Hugh James - Construction Law Update

Join Hugh James on 27th January for three concentrated,15-minute discussions on current construction issues, designed to fuel thought leadership; in other words, construction espresso shots. They will cover how to increase your prospects of success in an adjudication, security for off-site materials and project bank accounts.

Increasing your prospects of success in an adjudication
Adjudication is often the option parties choose to resolve their construction disputes. How you prepare for and then manage an adjudication can increase your chances of achieving your objective. Based on the team's experience of running successful adjudications, Ioan Prydderch will look at best practice when it comes to adjudications and some suggested dos and don'ts.

Security for Off-site Materials
The increase in the adoption of modern methods of construction coupled with the sharp rise in contractor insolvency during the pandemic has brought in to focus considerations regarding payment for offsite materials. Lawrence Mansell will look at how some standard form contracts deal with the passing of title and what further options are available to parties as security against payment for materials prior to their delivery to site.

Project Bank Accounts
Slow payment is a long running theme in the construction industry. Project Bank accounts are now being advanced as the latest cure for payment abuse and to help prevent insolvency in the construction industry. Iwan Jenkins will provide an introduction to Project Bank Accounts, covering the what, why and how.

You will also have the opportunity to pose your questions to the panel, so please send us any questions.

If you would like to register your place, please fill in your details on the registration form. If you experience any issues when registering, please email We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.