How to avoid and resolve disputes under NEC4 webinar

21 February 2018

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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 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
Ian Heaphy 
NEC4 Contract Board &
Director at IN Construction Consulting

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.
  Marcus Birch
Associate Director, Contentious Construction & Engineering at Berwin Leighton and Paisner (BLP)

Marcus is an Associate Director in BLP’s Contentious Construction and Engineering practice group. He specialises in arbitration, litigation and ADR, with a focus on Construction and Engineering disputes. He has considerable experience of domestic, cross-border and international litigation and arbitration and has acted for a range of clients, from individuals to state bodies to listed companies, in a range of industries and sectors, including construction, energy, manufacturing,  investment, and financial services. Marcus has acted as counsel in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations administered under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, including the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) as well as in ad hoc proceedings. He has also represented international corporations and private clients in complex cross-border litigation and court applications in support of arbitration proceedings.

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