Hardwicke Brew: COVID and Construction – Who bears the risks of the coronavirus pandemic?

04 Feb 2021, 12:00 pm -

Join us on 4th February for our next #HardwickeBrew.

With a third lockdown causing yet further disruption to the construction industry, contractual provisions dealing with extensions of time are coming under increased pressure. Delay and disruption claims linked to the COVID-19 pandemic are soon going to be standard fare for practitioners in the sector.

In this session, David Pliener, Michael Levenstein and Simon Kerry will discuss what issues are likely to arise, paying particular attention to the JCT standard forms of contract and the wording defining “relevant events” and “relevant matters”. What circumstances are likely to give rise to claims? How are the competing arguments likely to unfold? And does the bespoke pandemic wording proposed by the JCT solve any of the problems?

Please register your interest by emailing events@gatehouselaw.co.uk.

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