Program Chairs

Jason Annibale

Partner, McMillan LLP

Meera Wagman

Managing Director, Secretariat International

Geza Banfai

Counsel, McMillan LLP

Delays lurk on every job you do and, if improperly managed, they risk your project’s financial ruin.

With ongoing supply chain and labour disruptions, project delays and claims are growing in number, scope and complexity, which can lead to burdensome costs and reputational damage. Top up your professional knowledge and skills with the latest legal risk management tools and tactics to better protect yourself and to help keep your project claim-free.

Targeting experienced legal and industry professionals, this annual event will provide you with the latest and best-available information and strategies for dealing with key delay and impact claims risks and challenges, as well as practical guidance for bringing or defending claims in an increasingly ‘defensive’ market environment.

Using real-world examples, a faculty of legal and technical experts will guide you through how to navigate the shifting latest developments impacting the legal and technical landscape associated with delay and impact claims, and decision makers will share their insights and top tips for how to succeed when your matter is being adjudicated, with important distinctions for those who are bringing a claim or those who are defending one.

Don’t miss the live, facilitated workshop (optional).

Led by legal and technical experts, you will put into practice what you learned during the program and gain hands-on experience working through some common challenges arising in a delay claim fact scenario.  Workshop space is strictly limited.

Can’t Make the Date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

What’s new and what’s important for 2024? How and why managing delays and claims has become more ‘defensive’ in the context of legal developments and continued market uncertainty

“You want it when?” An owner, general contractor, subcontractor and designer come together to share lessons learned and their top tips on ‘getting real’ with an unrealistic schedule

Why owners and the courts are getting so particular about notice for 2024 – including late notice, improper notice or no notice at all, and how to provide notice and preserve the relationship

Tactics for dealing with claims and defences in 2024 from the perspectives of owners, contractors and subcontractors – including the technical requirements, what you need to prove, typical defences, and identifying strengths and weaknesses in methodology

Proven proactive risk management strategies for contractors and subcontractors for preparing their cases/claims, including how they are similar and how they are distinct, and how to avoid emerging missteps

Troubleshooting challenges when working with third-party experts in 2024, including selecting and managing the experts and any conflicts of interest, dealing with emerging ethical issues, and how to ensure your expert – and their report – adds value to the client

How to succeed when your delay claim is being adjudicated from decision-makers themselves, including a judge, an arbitrator, and a mediator – including their insights on how to ‘tell your delay story,’ and their recommended do’s and don’ts to select and present expert evidence’ to add value and credibility to your client’s case

Overview of the legal context, how to work with experts and how the different methods of delay analysis operate, as well as the relative advantages and disadvantages of each, and when you need to retain a specialist to calculate loss

Working Through Key and Emerging Delay Claims Challenges for 2024 – Facilitated Workshop (Optional)

Do not miss the rare opportunity to put into practice key delay and impact claims concepts and principles by working through key and emerging challenges arising in a unique delay claim fact scenario for 2024. You will get real-time guidance, support and troubleshooting tips from expert facilitators on how to develop and maintain effective documentation, identify and overcome schedule analysis sticking points such as overlapping red lines and various costs, establish straightforward graphs to help bridge information gaps in the absence of a formal schedule analysis, and to develop a risk management and key stakeholder framework (to as a template).

Plus! Registration for the program or workshop includes three primer modules covering core concepts and principles: 

The Legal Context & Key Principles Surrounding Delay Claims (52 mins, on demand, recorded in 2021)
Working with Experts in Delay Claims: What You Need to Know (48 mins, on demand, recorded in 2021)
Overview of the Different Methods for Calculating Delay and Impact Losses (~ 60 mins, available on demand by March 25, 2024)

Who Should Attend

Construction lawyers, in-house counsel and legal advisors

Project managers

Contract manager and administrators

Owners and developers

Government, municipal and regulatory professionals

Builders and construction professionals

Engineers, Certified Engineering Technicians/Technologists (CET) or Consulting Engineers (CE)

Procurement professionals

Consultants

Faculty

Program Chairs

Jason Annibale

Partner, McMillan LLP

Meera Wagman

Managing Director, Secretariat International

Program Advisor

Geza Banfai

Counsel, McMillan LLP

Instructors

Program Agenda

Chairs’ Welcome and Industry Overview (9:00 a.m ET)

Wrap‑up and Open Discussion (4:45 p.m. ET)

Register

May 9, 2024

Registration includes: access to the online replay and online primers

$795 + TAX

Time

May 9, 2024
9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

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CPD and Accreditation

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CPD Hours
Format
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Substantive (Online Modules)1h 30m
Total (Online Modules)1h 30m
Substantive (Program)5h 45m
Professionalism (Program)1h
Total (Program)6h 45m
Substantive (Workshop)4h
Total (Workshop)4h
Substantive (Online Modules)1h 30m
Total (Online Modules)1h 30m
Substantive (Program)5h 45m
Professionalism (Program)1h
Total (Program)6h 45m
Gold Seal Certification1 credit
Gold Seal Certification1 credit
LawPRO Risk Management CreditYes
LawPRO Risk Management CreditYes

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