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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
5.00-6.30pm | GMT +8
WEBINAR: Planning Your Way to Minimise the Risk of a Construction Dispute

About this Webinar

Good planning and programming practices significantly reduce the risk of disputes developing on construction projects.

In this session, the speakers will discuss best planning practices and common pitfalls for employers and contractors in all project phases, from the initiation and planning stages to execution and completion. The talk will touch upon oft-encountered issues such as the development and maintenance of proper records including accurate baseline and update programmes, best practices on using programmes to track and monitor risk areas within a project, frequently encountered contractual requirements on programming, and many more topics.

This talk is particularly relevant to contractors, subcontractors and employers as it seeks to explore ways in which good planning practices can reduce the risk of major disputes occurring.

Webinar Programme

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

5.00 - 5.05pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Mr. Trevor Lam – Director-Asia, TBH; Vice-Chair, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

5.05 - 6.15pm

Planning Your Way to Minimise the Risk of a Construction Dispute

Ms. Joanna Seetoh – Partner, Harry Elias Partnership LLP; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Mr. Ashley Thompson – Manager, Accuracy Singapore

Mr. Samuel Widdowson – Partner, Accuracy Singapore; Treasurer; Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

6.15 – 6.30pm

Q&A Session Moderated by Chairperson

About the Speakers:
Ms. Joanna Seetoh – Partner, Harry Elias Partnership LLP; Council Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Joanna is a Partner in the Construction and Engineering team of Harry Elias Partnership LLP. She has 15 years of experience in commercial arbitration, litigation, and advisory work primarily in the construction and infrastructure sector, and is amongst the inaugural batch of practitioners recognized as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law. She is also accredited as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Joanna frequently advises on large-scale infrastructure, engineering and construction disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions, with a focus on dispute resolution and dispute avoidance. She acts as lead counsel on various complex infrastructure projects, including rail, power and commercial projects both in Singapore as well as in the region. Joanna is also a frequent contributor to various construction law textbooks including the leading construction law text in Singapore, The Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (2018), and has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Rising Star" for Construction.

Mr. Ashley Thompson – Manager, Accuracy Singapore

Ashley is a Manager in the Project Advisory and Disputes practise of Accuracy in Singapore. Ashley has been working with delay appointed experts over the last 3.5 years during which he has been involved in complex delay analyses and deep factual reviews on infrastructure and power projects in arbitration proceedings.Prior to consulting, Ashley spent eight years working on major infrastructure projects, based out of London, Madrid and Doha, working in a variety of roles ranging from design and field engineering to contract administration and commercial management. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Member of CIArb, and holds Master degrees in Construction Law and Civil Engineering.

Mr. Samuel Widdowson – Partner, Accuracy Singapore; Treasurer, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Samuel is a Partner in the Project Advisory and Disputes practice of Accuracy in Singapore. He advises on best practice planning, management and logistics on complex projects, and acts as expert witness on extensions of time and analysis of delay, losses of productivity, disruption and acceleration on large construction, engineering and industrial projects throughout Asia and the Middle East. His work typically involves assessments relating to project overrun/delays, contract administration, construction logistics, construction methodology, construction strategy and risk management. Samuel has over 22 years’ professional experience in Building & Construction, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Process Plants, Renewables, Land Reclamation and Infrastructure projects. He has a background in project management and controls, with specific experience in project planning, acquired over a period of over 10 years’ in the UK, before relocating to the Middle East in 2010 and to Asia in 2014. Samuel has been appointed as delay expert witness in the High Court of the Republic of Singapore and international arbitration under ICC, SIAC, DIAC and other ad-hoc rules, as both party-appointed and tribunal appointed expert. He has testified under cross-examination and has experience in expert witness conferencing. Samuel is a Fellow of the CIArb, Member of the SIArb, has an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration, and a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management.

About the Chairperson:

Mr. Trevor Lam – Director-Asia, TBH; Vice-Chair, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Trevor has over 21 years of experience across the globe and is currently a Director of TBH’s Asia business.  He is a construction planner and delay expert.  His experience has been built on a variety of projects including data centres, airports, roads, rail, mixed-use developments, hospitals, shopping centres, oil & gas, power and sporting facilities. Trevor is passionate in promoting industry best planning practices on projects and maintains a strong involvement in the delivery of live projects; planning works from conception to completion across a diversified client base including owners, contractors and sub-contractors.  Through this experience, Trevor has developed a wide-ranging perspective on construction issues that commonly arise. Trevor has been engaged in the provision of independent expert analyses on extensions of time, disruption and acceleration.  He has been appointed as a delay expert witness on SIAC and AIAC arbitrations and provided oral testimony. Trevor is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore) and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.


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 SCL (Singapore) Members


  • Guests of SCL(S) Members


  • Members of international SCLs
  • Members of
    1. Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx)
    2. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb),
    3. Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
    4. Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse),
    5. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
    6. Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL),
    7. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb),
    8. Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA),
    9. Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL),
    10. Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV),
    11. Society of Project Managers (SPM),
    12. Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS)

 Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law




Thursday, April 27, 2023
The evolution of technology litigation


  • Mr Justice Fraser (chair) 
  • Gill Hunt  
  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE

Full information at


Thursday, May 18, 2023
TCC 150: Past, Present and Future: The TCC in Wales and the South West


Chair: Mrs Justice Nerys Jefford DBE, (TCC High Court Judge and Presiding Judge for Wales) 

Panel 1: TCC past: innovations in judicial practice from the TCC   
HHJ Jonathan Russen KC (Principal TCC Judge, Bristol), Andrew Kearney (39 Essex Chambers, London and St Johns Chambers, Bristol), Kate Howell (Senior Associate, Blake Morgan LLP, Cardiff)  

Panel 2: TCC present: Zero, Zero, Ninety Six, Twenty Six.  Hinkley Point C’s lottery numbers   
Steve Ovenden (Head of Legal, Construction at EDF (UK)  

Panel 3: TCC future: AI and the TCC
Other Speakers to be confirmed

Full information at

New Zealand

Thursday, June 29, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023
2023 Conference ‘From Surviving to Thriving’

29 June site tours, AGM and Gala Dinner

30 June full plenary sessions

SCL(NZ) Council extends a warm invitation to everyone to join them in New Zealand for their Conference being hosted at the wonderful new Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Updates announced regularly, for full conference information please visit


Thursday, July 6, 2023
Birmingham: City of Technology and Construction


Chair:  Mr Justice Edward Pepperall, TCC High Court Judge and Presiding Judge for the Midlands 

Topics and speakers: 

  • “Expert evidence in the TCC”, Gemma Beasley (Head of Dispute Resolution Services, RICS) 
  • “What’s good about the TCC”, Martino Giaquinto (Partner, Mills & Reeve, Birmingham) 
  • “The TCC and ADR”, Amrik Kandola (Commercial Mediator, former partner Eversheds, Birmingham) 
  • “The TCC outside London”, HH Frances Kirkham (former principal TCC Judge, Birmingham, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator, Atkin Chambers, London)   
  •  “The construction sector and the Midlands”, Andy Street (Mayor of the West Midlands)

Full information at


Thursday, October 5, 2023
TCC150 - The Levelling Up Moot

Chair: Mr Justice Timothy Fancourt, High Court Judge, Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine and Supervising Judge for the Business and Property Courts in the North. 

Moot judge: Mr Justice David Waksman, TCC High Court Judge, former TCC Circuit Judge, Manchester. 

Moot advocates: Local practitioners and 6th form students from Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.

Full information at


Wednesday, October 18, 2023 to Friday, October 20, 2023
10th International Society of Construction Law Conference

This conference will be held in Istanbul.  Further information can be found at Events | SCL Turkey and in this flyer.


Thursday, November 2, 2023
The Future of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Day Conference followed by Reception and Gala Dinner

Venue: King's College London


9.30 – 9.45:  Welcome speech

9.45 – 10.45:  Keynote Speaker: Lady Arden DBE, The Pros and Cons of Dicta and Dissent. 

10.45 – 11.00:  Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00:  Lecture: Professor David Mosey, Collaborative Contracts. 

12.00 – 13.00:  Panel discussion 

13.00 – 14.00:  Lunch

14.00 – 14.30:  Keynote speaker, Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls.  

14.30 – 16.00:  Lecture: Professor Renato Nazzini, The Contribution of the TCC to Adjudication in Other Jurisdictions, with contributions from Lord Justice Coulson and others. 

16.00 – 16.15: Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.00:  Final session: Conclusions from the day, the future of TCC litigation – a panel discussion led by Mrs Justice Joanna Smith DBE  

The conference will be followed by a Gala Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in the evening.

Full information at