Qatar CPD on Claims Preparation: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls -18 March 2019

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RICS is delighted to invite you to a CPD event run on Claims Preparation: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls which will be held on the 18 March 2019, at W Doha Hotel, Doha Qatar

Summary of the Topic: This presentation considers the nature of construction claims from a Quantum and Delay Perspective and considers how best to prepare and defend them in practice.

Learning outcome: Attendees will have a better appreciation of the root causes of construction claims, as well as a better understanding of how best to prepare and defend construction claims.

Chris Lawrence MRICS, Senior Direct of Ankura    
Sean Allen, Director of Ankura
Paul Gregg, Senior Associate of Ankura

About the Speakers

Chris Lawrence is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) with twenty-five years’ experience working for major consultancies. Chris has worked on major projects across all construction sectors, particularly oil and gas, nuclear, conventional and hydroelectric power plants, pipelines, major infrastructure projects including rail, highways and tunnels and major commercial and residential buildings including high rise. Since 2004, Chris has specialized in dispute resolution, acting as both the Quantum Expert Witness and assisting other Quantum Experts. He has worked on disputes in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

Sean Allen is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). Sean also has an MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution from Kings College, London. During his career Sean has worked for a major international contractor and professional consultancy firm where he was responsible for managing projects from conception to completion. Sean has worked on a variety of large-scale construction projects including airports, commercial buildings, high rise residential buildings and the London 2012 Olympic Games. More recently Sean has been involved with large-scale arbitrations, providing robust quantum analysis in assistance to the Quantum Experts, including attending hearings, where he has also given evidence to clarify matters in an expert witness-conferencing situation under an ICC Arbitration.

Paul Gregg is a degree-qualified Civil Engineer with a postgraduate master’s degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution through Leeds Beckett University. He is also an Incorporated member of CIOB, Treasurer of the AACE and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Paul has wide array of experience across the Middle East Region and in the United Kingdom where he has worked on projects across many construction sectors. More recently Paul has been involved with large scale arbitrations, providing robust delay analysis in assistance to appointed delay experts

W Doha Hotel
West Bay, Zone 61, P.O. box 19573,
Street 831, Building 262,
Doha, Qatar

1800 to 1830                 – Coffee, networking & registration
1830 to 1835                 – Introduction of the speaker and RICS updates
1835 to 1930                 – Speaker Presentation
1930 to 2000                 – Q&A

Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer acceptable for CPD events.

Please note: We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made

The presentation will start promptly at 1830. If you have not checked in by this time (1830), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.

All practising RICS members are required to record at least 20 hours of CPD (including a minimum of 10 hours of formal CPD) completed each year. It has come to our attention that certain RICS members in this region have declared as complete CPD events that they have booked but not attended.  
Please note that we maintain attendance registers at RICS training and CPD events. We will also be carrying out extra checks on CPD records and, where dishonest recording is identified, the matter will be brought to the attention of the RICS regulation team and may result in RICS pursuing disciplinary action.

March 18 2019


Date: March 18
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 60AED
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W Hotel Doha

West Bay Zone 61, Street 831 Building 262, Doha, Qatar


+974 4453 5000


Phone: +971 4 375 5807