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Construction Law Summer School
Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2024
Downing CollegeCambridge, UK
Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2024|Downing College, Cambridge, UK

Construction Law Summer School

A unique event for professionals wishing to delve into all aspects of international construction law to ensure comprehensive and wide-ranging knowledge

All-inclusive residential event - learn in several different formats during the day… and then reinforce that learning & connect with your peers at the evening activities

The fundamental event for international construction law

The interactive 5-day residential Construction Law Summer School provides an understanding of all the key aspects of construction and engineering law, as well as an update on the legal changes affecting the industry.

Experts will discuss international initiatives, legal trends, contract forms, and standards in best practice.

Reviewing real cases from across the globe and practical examples, each day of the event will focus on particular topical issues to prepare you for future challenges in your everyday work.

The ideal event for people in a variety of different job roles including engineers, project managers, contractors and lawyers - anyone that would benefit from detailed and intensive guidance on all the key aspects of international construction and engineering law.

Those that attend the full week will also receive 30 CPD points upon completion.

Gain essential and comprehensive legal knowledge in just five days with this construction law course. 2023 attendees learned about:

Compare and Contrast Jurisdictions

  • Explore key jurisdictional differences across the globe
  • Dedicated day focused on international construction law
  • Gain insights on tackling differences in legal codes and practices
  • Learn the best negotiation practices for international projects
  • Explore key emerging markets and taking over across jurisdictions

Understand the Difference Between the Contract Forms to Gain an Advantage

  • Find out about the new FIDIC contracts
  • NEC4 is coming - what will this mean for you?
  • Discover how to negotiate EPC contracts
  • A look at FIDIC alternatives - are they viable?
  • Understand the issues surrounding terminations under FIDIC and differing legal codes
  • Experience an in-depth workshop on time & delay led by a globally recognised expert

An Authoritative Take on Dispute Resolution

  • Hear about hot-tubbing and the international possibilities within the modern Technology and Construction Court
  • Understand the contractual possibilities (and learn which one to choose)
  • Garner insight into the status and procedures of dispute boards
  • Discover alternative dispute resolution and what it means for your construction projects

Make Sure You Understand Procurement and Payment Options

  • Gain a firm understanding of international procurement regulation and best practices
  • Understand the differences between bonds, advance payment bonds, and guarantees
  • Master the key insurance law issues you need to know
  • Find out the key differences between Construction Acts around the world and how they affect your payments

Learning Mechanics for Everyone

  • Experience presentations designed to impart the knowledge you need using real-life examples
  • Get involved in hands-on workshops moderated by experts
  • Ask questions throughout and participate in debates
  • Use case studies to see what happened and what could have been done differently

Network with industry experts

  • Spend five days in historic Cambridge connecting with your peers from across the globe
  • Show off your knowledge at our traditional pub quiz night
  • Take part in Cambridge punting - admire some of the most famous colleges in the city
  • Step into the historic, candle-lit dining hall at Downing College for a formal gala dinner
  • Enjoy a walking tour around the city led by local guides

Pupil Barrister

Keating Chambers

Informative, insightful and highly rewarding. More than just a “crash course” in construction law.

Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2024
Downing College,
Cambridge, UK

Unique multi-format learning and networking experience

During the day, delegates will have an opportunity to learn in a variety of interactive formats – ensuring that each topic is fully understood and covered from multiple angles, with plenty of time for Q&As

The evenings are devoted to networking activities. Extra time that you can use to connect with the expert speakers and your peers, to reinforce your learning, exchange ideas, make lasting connections and let's not forget… to relax and enjoy your learning experience.

Plus! Get 30 CPD hours and a certificate on completion.

The event in a nutshell


presentations on the most important areas of construction law


top legal minds sharing their insights and expertise


years advancing international professionals through an in-depth and immersive 5 day course

David Aldridge

The ADR Experts Ltd

The Construction Law Summer School is an excellent event, with very experienced and well-regarded speakers. I have been involved for many years now, as a speaker, and always appreciate the excellent organisation by the team, and enjoy the social times over meals and in the evenings. I would recommend it to anyone.