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.
For further information please contact Vicky Lee
The speakers will address issues related to the construction regulatory framework and some of the common causes of construction disputes (the traps) and how they might be avoided (the tips), providing examples from their extensive experience.
- The Honourable Justice Brian Preston FRSN SC, Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court
- Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE, retired Senior Circuit Judge and is the designated Technology and Construction Court judge in Birmingham. She founded West Midlands Association of Women Solicitors and is a founder member of the UK Association of Women Judges. She was appointed as a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission in January 2006, as a representative for the Judiciary. Frances Kirkham had the solemn duty as the coroner at the inquest into the death of six people in the Lakanal House Fire. Currently a member of Atkin Chambers where she acts as arbitrator in high-value construction and commercial disputes.
- Professor Jose Torero FRSE FRSN, Head of UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering who works in many aspects of fire safety engineering, remediation and sanitation. He has developed novel methodologies for the safe design of complex buildings such as tall buildings, historic architecture or timber structures. He has studied major environmental problems such as oil-spills or large underground coal fires where he has developed unique approaches towards impact mitigation. He has been giving evidence at the Grenfell Inquiry.
-Adjunct Professor Kim Lovegrove,
Adjunct Professor University of Canberra
Past Adjunct Professor University of Newcastle
Past Ethiopian Honorary Consul to Victoria
Past Senior Law Reform Consultant to the World Bank.
We recommend the following:
The Holiday Inn MediaCityUK, at the special negotiated rate of £99 per night (includes breakfast and Wifi).
Please contact the hotel directly on +44 (0)161 813 1040, or email reservations on [email protected], and quote "University of Salford".
The Ainscow Hotel, at the special negotiated rate of £79 per night (includes breakfast and Wifi).
Please contact the hotel directly on +44 (0)161 827 1650 , or email reservations on [email protected] and quote "University of Salford".