Brexit and COVID-19 have both had significant and potentially long lasting effects on the construction sector.
In this series of online sessions we will examine key legal topics arising in the construction sector in the current post-Brexit and pandemic landscape. The three-part series will cover regulatory issues, likely upcoming trends in disputes (focusing on force majeure clauses and adjudication), and insolvency and termination of contracts.
Sessions in this series
Tuesday 15 June 2021: Regulatory Issues. The end of free movement of workers and a potential focus on health and safety regulations following the COVID-19 pandemic are two key topics of increasing importance to the construction industry. In this session we will focus on the 30 June 2021 deadline for EU migrant workers with UK residence prior to 31 June 2021, how employers recruit and retain EU nationals who weren't in the UK prior to that date and the impact of the pandemic on health and safety requirements.
Tuesday 22 June 2021: Adjudication and Force Majeure. Adjudication is a custom-built dispute resolution mechanism for the construction sector. Here we will examine the upcoming trends we expect to see in the adjudication process, discussing force majeure clauses in respect of COVID-19, 'smash and grab' adjudications and enforcement challenges.
Tuesday 29 June 2021: Insolvency and Termination of Contract. In the final session of the series we take a closer look at insolvency and termination of contract. We will provide an introduction to liquidation and administration - with a comparison of the procedures - followed by discussions focused on the impact of COVID-19 and the termination of construction contracts.
Each event in the series qualifies for CPD. Click here for further information.
Information about the speakers can be accessed here.