Nigel Clifford will be joining a lineup of construction and law experts with the CIOB in London on 26th October. The team will be taking a look at how to deal with delays in construction, how contracts and the law tackle it, and how to minimise the risk of costly disputes.

Nigel joins Laughlan Steer, a Solicitor at Druces, and Kort Egan, a barrister from Gatehouse chambers. The panel will share their insights into how the law works and common mistakes they come across. Spend an hour with three leading lights on 26th October in London. Discover what you need to know to avoid the costly mistakes others make.

Nigel will be looking at the technical side of delay, what to watch for and how to deal with it. Laughlan will look at the legal and contractual aspects of delay in construction disputes. Kort will look at successfully preparing for court, adjudication or arbitration. And the session will close with an opportunity to pose your questions to the experts.

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Laughlan Steer, Senior Associate, Druces

Laughlan is a Senior Associate and construction specialist at law firm, Druces. Prior to qualification he spent time working for a rail and infrastructure company which gave him valuable industry insight and continues to set him apart from his peers. Laughlan is often involved with dispute avoidance as clients benefit from his ability to provide timely, strategic advice prior to the breakdown of trust on projects. Adjudication is a particular specialism of Laughlan’s, he is also well versed in arbitration.

Kort Egan, Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers

Kort Egan is a barrister at Gatehouse Chambers in London. He specialises in domestic and international commercial disputes with particular expertise in construction and energy matters. Kort also works in the related areas of property and insolvency and has experience of aviation and shipping matters. He has experience with many major standard form contracts including the JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms. Kort brings particular expertise to disputes involving FIDIC contracts as he contributed several chapters to the book “Understanding the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books” which contains a clause-by-clause commentary of the updated 2017 FIDIC contracts.

Nigel Clifford, Associate Director, Chronos Consult

Nigel Clifford is a chartered civil engineer over three decades of experience. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and an experienced forensic delay analyst. From 2010 onwards Nigel specialised in forensic delay analysis. He regularly deals with post completion claims and dispute resolution via adjudication and mediation. He has recently attained a Level 7 BTEC Advanced Award in Forensic Delay Analysis. Nigel also chairs the University of Brighton’s Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.