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Getting Paid for Delay and Disruption – One Day Course

4 December 2019

Quigg Golden Maidstone, 1 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RL

09:30 - 16:30

Cash flow is the life blood of the building industry.”

Lord Denning made this remark in a series of Court of Appeal decisions in 1971 and his statement is as true today as it was then.  The introduction of the Construction Act in 1998 has led to considerable improvements, but even to this day, trying to get paid remains an uphill battle for many contractors and sub-contractors.

Throughout this one day course, we will not only teach delegates what their contractual and statutory rights are, but how to implement these to ensure that they receive the maximum amount of money possible from their clients.

Who should attend?

This one day course is tailored specifically for Main Contractors, Sub-Contractors and their supply chain.

Morning session

The morning session will focus on teaching delegates how they can increase the amounts they are being paid for time and money under their contracts and how to defend against any claims made against themselves.

The topics which we will cover are:

  • How to maximise your payment for variations
  • Claiming for extensions of time under a JCT
  • Claiming loss and expense for delays under a JCT
  • Claiming for unproductive working and disruption
  • Global Claim Situations
  • Defending contra charges

Afternoon session

The afternoon session will focus on teaching delegates their contractual and statutory rights in respect of getting paid and how these can be used to “suggestively persuade” people to pay them money that they are rightfully owed.

This session will cover:

  • The weapons you can use to push for payment and how to properly implement them:
    • Suspending works
    • Claiming interest
    • Payment notice adjudications (more commonly referred to as ‘smash and grab’ adjudications)
    • Part 8 claims
  • Resolving final account disputes


09:00 Registration
09:30 Course start
12:30 Lunch, provided
16:30 Seminar ends


£450 including VAT.  Lunch will be provided.  This price includes a £15 donation to our charity partner.

Please note that £50 will be payable as a deposit.  The rest will be invoiced before the date of the course.

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