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Construction Roundtable - Liquidated Damages

Roundtable Workshop: Liquidated Damages at a Turning Point?

Date:    Wednesday 6 May 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 breakfast roundtable discussion will explore recent developments in the law relating to LADs.

The Supreme Court is about to consider these issues for the first time in a century in the appeal from the Court of Appeal decision in Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings BV & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 1539. There have also been a number of recent cases involving issues such as the validity of LADs following a variation of the contract. The discussion will look at these issues from the perspective both of a party seeking to challenge and a party seeking to uphold a provision for LADs.

The discussions will be led by Adrian Williamson QC and William Webb, barristers practising at Keating Chambers

The roundtable discussion will primarily consist of scenarios and case studies which will be discussed and explored, including:
  • The drafting of LADs clauses
  • How to challenge or uphold such a clause in litigation
  • What happens when the Contract is varied
  • LADs and notices/extensions of time

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

Please note: this workshop is now at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please click the 'Next' button and complete the registration form.
Adrian Williamson QC has practised at Keating Chambers since 1989, specialising in construction, engineering and technology disputes. He was appointed QC in 2002, a Recorder (Civil 2004 and Criminal 2009), and Deputy High Court Judge for TCC cases in 2010. He recently completed an MPhil, and PhD, at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Adrian is variously described as "Outstanding; he gets straight to the heart of any case and is a brilliant advocate”… "His turnaround times are excellent, and he has a relaxed, easy-going manner with the client"…"He provides advice to the highest order"..."Massively persuasive in his advocacy, and brutally efficient and effective in advising”.
Described in legal directories as a barrister who is “exceptionally smart” yet “presents everything in a very approachable way”, William Webb has a busy specialist practice in of all aspects of construction, engineering, energy and PFI disputes including claims relating to payment, defects, delay and disruption and professional negligence. William regularly appears in the Technology and Construction Court, where he has a wide experience of both trials and interim applications. William also has a broad international practice having been involved in arbitration claims relating to projects in the Middle East, Africa, Singapore and Russia. William has extensive experience in all aspects of adjudication having prepared submissions during the course of adjudications, acted in hearings, appeared in several reported cases involving the enforcement of adjudicator's awards and been involved in Part 8 Court proceedings seeking to challenge an adjudicator's jurisdiction during the course of an adjudication. He is also a TECBAR accredited adjudicator.