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Sat, 13 May


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HKICAdj One Day Adjudication Training

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HKICAdj One Day Adjudication Training

Time & Location

13 May, 09:00 GMT+8 – 20 May, 12:00 GMT+8

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About The Event

This training course aims at providing the attendants with an understanding of construction adjudication procedures and practices in Hong Kong including the following:

1. What is construction adjudication and why do we need it?

2. Features of adjudication

3. Contractual adjudication and statutory adjudication

4. Multi-tier dispute resolution clause in construction contract

5. The proposed Hong Kong Security of Payment Legislation [SOPL]

6. The Spirit of SOPL scheme for public works contracts in Hong Kong

7. Ajudication procedures

8. Commencement of adjudication proceedings

9. Appointment of adjudicators

10. Adjudicators' decisions

11. Enforcement of adjudicators' decisions

12. Challenge to adjudication decision

13. Duties and powers of adjudicators

Benefits for professionals upon successful completion of the course and passing the examination include:

1. Eligible for application of Associate Member of HKICAdj (AHKICAdj)

2. Use of post-nominal title AHKICAdj

The course will be delivered in two half-day sessions on 13 and 20 May 2023 (09:00-12:00 GMT+8).

Course Fee (Including a Certificate of Completion):

Normal Rate:

HK$4,000 per person

Early Bird:

HK$3,500 per person before 6 May 2023

Deadline for application: 12 May 2023

Course Trainer:

Mr. John COCK

LLM, DipArb, BArch, GradDipIndDesign, BAppSc(BltEnv)  FCIArb, HKIA, FRAIA, FDIA, FHKICAdj, MAE, MAPM, APMPMQ, PRI Med, Registered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Adjudicator, Accredited Mediator, Dispute Resolution Advisor

John is a Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Mediator and Accredited Adjudicator, He acts as third-party neutral and to provide advice and support to parties in commercial disputes, particularly those involving architectural or building issues. He has also been appointed as Dispute Resolution Advisor for seven Hong Kong Government building and civil works contracts to date.

John’s background is as an architect, designer and project manager, with experience in Hong Kong, Australia and South-east Asia. As an architect, he has specialised in design development, project documentation, specification, contract administration and statutory compliance issues, primarily for commercial, retail and institutional building projects. John’s experience also includes consultancy services relating to partnering and risk management for construction projects.

Apart from his technical qualifications, John has been awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) in Construction Law and Practice with Distinction from the University of Salford, UK, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration from the College of Estate Management, Reading, UK. A Practising Member on the Register of Experts and a Qualified Expert Determiner of the Academy of Experts (TAE), John has been appointed as expert witness or party adviser in numerous construction and related disputes in HK and internationally, relating to building defects and professional practice. In late 2022, John was appointed as Adjudicator for one of the Development Bureau’s Trial Adjudication Study cases, in respect of which he recently published his Decision.

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