Papers and Notes

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As published in the April 2019 issue of Construction Law, a short paper on our Adjudication v Litigation debate held in January

A short film summarising the Centre of Construction Law’s work on FAC-1: . 

Centre of Construction Law Conference, 6 June 2019, "Transnational Construction Arbitration and ADR in the 21st Century". See flyer for registration, booking fee and further details.  

For a series of videos looking at the impact that King’s research and new legal frameworks have had on construction, please watch an introduction at . Further videos will be notified on David Mosey’s Linkedin and Twitter pages and will explore a range of FAC-1 projects


The slides for the 21st Sweet & Maxwell talk 'Out with the old, in with the new: opportunities offered by changes to the FIDIC Form Contracts' by Simon Hughes QC and Jeremy Glover which took place on 13 June 2018 can be found here


The organ in the King’s College Chapel is to be rebuilt and renovated.
KCCLA will be supporting this project and hope that you or your firm might consider making a contribution.
If you would like to help please see the proposal

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On 11 May 2017, Professor John Uff CBE QC gave the 20th KCCLA Sweet & Maxwell lecture. A copy can be found here.   

On 1 March 2017, Simon Knight, Head of Petition Management at HS2, gave a talk on the role played by hybrid bills in recent major infrastructure projects and the knowledge to be gained for other projects. His slides can be found here

On 13th October 2016, the annual dissertation evening provided a most welcome opportunity for current students to get tips and advice on the work ahead from the best authors of 2015. Grateful thanks go to Adam Beaumont, Alan Midgley, Michelle Wright and Nathan Cosh for passing on their experiences

On 9 March 2016, Guy Lane, of BLM, and Jamie Muir Wood, of Hogarth Chambers, gave a talk about Intellectual property in construction. The talk covered different types of intellectual property, including what can be protected and how it is infringed.  

The seventeenth annual Sweet & Maxwell talk was presented by Paul Reed QC of Hardwicke Chambers on 28 April 2015. He spoke about risk, reforming construction insurance and the Insurance Act 2015 as well as on 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.

On 26 February 2015 Bill Grose, BSc(Eng) CEng FICE, gave a talk covering investigation processes, forensic examinations, causation, and lessons learned from incidents of failure in three significant tunnel projects  - Heathrow Express, Nicoll Highway Singapore, and Tesco Gerrard’s Cross. Please click here for a copy of his slides.

On 2 April 2014 Professor David Mosey gave his Inaugural Lecture as Director of the Centre of Construction Law - "Putting Builders into Prison and Getting Them Out: Legal Issues Arising on Construction Projects of the UK Ministry of Justice". The lecture can be watched through the following link: 

HS2: The hybrid Bill and its journey to Royal assent -PowerPoint slides from a Presentation to members of the KCCLA & CICES by Andy Taylor, Head of Public Affairs HS2, on 6 November, 2013

Northern line extension - PowerPoint slides from a Presentation to the Chartered Institute of Building by David Leboff, Transport for London project sponsor, on July 16, 2013.

'Construction joint ventures - anomaly or breakthrough?' - PowerPoint slides from the KCCLA and Sweet & Maxwell Fifteenth Annual Lecture, given by Dr David Mosey, (soon to be) Professor of Law and Director of the Centre of Construction Law at King's College, London, and Consultant to Trowers & Hamlins LLP, on April 25, 2013.

PowerPoint Slides (PPT: 748 KB)

A global forecast for the construction industry over the next decade to 2020 - a paper following a review of the ten year economic forecast of the global construction market, published by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics, given by Graham Robinson on 21 October 2010.

Paper (PDF: 913 KB)

NEC v JCT: mutual trust and co-operation v good faith and spirit of trust and respect? Blog following the KCCLA and Sweet & Maxwell Twelfth Annual Lecture on 20 April 2010.

'Crossrail to Delivery' - slides from a talk by Rob Holden on 25 February 2010.

'Why NEC when you can IChemE?' - slides from a talk by Gordon H Bateman on 21 January 2010.

PowerPoint Slides (PPT: 438 KB)

'JCT Contract in a Cold Climate' - slides and notes from two talks at a lecture on 18 February 2009.

'Maximising Success in EU Procurement Creating a balance for Public and Private Sectors' from a seminar on 12 June 2008

PowerPoint Slides (PPT: 3 MB)

Victoria Station Upgrade event, 20 May 2008.

'Professional Indemnity Insurance' Presentation slides from a seminar on 17 April 2008 at JLT.

PowerPoint Slides (PPT: 525 KB)

Documents from 'Planning Reform: A Future Without Planning Inquiries, S.106 Agreements – Or Lawyers?' - a presentation and panel discussion on 21 November 2007 on the Government’s current White Paper on Planning Reform and proposals for a planning gain supplement development tax.

Presentations from the 27 February 2007 joint ICE and King's College Construction Law Association Event: BUILDING A NUCLEAR FUTURE: BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS TO BUILDING THE NEW GENERATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN THE UK from Professor Gregg Butler of Manchester University, Robert Fookes of Francis Taylor Buildings, Roger Smith of EC Harris and Bill Bryce of the Nuclear Industry Association.

Professor Gregg Butler (PPT: 403 KB)
Robert Fookes (PPT: 4 MB)
Roger Smith (PPT: 1 MB)
Bill Bryce (PPT: 2 MB)

Narrative of Resolex Mock Mediation held At The IDRC on Tuesday 30 January 2007.

Full text (PDF: 38 KB)

Joint KCCLA, Simmons & Simmons and KPMG talk "PPP/PFI terminology unravelled (or An idiot's guide to the curious world of Public Private Partnerships)" by Richard Dyton and Nick Hopkins on 16 January 2007.

MSc students' visit to the Royal Courts of Justice (Technology and Construction Court) on 15 June 2006: accounts by Yiannis Vacanas and Trevor Sharpe

Yiannis Vacanas (PDF: 13 KB)
Trevor Sharpe (PDF: 12 KB)

Chairman's Report, 2005-06

Full text (PDF: 16 KB)

Sweet & Maxwell Eighth KCCLA Annual Lecture, 24 November 2005: "Is single point design responsibility under JCT 2005 illusory?" by Professor Peter Hibberd.

Full text (PDF: 172 KB)

Sweet & Maxwell Seventh KCCLA Annual Lecture, 25 November 2004:
"What I should like to do to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996" by Jeremy Glover.

Full text (PDF: 213 KB)

Sweet & Maxwell Sixth KCCLA Annual Lecture, 27 November 2003:
"Partnering and PPP A Way Forward?" by Sally Roe and Jane Jenkins.

Full text (PDF: 215 KB)