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Construction Roundtable: Using mediation to resolve your dispute

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Using mediation to resolve your construction dispute - why and how?

Date:    Tuesday 28 July 2015
Time:     8:30-10:30am (with refreshments from 8:15)
Venue: Friars House
  160 Blackfriars Road
  Southwark, London SE1 8EZ
CPD:     2 hours

This breakfast roundtable discussion will explore the encouragement parties are being given by the courts and the civil procedure rules to use mediation to resolve their dispute. We will also look at how a party should tackle preparing for a mediation.

We are delighted that the discussions will be led by Rosemary Jackson QC and Liz Repper, mediators at the leading construction set Keating Chambers.

The roundtable discussion will begin with a short introduction from Rosemary and Liz on recent developments in mediation and dos and don’ts and then move to case studies entitled:

•    “Use mediation to resolve my construction case? I’ll refuse!”
•    “Isn’t it too early to try mediation?”
•    “I’m preparing for the mediation in the same way I’d prepare for trial. Why not?”
•    “The case is a 250 item final account dispute – how do I prepare to mediate this?”
•    “It is a complex delay case – shall I bring my expert?”
•    “My mediation wasn’t successful – why?”


Past delegate testimonials

''It was good and informative. Small group-round table set-up is good as all get a chance to discuss and learn''
SGH Martineau LLP

''Very useful means of delivering technical updates and practical topics''
Addleshaw Goddard
Rosemary Jackson QC
Keating Chambers

Rosemary Jackson QC has been an accredited mediator since 2001 and has built up a first class reputation as a personable and user-friendly mediator of domestic and international commercial disputes of all types. She is featured as a Leading Silk for construction mediations by Legal 500, 2014 and listed in Band 2 (Mediation) by Chambers and Partners UK and UK Bar Guides 2015, having been ranked as a mediator since 2010.  Rosemary is listed for the fourth year running as one of the world’s leading Commercial Mediators in the International Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Mediators 2014.  She is also listed as a leading Barrister (mediation) in Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2015.

Whilst in practice at the Bar, Rosemary Jackson specialised in the field of construction, engineering, professional negligence and commercial/contract law, including advice and advocacy in relation to litigation and arbitration, adjudication and mediation, and contract drafting. She appeared as an advocate in Courts at all levels and before a wide range of adjudicators and arbitrators, as well as in appeals or challenges against arbitration decisions.
Liz Repper
Keating Chambers

Liz Repper has been a tenant at Keating Chambers since 2005. She is ranked in the Legal 500 2014 as a mediator and, since becoming accredited in 2010, has been appointed as sole mediator over 50 times. She has also been appointed as co-mediator and assistant mediator.

As mediator, Liz has helped parties successfully resolve a wide range of construction and property disputes, including multi-party disputes, final account disputes, neighbour and party wall cases, lease renewals and cases involving points of insurance and insolvency law.

Liz is a keen promoter of approaching mediation in a dynamic way and regularly speaks and writes on the subject. She is the author of the May 2015 Practical Law Note ‘Mediation of Construction Disputes’ and a regularly blogger on mediation for Practical Law Construction.

Since Easter 2014, Liz has only accepted appointments as mediator, adjudicator or other ADR professional. During her time as practising counsel, Liz was instructed in disputes of varying value about projects in the UK and abroad.