lovegrove, a constuction lawyer and senior law reform advisor to the World Bank.


The Hon. JUSTICE Brian J Preston FRSN SC

Chief Judge of Land and Environment Court New South Wales

Her HONOUR Frances Kirkham CBE

TCC Judge and International Arbitrator

Professor Jose Torero FRSE FRSN

Head of the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering University College London

Professor Kim Lovegrove RML MSE

Lawyer and Expert in Building Regulations

The speakers will address some of the common causes of construction disputes (the traps) and how they might be avoided (the tips), providing examples from their vast experiences.


Attendee CategoryCost   
1. Standard (In Person)£40.00[Read More]
2. UoS Staff/Student (In Person)£0.00[Read More]
3. Online Attendance (Non-UK)£25.00[Read More]