Professional Training

Construction & Infrastructure Law

BPP Professional Education, In London (+1 locations)
Length
1 day
Price
502 GBP
Next course start
26 April, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
Length
1 day
Price
502 GBP
Next course start
26 April, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online

Course description

Overview

This course will improve and deepen your knowledge and understanding of construction law and principles; procurement routes and different forms of contract; and construction dispute resolution: adjudication, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Learn in the context of real-life examples from an experienced professional and apply your knowledge and understanding to real-life scenarios.

Who is this for?

This course will be of benefit to lawyers of all levels including students and trainees and some non-lawyers (especially architects, engineers, surveyors, accountants, Human Resources) who require a grounding in construction law.

What will you learn?

  • Construction Law and Principles
    • Contract law in the context of construction and infrastructure
    • Key Principles: Risk and risk allocation, time and money, design, defects, liquidated damages and liability
    • Key legislation: Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, Building Safety Act 2022 and Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • Procurement Routes and Forms of Contract
    • Procurement Routes
    • JCT, NEC, FIDIC and Consultancy Appointments, Subcontracts, Letters of Intent and other contracts (Collateral Warranties, Novation Agreements, Bonds)
    • Key terms commonly found in construction contracts
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Adjudication
    • Litigation
    • ADR

PSC Elective

This course may be undertaken as a PSC elective, although it may also be attended by non-trainees.

SRA Competencies

B

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Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

26 April, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

5 July, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

4 October, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to lawyers of all levels including students and trainees and some non-lawyers (especially architects, engineers, surveyors, accountants, Human Resources) who require a grounding in construction law.

Training Course Content

Learning outcomes:

Through this Introduction to Construction Law, understand the overall industry context in which construction lawyers work:

  • Contentious/non-contentious split; examples of likely work for construction lawyers
  • Understand in outline different procurement routes
  • Understand Contracts and appointments commonly used
  • Basics of Dispute resolution in construction

Building contracts:

  • Review of different procurement routes and how this impacts on legal documentation, including the use of collateral warranties
  • An introduction to the use of standard form contracts in the construction industry, focussing on JCT and NEC

Professional Appointments:

  • Understand the circumstances in which professional appointments are used
  • Review common clauses and areas of difference between clients and consultants

An introduction to security in construction:

  • Collateral Warranties
  • Bonds & Guarantees

Dispute Resolution in construction:

  • Statutory requirements
  • Adjudication
  • Background and rationale
  • How it works
  • Enforcement through the courts
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation, including the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction & Engineering Disputes

Course delivery details

  • Location Name: Online Live
  • Learning Mode: Blended

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