Over the course of this webinar Mark London, Michael Wharfe, and guest speakers Andrew Mellor of PRP, and Bart Kavanagh of HKA will consider the impact of the Fire Safety Act 2021, recent Government Guidance and PAS9980. They will look at steps building owners should be taking now to risk assess their stock (including external wall and fire door fire risk assessments) and to identify which buildings should be prioritised for assessment and remediation. They will consider the methodologies for doing this and how practically this can be planned and implemented.
About the Speakers:
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.
Michael is a specialist in commercial disputes and arbitrations, often with an international element. He has particular experience in professional indemnity and public liability insurance, acting for both underwriters and insureds on policy coverage, subrogated claims, and for insureds resisting claims against them.
Andrew has particular experience in large scale regeneration, residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. He leads PRP’s Development Consultancy and its Research team, and he is also responsible for the sustainability performance of the practice.
Bart Kavanagh is a Chartered Architect and barrister (non-practising) with over 40 years of construction industry experience. He has been appointed as a technical expert on more than 100 occasions.