When a project runs into difficulty – or, worse yet, generates a multi-million-dollar rectification claim – each consultant’s liability will often be determined in large part by the terms of the consultancy agreement, including the scope of services.
Over the last twenty years, it has become essential for consultants on commercial and government projects to be fluent in legal terminology and recognise when they are being asked to sign a contract provision that imposes upon them greater commercial or insurance risk than is ordinary. As contract lawyers come up with more inventive means of allocating risks, it is more important than ever to stay up to date.
Please join us to hear from our speakers, as they take an in-depth look at some of the central issues associated with consultancy agreements:
Natalie Sullivan & Kathryn Budd– Risk Managers, informed by Planned Cover – will discuss the key insurance risks currently found in consultancy agreements and how these have changed (or not) over the last decade.
Ralph Bankes – Special Counsel, Lander & Rogers Lawyers – will consider some key commercial issues in consultant contracts.
Justin Davies, Northrop Consulting Engineers, Julien Van Den Berg, Allen Jack + Cottier Architects and Alex Kibble, TKD Architects – will discuss the practical side of contract negotiation in a panel discussion to finish the morning’s seminar.
This seminar offers you a rare chance to evaluate your own experiences of negotiating commercial and government contracts and learn from your colleagues’ insights.