Future events

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.  


Future events

Planned for early 2018:

  • Debate
  • Seminar
  • Social event - Walk guided by Jonathan Gold

Past events

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.

3 February 2016

KCCLA Wine Tasting

The KCCLA's annual wine tasting will take place from 18.30, Wednesday 3 February 2016 At the offices of Clyde & Co, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR.

As always, this is a great opportunity to meet past and present students, catch up with old friends or invite a guest. Please click on the attached flyer for further details and how to register. 


21 Sep 2015

NEC defined and disallowed cost

We are holding a joint seminar with the ICES South East region on 21 September 2015. The seminar will consider issues relating to defined and disallowed costs 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 recovery of `time related’ and other costs incurred after the Completion Date, cost of Defects before Completion, recovery in various factual scenarios under the Schedules of Cost Components and of sums paid to subcontractors by way of commercial compromise.

The seminar will take place at Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES. Registration is from 6.00 pm with a 6.30 pm start.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Serena Ronan at sronan@cices.org.

18 Jun 2015

The KCCLA AGM, to be followed by the annual drinks reception and curry dinner, will take place on Thursday 18 June 2015.

The drinks reception will be held in the Ante Room as from 7.00 pm with dinner at 7.30. For details of the AGM please click on Notice and Accounts and for details of the dinner please click on the invitation.   To reserve a place please RSVP to awright@lawstep.co.uk


4 Jun 2015

The new 2015 CDM Regulations

On 4 June 2015 Dominic Searle of Robinson Low Francis LLP discussed the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015 and what the changes mean.

28 April 2015

The seventeenth annual Sweet & Maxwell talk will be presented by Paul Reed QC of Hardwicke Chambers on 28 April 2015.

Paul will speak on risk, reforming construction insurance and the Insurance Act 2015 and will review the introduction of Integrated Project Insurance (IPI), the possibility for phasing out Professional Indemnity (PI) and Construction All Risks Insurance (CAR) and amendment to the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010. Paul will also consider the need to reform Market Defects Wordings, including DE and LEG wording.

Further details can be found in the flyer and please RSVP to awright@lawstep.co.uk






17 Apr 2015

Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry


On 17 April 2015 the Centre will hold a conference covering issues related to dispute resolution clauses, the role of expert witnesses, investments arbitration and DABs. Speakers will include the Right Honourable Lord Hope of Craighead, Sir Vivian Ramsey, Professor John Uff QC and Professor Phillip Capper.


The conference is being held jointly with the ICC, SCL and the CIArb. Please note that KCCLA members are able to book at the reduced rate (please make a note when booking).  For the full programme and registration details, please click on the flyer.