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Understanding Contract Law

on Thursday, 11 July 2019.

Kai von Pahlen, an Associate in our Construction & Engineering team, has launched a series of workshops to help construction professionals gain a better understanding of contract law.

In some cases, professionals can also achieve a prestigious certificate from a leading professional body.

Kai frequently works together with construction professionals and has been serving as a Specialist Practice Consultant for the RIBA, providing its members with legal guidance on construction contracts. Kai is building on this experience by running workshops to cover contract law issues that construction professionals are likely to encounter in their jobs.

Kai's first workshop took place at VWV's Bristol office  on Monday 8 July in collaboration with the Association for Project Management (APM). We quickly received positive feedback from APM members, such as from Craig Merrett (Project Manager), who said the workshop was "an excellent introduction into Contract Law" and "a really good foundation of knowledge from which I can build on".

Steve Eastment (Senior Project Manager) added that: "The content and the delivery was perfect for the audience. I would strongly recommend attending one of these workshops - not just for anyone in Project Management but for everyone, as the information provided will 100% enhance your day- to-day understanding of contracts".

Kai followed this up with a second workshop only two days later, this time in London, receiving very positive feedback again. Further workshops are being scheduled, both in Bristol and London. We are also considering other locations.

In addition, Kai has been authorised to teach an Approved Course for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The course will be designed to help construction professionals achieve the ICE Certificate in Law and Contract Management (CLCM), which is a prerequisite for inclusion on the ICE Registers of Arbitrators, Adjudicators, Conciliators and Construction Mediators. The course will be taught at our Bristol office over 5 days (3-4 and 17-19 March 2020) and the delegates will then be given the option to sit the ICE's examinations in June 2020.

If you are interested in attending any of Kai's courses, please contact him at kvonpahlen@vwv.co.uk or 0117 314 5677, or by completing the form below.


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