Exchange Chambers hosts hat-trick of construction seminars

October 13, 2017

Exchange Chambers this week hosted its Annual Construction and Engineering Law Seminars in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

The three construction seminars covered the latest cases on adjudication including adjudications of extension of time claims and what contractual notices must contain, a new Supreme Court case on the rules governing interpretation of contracts, the effectiveness of arbitration clauses and clauses limiting liability, the meaning of practical completion and the application of minimum performance levels.

The speakers from Exchange Chambers were barristers Mark Smith, David Fearon, Simon Whitfield and James Malam – all of whom are recommended in the Legal 500, released this week.

Mark is a construction law specialist. With a wide and varied background having worked in both private practice and for contracting organisations as a chartered quantity surveyor prior to being called to the Bar, Mark offers a fresh perspective for his clients.

David is a specialist in construction, engineering and process engineering work. He is also experienced in and deals with general commercial dispute resolution and accepts appointments as adjudicator, arbitrator, and legal adviser to arbitrator.

Simon’s commercial practice includes contractual disputes, interpretation of contractual provisions, sale of goods, injunctive relief and enforcement of judgments. He is highly regarded for his construction practice.

James practices in most areas of commercial and commercial chancery law, with a particular emphasis on professional negligence, construction and insurance matters.