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The Final ConstructionCast of the Season

We were joined on the final ConstructionCast of the season by some outstanding speakers, for a look at various issues. They ranged from procurement, to changes in the JCT suite of contracts and evolutions in dispute resolution. The stellar line-up included Paul Darling QC of 39 Essex Chambers, Karen Kirkham – Chair of the JCT, Anna Mills a Partner at DLA Piper, and Darren James of Keltbray.

You can re-watch the event on the UKCW website here. (you may need to register to view)

UKCW ConstructionCast UK Construction Week


A few questions remained outstanding that we didn’t get around to answering. If you didn’t have your question answered, the following links may help:

  • Lessons learned from COVID and new ways of working. A report by Loughborough University took a look at what changes COVID had brought about in construction. It also examines some of the positives that can be taken forward.
  • Procurement after COVID. DLA Piper (Anna’s firm) take a look at some of the changes and look at a few predictions for the future in this article.
  • A few questions focussed on the differences between JCT and NEC contracts. There are many articles published by law firms on this subject, but the folk at Holmes and Hills have produced a particularly helpful summary.
  • The team at 39 Essex Chambers have recently published a book on construction contracts. Paul Darling QC takes a look at standard form contracts with John Denis-Smith in this podcast from the leading set.
  • There’s also a useful guide from Karen and her team at BDB Pitmans on understanding how JCT deals with various issues in light of COVID.

Hopefully those links provide some answers to any of the questions we didn’t answer on the day. If you have any queries or need help, please don’t hesitate to contact Stuart or Annie today. We’ll be happy to point you in the direction of an answer!