Thu, 17 Feb|
Evening Webinar by Zoom
“SOP Spirit” Roadshow Effective Preparation of Adjudication Documents under the New Adjudication Scheme in Public Sector
The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators invites you to an evening webinar jointly organized with ICE Hong Kong Association on 17 February 2022.
Time & Location
17 Feb 2022, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT+8
Evening Webinar by Zoom
About The Event
Continuing with the “Spirit of SOPL” roadshow, this webinar focuses on the effective preparation of adjudication documents under the new “SOP Spirit” adjudication scheme in the public sector. Under this new scheme, the first adjudication document is expected to unveil in the first quarter of 2022. This webinar provides the lesson learnt from the preparation of payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses according to the security of payment legislations in the different Australian regions. It also aims at assisting Hong Kong construction practitioners to prepare their submissions when the time comes.
Our speaker is:
For almost 20 years prior to entering the legal profession, Christopher worked in construction of commercial projects for some of Australia’s larger contractors, and later design and construction project management of hotels and resorts both within Australia and South-East Asia. During that time, he developed an expertise in addressing distressed projects, with him often being called upon to reorganise projects and bring them back on track. In such roles he was substantially involved in dispute management and resolution at the coal-face, many involving delays, prolongation, defective work, variations, and cost overruns. In the 1990’s he was predominantly active in Thailand, Singapore, the Maldives, and Burma, whilst consulting on projects in the Middle East, Guam, and the Philippines. In 1998 he returned to Australia, obtained his law degree, and was admitted as a Solicitor in early 2002. In November 2011 he was called to the Bar in Queensland where he now practices. Notwithstanding that change, he still holds his open builder’s licence in Queensland. With his principal Chambers in Cairns, and visited chambers in Brisbane, he is called upon in matters across Queensland with his client base extending beyond the borders of that state to the southern states of Australia. Naturally, his main practice is building and construction law in both front and back-end advice together with a substantial litigation practice. However, he also advises on and appears in property and partnership disputes, insolvency, and general commercial matters. Christopher is also presently appointed as a Sessional Member sitting on the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Christopher has a particular passion for alternative dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and conciliation. He is an accredited mediator and arbitrator, and a registered adjudicator under security of payment legislation in Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia. He has conducted numerous adjudications up to in excess of $66 Million, and is often called upon as an Expert Determiner and/or Arbitrator in construction disputes.
Join us and register for this evening webinar. Thank you.
Venue : By Zoom (Details to be provided following registration)
Date / Time : Thursday, 17 February 2022; 6:30pm to 7:30pm (HK Time)
Cost : Free for members of HKICAdj and ICE; HK$150 for non-members
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