WEBINAR: Osborne Clarke's annual Construction review 2020

WEBINAR: Osborne Clarke's annual Construction review 2020

Thursday 25 March 2021 - 12 noon

Osborne Clarke's annual Construction review of the year examines some of the trends, changes and challenges we have seen in construction disputes during 2020, and looks back at the most relevant legal cases impacting the construction industry in what was an unprecedented year.

The webinar includes:

  • an update on adjudication enforcement and the circumstances under which a stay of execution of an adjudicator's award may be permitted, until the outcome of the substantive true value trial, on the grounds that enforcing the award would cause manifest injustice to the paying party.
  • the latest cases on True Value Adjudications, their use in re-examining smash and grab adjudications, and why it's essential that Employers and Contractors keep on top of the payment process to avoid paying out excessive sums.
  • an update on the pressing issue of insolvency on the world of construction, touching on Bresco v Lonsdale and the subsequent guidance provided by the courts on whether or not an insolvent party can seek to enforce an adjudication decision in its favour. Osborne Clarke reviews the practical steps that a party may take on the receipt of an application for summary enforcement including looking at both injunctive relief and whether or not a stay of execution can be granted.

 Finally, no review of 2020 is complete without mentioning Covid-19 and its impact on the construction industry. We take a look at the trends seen in relation to Covid-19 claims on construction projects throughout the last 12 months and the factors that are likely to impact the types of claims to come in 2021

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