The Building and Fire Safety Toolkit – an Expert Led Panel
Wednesday 20th, July 2022
13:30 - 18:00
1 Moorgate Pl, London, EC2R 6EA

The Building and Fire Safety Toolkit – an Expert Led Panel

The Building and Fire Safety Toolkit – an Expert Led Panel

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On 28 June, a number of significant changes introduced by the Building Safety Act 2022 came into force. We will consider these changes alongside the impact they will have on building owners, landlords and developers. We will also consider the impact of the Fire Safety Act 2021, PAS9980 and the Government’s Fire Risk Assessment Prioritisation Tool. The seminar will be led by Mark London, along with a host of guest speakers including Steve Cooper of Hollis Global, Gerard McLean of Expert Architect Limited and Noel Pells of PRP.

Topics covered in this seminar:

  • The Building Safety Act 2022 and Fire Safety Act 2021;
  • Typical external wall and compartmentation defects – what to look out for?
  • Triaging building stock;
  • Undertaking an assessment of risk of external walls for the purposes of the Fire safety Act- PAS9980 what it is and what it isn’t – when to use it and what to expect of it?
  • Leaseholder protection on building safety costs- what leaseholders are afforded protection and what protections are in place for cladding and non-cladding costs? When are leaseholders liable to pay for building safety measures and works?
  • Defective Premises Act 1972- recent developments;
  • Building Liability Orders, Building Remediation Orders and Remediation Contribution Orders.
  • Required amendments to construction contracts in wake of legislative developments.

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About the speakers:

Mark London, Partner, Devonshires

Mark is the Head of the Construction, Technology and Procurement Team at Devonshires and advises on all aspects of construction law with a particular emphasis on contentious work. Mark has a wide client base and he regularly acts for public bodies, housing developers, Local Authorities and contractors throughout the United Kingdom.

Matthew Cocklin, Partner, Devonshires

Matthew acts for all groups in the domestic and international construction industry including developers, housing associations, public bodies, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals.  He represents parties in mediation, adjudication, arbitration, expert determination and litigation proceedings and has experience of acting as advocate at meetings before adjudicators.

Karen Morean, Partner, Devonshires

Karen is a Partner in our Construction team specialising in contentious construction matters.  Karen has advised on disputes under all major forms of construction contracts including JCT, RIBA, NEC, FIDIC and ACA Term Partnering contracts.  Karen has experience of mediation, arbitration (domestic and international), high court litigation, adjudication as well as expert determination.

Sasha Pirbhai, Solicitor, Devonshires

Sasha specialises in non-contentious construction law, advising on high-value transactional matters often in the hotels, leisure, and student accommodation sectors, acting for developers, funders and Registered Providers. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating a wide range of standard form and bespoke documentation including building contracts, consultant appointments, performance bonds and parent company guarantees.

Lee Russell, Partner, Devonshires

Lee advises on all aspects of housing management and property litigation, regularly advising private organisations, land owners, developers, investors, charities, local authorities and some of the largest providers of social housing in the United Kingdom.

Will O’Brien, Solicitor, Devonshires

William specialises in the resolution of disputes and the conduct of civil litigation. He joined the Construction, Engineering & Procurement department in July 2020 having trained at the firm and qualifying into its Litigation & Dispute Resolution department.

Gerard McLean, Architect, Expert Architect Limited

Gerrard is an architect with more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, in the U.K. and internationally, and has worked on further projects elsewhere.

Steve Cooper, Chartered Fire Engineer, Hollis

Chartered Fire Engineer and Expert Witness with over 30 years’ experience and a rare mix of practical, design and consultancy expertise.

Noel Pells, Associate Director, PRP

Noel’s experience working within the residential sector for the last 10 years specialising in major projects and high risk residential buildings (HRRBs) for the last eight years has meant that since joining PRP he has been able to integrate himself within the team.

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