How to avoid and resolve disputes under NEC4 webinar

21 February 2018 | 13:00 GMT

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NEC4 dispute resolution options have been expanded to reflect the range of dispute avoidance and resolution mechanisms now in use on major projects worldwide.
 
NEC4 options W1 and W2 now include referral to senior representatives of the parties prior to the appointment of an adjudicator. A new option W3 provides for the use of a ‘Dispute Avoidance Board’ as an alternative to adjudication for contracts not subject to the UK Construction Act
 
This webinar will feature two members of the NEC4 Contract Board, to discuss the following topics:
  • Dealing with disagreements – the contractual process, clauses 10.1 and 10.2
  • Final assessment process
  • Dispute avoidance
    • Senior Representatives under W1 and W2
    • W3 Dispute Avoidance Boards
  • Dispute resolution
    • Changes to W1 and W2
    • The choice of and role of the tribunal
  • An overview of the Dispute Resolution Services Contract
 
Speakers:
 
 
Ian Heaphy 
NEC4 Contract Board


Ian has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including aviation, oil & gas, rail, water, highways and building. He has worked with clients across the UK, Middle East, Far East and North America including government bodies, private employers and international contractors. He specialises in the development and
implementation of innovative  procurement strategies with particular expertise around
incentivisation, partnering, alliancing and target cost/cost reimbursable contracts for major projects and programmes of work.
Ian regularly facilitates workshops and delivers training in contract forms and procurement & contract strategies. He also frequently speaks at industry events and has had numerous articles published in construction journals.
In addition to his NEC and procurement work Ian also acts as adjudicator, dispute resolver and quantum Expert Witness.
  John Hughes D'aeth
NEC4 Contract Board and Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner


John is a senior partner in the non‐contentious team within the market leading Engineering, Construction and Procurement group at City of London law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. He has over 30 years' experience of advising developers,
funders, utilities and public bodies on procurement strategy and the drafting and negotiation of construction documentation for major building and infrastructure
projects, both in the UK and overseas, with a particular focus on NEC contracts.
John is recognised in the Chambers UK and Legal 500 legal directories as a leader in his field. He is a member of the consultation board of Practical Law Construction, for whom he blogs regularly on construction‐related topics and has also authored various
practice notes on NEC3. He is the Deputy Chairman of the City of London Law Society’s Construction Law Practice Committee and is a regular conference speaker

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