[webinar series] Commercial Risks and How to Manage Them: Limiting Particular Liabilities

3rd Feb 2021 11:00
Duration: 1hr 45mins

Limiting Particular Liabilities is part two 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 limiting liabilities.

Confirmed speakers to date include Zita Mansi, (Senior Associate, Beale & Company) who will be presenting on Reliance, Collateral Warranties and Limiting Liability, Rachel Griffiths, (Contracts Manager, Fugro) who’s presentation will be focused on Fitness for Purpose or Reasonable Skill and Care and Joe Jackson (soon to be Managing Director at Jackson Remediation) who’s presentation will look at Beyond ‘Lump Sum’ Remediation.

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 webinar 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.

 

Presentations

Collateral Warranties, Reliance and Limiting Liability

Presented by Zita Mansi, Senior Associate, Beale & Company

With the aim of providing practical guidance to assist in your contractual negotiations with clients and third parties, this presentation will examine the significance of Collateral Warranties, “letters of reliance” and the assignment of reports.  We will look at the liabilities they can create and the various ways in which you can limit your exposure to risk.

 

Standard of Care in Contracts: Reasonable Skill and Care or Fitness for Purpose?

Presented by Rachel Griffiths, Contracts Manager, Fugro

Rachel Griffiths looks at the standards of care which may appear in consultancy and construction contracts in the geotechnical industry, and which ones should apply in various circumstances. The presentation identifies the pitfalls for geotechnical specialists of entering into contracts with “fitness for purpose” or other absolute obligations.

 

Beyond ‘Lump Sum’ Remediation

Presented by Joe Jackson, Managing Director, Jackson Remediation

This presentation will look at historical contractual arrangements and how they have evolved, identifying the pitfalls and opportunities presented.  The focus will be on how emerging methods of contractual engagement (Early Contractor Involvement, Pre-Contract Service Agreements) and priced Risk (and Opportunity) registers can enable transparent and equitable risk sharing even of the most abstract or technical issues.

Speakers

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.

Zita Mansi
Senior Associate, Beale & Company

Zita has specialised in environmental and construction professional indemnity law since May 2002.  Her environmental practice includes defence of claims against construction consultants arising out of contaminated land issues and defending claims in negligence, public or private nuisance for losses attributable to environmental factors.  Zita’s construction practice focuses on the defence of claims against construction consultants and bringing claims for contribution and counterclaims for fees where necessary. She is responsible for the day-to-day conduct of litigated and non-litigated disputes and frequently acts in multi-party disputes in the TCC, in mediations and other forms of ADR. She also acts in regulatory matters in a construction context, advising clients in response to EA and HSE investigations and defending prosecutions.

Rachel Griffiths
Contracts Manager, Fugro

Rachel Griffiths is a chartered civil engineer, with a law degree and masters in oil and gas law who, following an early career in ports engineering, has specialised in the contracts and legal aspects of consultancy, construction and ground investigation projects for the past twenty years. She currently heads Fugro’s contracts team in Wallingford, responsible for contract review, negotiation and dispute management on Fugro’s portfolio of marine and land contracts.

Joe Jackson
Managing Director, Jackson Remediation

Joe has over 20 years experience in Contaminated Land – having worked as both  consultant and a contractor.  He recently established Jackson Remediation after 7 years at Keltbray where he built the Remediation division to be one of the largest in the UK.  Joe is passionate about transparency of risk!

AGS Members: £30
Non-members: £36.00
inc. VAT

AGS Members: £30
Non-members: £36.00
inc. VAT