Construction claims: A ‘disruptive’ pandemic?

On Demand Webinar

As the pandemic persists across the world, its disruptive effect on people’s lives and on construction projects is still being felt and that looks likely to be the case for some time to come.

This webinar reviews the legal requirements for establishing a claim for disruption (including the manner in which courts and tribunals approach the assessment of such claims), as well as a critical consideration of the various methods of analysis to quantify disruption and to seek to demonstrate causation.  

The webinar also reviews some of the common errors made in the pursuit of disruption claims and offers practical tips and methods for preparing and pursuing disruption claims so as to avoid those errors.


Geoff Bewsey, Partner & Delay Expert, HKA

Geoff Bewsey is a civil engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, working in design, contracting and consulting. He has been appointed as delay expert, regarding project planning and disruption matters, on more than 35 occasions. Geoff is a widely-experienced expert witness in the fields of disruption and delay. He applies sound planning principles to evaluate and report on issues of productivity and extension of time. Geoff has been cross-examined at arbitration in six hearings and has given concurrent evidence (hot-tubbing) during two of these disputes. He has also acted as expert assistant on numerous international disputes.

Geoff Bewsey has established a reputation as a “highly intelligent and intuitive” expert with vast experience in disruption claims and delay analysis.WWL Thought Leaders – Construction Experts 2020

James Morris, Partner, Mayer Brown

James Morris is a partner in the Construction & Engineering and International Arbitration practices of the London office of Mayer Brown. His practice includes a wide range of dispute resolution, advising employers, contractors, consultants and insurers in relation to all forms of construction related disputes and EU public procurement. He regularly advises on complicated technical disputes, including claims concerning defective design and workmanship, programming, delay, disruption and quantum, which arise out of the major forms of construction and engineering contracts. He is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in complex multi-party litigation in the High Court (Technology and Construction Court), mediations, adjudications and arbitrations (both domestic and international).

James has represented clients in a number of different jurisdictions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  James also has experience of dealing with complex insurance issues and regularly advises insurers on professional indemnity cases.

He is named a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500 and ranked as “Up and Coming” by Chambers 2021.

“He provides sound advice and has an amazing work ethic.” “He is a thorough and pragmatic lawyer.” “His advice is immediate yet considered, articulate and sensible, due to his instinctive judgement.” – Chambers UK 2021

Event Details
Date & Time
9 December 2020 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Event Details
Date & Time
9 December 2020 11:00 - 12:00 GST

This webinar/podcast presents the views, thoughts or opinions of the speakers and not necessarily those of HKA. Whilst we take every care to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of issue, the content is not intended to deal with all aspects of the subject referred to, should not be relied upon and does not constitute advice of any kind. This webinar/podcast is protected by copyright © 2024 HKA Global Ltd.


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