Future events

27 Feb 2019

The use and abuse of expert witnesses: why, in the Courts' eyes, do they keep getting it wrong? Please see flyer for details

13 Mar 2019
International dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, panel discussion. See flyer for details.
Coming soon
27 March - Wine tasting, Wine Library, Trinity Square
4 April - Panel discussion
22 May - Lincoln's Inn Walk
27 June - 22nd Annual lecture and AGM
(TBC) June - Tecbar cricket
(TBC) July - Summer party


Past events

31 January 2019

KCCLA Debate: "This House believes adjudication is better than court". See flyer for details

25 October

Construction Insurance talk, provided by Hardwicke Chambers. 08.30 for 09.00 start. Booking essential, please see flyer


18 October

Dissertation Evening, advice to current students. Edgar Wallace (upstairs), 18.00 for 18.30 start. For details click on flyer.

13th June 2018
Sweet & Maxwell annual lecture
The latest changes to the FIDIC forms of contract
Speakers: Simon Hughes QC and Jeremy Glover
6pm in the Edmond Safra lecture theatre, KCL Strand Campus
Followed by a drinks reception hosted by Sweet & Maxwell
To register by 4th June, please see the flyer
The KCCLA AGM will take place shortly before the talk
24 May 2018
Grays Inn Walk 
A gentle evening stroll with commentary by James Davison of 3PB
For details please see the flyer
22 Nov 2017

The KCCLA Christmas mock adjudication will deal with events following reconstruction of that famous wizards' school virtually destroyed by “he who cannot be named”. Using NEC4 Magic Option which assumes that travel in time allows a genuine prospective assessment. Debate will cover the nature of the obligation to take all reasonable and magical steps to mitigate the effects of compensation events, as well as considering premium rates for flying elves in lieu of scaffolding.

For registration please see the flyer.  


19 October 2017

The annual dissertation evening to hear from the best dissertation authors of 2016, how they did it and to ask them questions about their experience, will take place from 6pm at Keating chambers 15 Essex Street London WC2R 3AA.

For details please click on the flyer and to reserve a place for yourself or a guest please RSVP to awright@lawstep.co.uk

6th July 2017

Temple walk, commentary by James Davison. See flyer for details.

29 June 2017

20th Anniversary Drinks Party, The Terrace, Strand Campus.

For details see attached flyer.




2 June 2017

Centre for Construction Law and Dispute Resolution - 30th Anniversary Conference

For details see attached flyer

11 May 2017

Twentieth Sweet & Maxwell Annual LectureJohn Uff Speaker, Anatomy Theatre and Somerset Cafe

For details see attached flyer    

1 Mar 2017

HS2 Hybrid Billspeaker Simon Knight, Head of Petition Management. The talk will cover the role played by hybrid bills in recent major infrastructure projects and the knowledge to be gained for other major infrastructure projects.

At Pinsent Masons LLP, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES.  6:00pm registration for 6:30 start.

To reserve a place for yourself or a guest please contact Tom Deighton by e-mail:  Tom.Deighton@pinsentmasons.com

For further details please click on the flyer.

23 Feb 2017

The KCCLA's pub quiz will take place on 23 February 2017, from 6.30 pm at Temple Bar 1 Milford Lane, Strand, London WC2R 3LL.  

This will be a quiz with construction elements and teams will be constructed on the night. A great opportunity to catch up with friends and test your construction knowledge.  For further details and registration please click on the flyer.

23 Nov 2016

On 23 November 2016 KCCLA will hold a wine tasting at the Humble Grape,  1 St Bride's Passage, London EC4Y 8EJ. The cost is £20 per person and places can registered with Jonathan Gold (jgold@sheridangold.co.uk).  Further details can be found in the flyer

13 Oct 2016

The dissertation evening for 2016 will take place on 13 October 2016, providing an opportunity to hear from the best dissertation authors of 2015 about how they did it and to ask them questions about their experience. This will take place from 6 pm at Temple Bar (First Floor Room), 1 Milford Lane, Strand, London WC2R 3LL. For details please clink on the flyer and to reserve a place please RSVP to awright@lawstep.co.uk

Grateful thanks go to Adam Beaumont, Alan Midgley, Michelle Wright and Nathan Cosh for passing on their experiences

18 May 2016

Lost Rivers of London

On 18 May 2016 we will be holding a guided walk exploring the lost rivers of central London.  Our guide is the author and historian, Paul Talling, whose books include Derelict London and London’s Lost Rivers.

The walk will be a tour of the lower part of the lost River Fleet’s course.  It starts of at an Art Nouveau Grade II listed pub that stands on the site of a Dominican Monastery (and later a theatre owned by Shakespeare).  The walk then takes in an outfall chamber into the Thames; the sites of the old prisons, bridges and wells that used to line the banks of the Fleet; the Holborn viaduct that spans the Fleet Valley; Smithfield Market; Hockley In-the-Hole, an ancient haunt of thieves and the site of bear baiting; and finishes up at the St Pancras Old Church where people once bathed in the adjacent Fleet. For further details and registration please see the flyer


6 May 2016

The King’s College London Centre of Construction Law will be holding a conference exploring how procurement and contracts have a direct impact on the success of BIM, and offering important guidance to clients, consultants, contractors and advisers trying to get the best out of their BIM - enabled projects. Conference delegates will also be provided with copies of the KCL Centre of Construction Law research report “Enabling BIM through Collaborative Procurement and Contracts”.

The conference will take place on Friday 6th May 2016 at 9.30 am at The Great Hall, King’s Building, Strand Campus followed by a drinks reception at 6pm in Chapters. For further details of the programme and registration, please click on the flyer.




5 May 2016

Great NEC Programme Debate

On 5 May 2016 we will be holding a joint seminar with the ICES South East region. The seminar will consider issues relating to the use of the programme under the NEC form of contract by looking at specific examples and the type of arguments that contractors and project managers are likely to raise.

Topics covered will include the latest accepted programme being out of date, retrospective or prospective assessment, mitigation/acceleration and the use of time risk allowances. At the end, there will be an opportunity for the issues, arguments and 'decision' to be discussed with the audience. This will be an interactive session, with the guests being able to give their views through the use of voting buttons.

14 Apr 2016

The KCCLA Sweet & Maxwell Eighteenth Annual Lecture will take place on 14 April 2016 and will highlight the most recent developments in construction law as detailed in the 13th Edition of Hudson concentrating on matters relating to causation and implied terms

Sir Robert Akenhead will act as Chairman for the evening. The speakers are both barristers from Atkin Chambers and general editors of the new edition of Hudson. Hudson is regarded by many construction practitioners as the leading reference on Construction Law. The new book, coming five years after the twelfth edition, has been brought up to date by an editorial panel comprising several leading practitioners at Atkin Chambers.

For further details and registration please see the flyer.

9 Mar 2016

On 9 March 2016 we will hold a talk about intellectual property right in construction, discussing different types of intellectual property, including what can be protected and how it is infringed.  

This will be illustrated by examples from the world of construction, including the ownership and transfer of copyright in drawings, brand identity, how to protect innovative engineering solutions, using either patents or registered designs, and how to avoid infringing intellectual property owned by other people.  It will then focus more closely on the issue of copyright in designs, including consideration of specific issues relating to granting licences and standard terms in consultant appointments.

The talk will take place on Wednesday 9 March 2016, at BLM's offices at Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BL and will be followed by a drinks reception. For further details please click on the flyer.


King's video series

In this video series produced by the Centre of Construction Law, the Centre will be looking at the impact that King’s research and new legal frameworks have had across the construction sector.

Major construction and engineering projects the world over face the challenge of bringing multiple consultants, contractors and specialists together to integrate their work, services and supplies. There are great opportunities not only to reduce disputes but also to improve economic and social value through new contract relationships that integrate team members and that embed learning from one project to another.

In response to these challenges, Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London consulted with over 120 organisations and developed the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract, the first multi-party contract of its kind in the field of construction. The first introductory video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_QBeg_7Pk . Other videos will be notified each month on David Mosey’s Linkedin and Twitter pages and will explore a range of FAC-1 projects