[WEBINAR REPLAY Commercial Risks and How to Manage Them: Basic Contractual Risk Mitigation

This webinar took place on 27th Jan 2021 11:00
Duration: 1hr 45mins

Basic Contractual Risk Mitigation is part one in the Commercial Risks and How to Manage Them webinar series from the AGS.

This event, Chaired by Jo Strange, will provide delegates with an introduction of the guidance and advice provided by the Loss Prevention Working Group, with particular attention being given to recent developments in the field with a focus on contractual risk mitigation

Confirmed speakers for this session include Dr Russell Jones, (Director, Golder Associates) who will be presenting on The Battle of The Forms, Hugh Mallett, (Technical Director, Buro Happold) who’s presentation will focus on The Importance of Definitions When Agreeing Scope and Objectives and Charles Hayward, (Associate Director, Griffths & Armour) who will be providing advice on how to avoid professional indemnity claims.

This webinar series will provides in depth and practical advice on some particular aspects of contractual risk and how to avoid the pitfalls and better manage your potential liabilities. The two events are useful for all Practitioners, particularly those engaged in agreeing contractual arrangements, but also for younger members who are approaching Chartership.

Attending delegates will be encouraged to raise any issues they may have which would benefit from future attention or advice from the Group.

Please note that both webinars in the Commercial Risks and How to Manage Them series are available at a reduced, bundle rate. Members of the AGS may purchase both webinars for £45 (or £25 for one) and Non-Members can purchase both webinars for £55 (or £30 for one). Prices exclude VAT. To access the bundle rate, please click here.

If you are an AGS member, please select your AGS member company at the checkout to obtain the member rate.


The Battle of the Forms

Presented by Dr Russell Jones, Principal / Senior Legal Consultant, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, Golder Associates

The presentation will discuss the issues that arise when businesses attempt to make contracts using communications that incorporate competing standard terms and conditions. It will describe the basic requirements for contract formation, the circumstances and possible outcome when “the battle of the forms” arises, and provide guidance on winning the battle.


The Importance of Definitions When Agreeing Scope and Objectives

Presented by Hugh Mallett, Technical Director, BuroHappold Engineering

A common area of dispute arises from disagreement between the Client and the Ground Engineering specialist about the fundamental aims and objectives of investigations and the resulting reports.  This presentation, by reference to real life case histories, provides examples from such disputes, illustrates the scale of the potential liabilities (both time and money) and makes recommendations to avoid such difficulties in the future.


Getting it Right…………and What Happens When You Don’t

Presented by Charles Hayward, Associate Director, Griffiths & Armour

This presentation from Charles Hayward will provide some advice on how to avoid professional indemnity claims.



Jo Strange, MEng, CEng, CEnv, FICE, FWES, MIEnvSci, SiLC, ICE Health and Safety Register (Advanced)
Technical Director, CGL

Jo is a chartered civil engineer and environmentalist with over thirty years of experience in civil and environmental engineering. She is involved in the planning, management, design, specification, implementation and interpretation of site investigations/ assessments and remediation for a wide variety of ‘brown field’ projects, including risk assessment and negotiating with and for Regulators and managing the commercial elements of projects.  She has wide experience of solving problems associated with development on/near landfills and dealing with waste issues, and is a registered QP with CL:AIRE and has acted as an Expert Witness.

Dr Russell Jones
Principal / Senior Legal Consultant, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, Golder Associates

Russell is a chartered civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience in engineering consultancy.  He is a director of Golder Associates (UK) Ltd. and provides contracts and legal support for Golder’s 25 operating companies in its Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa Division. He holds an MSc and PhD in geotechnical engineering, an MA in arbitration and dispute resolution, a graduate law degree from Nottingham Law School, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Hugh Mallet
Technical Director, Buro Happold

Hugh Mallett is a Chartered Geologist and registered SiLC with over 40 years professional experience including 25 years on contaminated land. Hugh is a Technical Director at Buro Happold and has been involved with the AGS since the early 1990s as a member and then chair of the contaminated land working group.  Hugh was AGS Chairman for the two years in the early 2000s and has been the leader of the Loss Prevention Working Group since 2014.

Charles Hayward
Associate Director, Griffiths & Armour

Charles has spent over 25 years working in Griffiths & Armour’s specialist Professional Indemnity Claims unit in Liverpool.  Through that time he has gained extensive experience of claims against professions – chiefly engineers, architects, surveyors and solicitors, both UK and worldwide. He has also worked with a number of trade bodies on Risk Management projects and is a regular speaker to professional groups on claims issues.

Price: £36.00
AGS Member: £30.00
inc. VAT

Price: £36.00
AGS Member: £30.00
inc. VAT