Construction Law CPD - Course Overview
Construction Law involves the specialist application of a combination of general bodies of law to the construction process and all of the inter-related businesses and professionals that are part of the process. CPD courses in the area of construction law can be in the form of a conference, seminar or online webinar. Each provides differing numbers of CPD hours towards your compulsory CPD requirements.
The courses below are an example of some of the courses you can use to improve your competitive edge whilst satisfying your CPD requirements.
Construction Law CPD - Course Information
Construction Law Update – Classroom – CPD hours 3
The course is of benefit to lawyers practising in the area of construction by providing crucial industry updates and developments in relation to statutes and case law.
Since such matters are constantly evolving, the topics covered are subject to change but include an overview of the Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 in terms of how it affects provisions regarding cash flow and adjudication.
It also covers:
• interim payments
• professional liability
• arbitration, and
• letters of intent
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE) are examined with the implications for the construction industry highlighted. The role of experts and pre-action protocol are all examined along with when alternative dispute resolution is an appropriate course of action.
Defects in Building Contracts – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
This online webinar is designed for practising lawyers working in the area of construction projects and litigators. Held by a leading specialist, this webinar looks at:
• the definition of a defect
• claims for defective work in TORT
• limitation periods, and
• how the Pre-Action protocol is used
It also discusses temporary disconformity, new contribution clauses and damages.
This online webinar also finds time to take a close look at works completion, remedial works and various types of liability provisions in standard form contracts.
Adjudication for Litigators - A Review of Recent Developments – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
This online Construction Law CPD course was designed to provide litigators and construction practitioners with a wider knowledge of adjudication. The course also examines the recent legislative changes and developments in this very interesting field of legal practice. The course looks how the amendments to the ‘Construction Act’ have brought changes to adjudication and also provides an overview of the changes to the Scheme for Construction Contracts.
It also summarises recent developments in how adjudication is conducted and the issue of multiple adjudications. It provides information on how Adjudication Decisions are enforced, how to challenge them, as well as the effect privileged material has when it is disclosed and procedural irregularity. Other important issues covered on this webinar include bias and breaches of natural justice as well as lack of jurisdiction.
Examining the Latest Developments Surrounding JCT Contracts – Webinar – CPD hours 2
During this webinar, the recent developments brought into action by the JCT 2011 forms are discussed as well as some of the common amendments to JCT standard contracts that are negotiated by parties as well as some of the drafting pitfalls to watch out for. The potential effects of Construction Act amendments are considered, as well as potential future developments.
Finding the Right CPD Course Provider
Getting the right CPD courses are directly affected by the training provider you use to source your professional development training. The top providers offer a wide range of online and offline courses varying in length, the number of CPD hours awarded and for offline courses; in a wide range of locations.