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Construction Roundtable - Adjudication Appointment Tactics

Roundtable Workshop: Adjudication Appointment Tactics - The do's and don'ts following recent case law

Date:    Thursday 26 February 2015
8:30-10:30am (with refreshments from 8:15)
Venue: Practical Law, Friars House
             160 Blackfriars Road 
             Southwark, London SE1 8EZ

CPD:     2 hours

This 2 hour practical workshop will explore the various tactics that referring parties use when seeking to obtain adjudication appointments. It will look at the issues from the perspectives of both the referring party and the responding party.

The roundtable will be led by the legal team involved with one of the most important adjudication cases of 2014 - Eurocom Ltd v Siemens Plc [2014] EWHC 3710 (TCC) - in which
 Ramsey J held that there was a "strong prima facie" case that the referring party's representative made a fraudulent misrepresentation when it applied to RICS for an adjudicator to be nominated. This invalidated the adjudicator's appointment, which meant he lacked jurisdiction to reach a decision.

The legal team consisted of Fionnuala McCredie QC and Paul Bury, barristers practising at Keating Chambers, who were instructed by Suber Akther, solicitor-advocate and in-house litigation lawyer at Siemens Plc.

We are delighted that the three of them have agreed to share their collective experiences.

Using scenarios and case studies, they will explore:
  • The tactics the referring party may use to obtain an adjudication appointment
  • The considerations for a responding party when it has concerns about the nomination process
  • The position of adjudicator nominating bodies
  • Enforcement hearings and the case-law on nomination of an adjudicator

This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals, and to receive practical guidance and work through the challenges and issues that you're all facing.

You can attend the roundtable workshop for just £129 + VAT 
(or £99 + VAT if you have a subscription to Learn, Develop, Connect – Practical Law’s online learning solution at
  Fionnuala McCredie QC is a barrister practising from Keating Chambers. She was called to the Bar in 1992 and took silk in 2013. Fionnuala specialises in construction, engineering, procurement, energy, environment, professional negligence and insurance disputes.

Fionnuala’s practice covers a wide range of advocacy, advisory and drafting work for domestic and international clients. Her advocacy expertise has led her to regularly act for clients in the High Court, especially the Technology and Construction Court, as well as the Court of Appeal.  She also appears in adjudications, arbitrations, mediation and other tribunals.

Fionnuala was leading counsel in Eurocom Ltd v Siemens Plc [2014] EWHC 3710 (TCC).

Paul Bury is a junior barrister practising from Keating Chambers. Called in 2008, Paul takes instructions in a broad range of domestic and international commercial construction, professional negligence, infrastructure projects, energy, and regulatory law, including public procurement.

Paul has acted and advised in cases ranging from highly complex and high-value international arbitration and Court proceedings, including two recent and lengthy trials in the High Court (TCC), to commercial claims in the County Courts.  Paul also regularly acts in adjudications.

Having previously worked for a leading international law firm in Brussels on complex regulatory issues involving blue-chip international companies, Paul is adept at taking a commercial approach to legal issues and dispute resolution. 

Paul was part of the team supporting Fionnuala and Siemens in Eurocom Ltd v Siemens Plc [2014] EWHC 3710 (TCC).

Suber Akther is a solicitor-advocate with over 15 years' experience of legal practice and extensive commercial experience, having worked in three leading private practice law firms of different size and specialisms.  

For the last 9 years, Suber has been working in-house in at Siemens, advising a variety of Siemens' businesses across various sectors and industries. His main role is focused upon the management and conduct of disputes, including litigation, arbitration and various forms of ADR

Suber instructed Keating Chambers to act for Siemens in Eurocom Ltd v Siemens Plc [2014] EWHC 3710 (TCC).

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