Senior national figures in construction are being brought together by a leading law firm in the Midlands to put forward their ideas on improving payment practices in the industry.
Professor Rudi Klein, chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group and a prominent campaigner for improvements to payment performance in construction, will share his views on the hot industry topic which is being reviewed by government.
He will be joined by barrister and arbitrator Tony Bingham, construction contract consultant Michael Rowlinson and arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator John Riches on the expert panel event being organised by Wright Hassall on Friday, December 15.
The Construction LawBytes seminar is taking place as the government consults on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts with a view to improving payment practices, which particularly impact on small and owner-managed businesses.
Mike Hiscock, construction partner at Wright Hassall, which was recently awarded Regional Law Firm of the Year, said the event was a rare opportunity for anyone working in construction to hear directly from, and share their views with, industry influencers.
He said: “The seminar is extremely timely as we are bringing together four leading figures in construction to talk specifically about their ideas for freeing up payments within the industry and making it more financially efficient.
“In our experience, some payment delays are due to people not understanding the system and not following the right procedures, and it is causing difficulties at all levels from multinationals to SMEs who have to fight hard for income which is their lifeline.”
The event, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, will be held at the Wright Hassall offices in Leamington Spa.