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Day one

0830 Registration & coffee
0900 Start of Seminar

1. Introduction
• DRB v DAB
• Dispute avoidance v dispute resolution
• Standing v ad hoc

2. Appointment of Standing Boards
• Who?
• How?
• Dispute Adjudication Agreement, fees etc
• Objections

Coffee & refreshments

3. Dispute Avoidance
• Site visits
• Opinions and reports
• Dispute avoidance in practice

4. Workshop 1
• Challenges and conflicts of interest

Networking lunch

5. Disputes and their Resolution
• Definition of “dispute”
• Operation of clause 20
• DB Rules – FIDIC, ICC etc.
• Alternative methods for dispute resolution

6. Ad Hoc DABs
• Appointments
• Considerations – who to appoint?
• Refusal to sign the DAA
• Jurisdictional objections

Tea & refreshments

7. Workshop 2
• Jurisdictional challenges

8. Question and Answer Session

17.15 Close of Day One

18.00 Green Box – Drinks sponsored by Corbett & Co.

 

 

Day two

0900 Start of Day two

1. The Course of the Referral

• Notice of intention to refer
• Timetable
• Submissions
• Powers

2. Evidence
• Factual witnesses
• Experts
• Documentation


Coffee & refreshments

3. The Hearing

• Or documents only?
• Presenters
• Who should attend?
• Agenda and format
• Site visit?


4. Workshop 3
• Evidential Issues


Networking lunch

5. The Decision

• Deadline and extension
• Reaching a decision
• Form
• Majority decision and dissent
• Enforcement

6. Termination and Resignation, Liability
• Normal ending of appointment
• Dismissal or resignation; replacement
• Liability of DAB members


Tea & refreshments

7. Workshop 4

• Mock DAB Hearing

8. Question and Answer Session


17.15 Close of Workshop

 

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