Exclusion Clauses and The Australian Space Race

 A massive thank you to John Caruso and Lucy Garrett QC who shared their expert knowledge and experiences through a lively presentation and engaging Q&A.

Thank you also to all our guests who shared questions and experiences too; this is what makes our webinars inclusive to the wider construction and engineering industry. 

Webinar Recording:

May - UK and Australian Leaders in Construction Law - YouTube

Webinar Presentation:

PowerPoint Presentation (bartonlegal.com)

Webinar Case Law Notes:

case-law---may.pdf (bartonlegal.com)

Lucy Garrett QC, Keating Chambers (UK)

Lucy focussed on knotty problems, covering in particular notice conditions precedent and exclusion clauses and advice on how to deal with them, in the context of contracts in both international (including FIDIC) and UK use.

Lucy Garrett QC of Keating Chambers has an impressive specialist practice in construction, engineering, energy and shipbuilding, with a particular focus on projects involving complex factual, technical and contractual disputes. She is always in demand for her forceful advocacy, commercial approach and intellectual ability, and was named one of The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” earlier this year.

John Caruso, Partner, Tindall Gask Bentley (Australia)

Following Lucy, John gave us a fascinating update on the construction industry in Australia, focusing on:

- How Australia's Covid19 Response has impacted construction projects in Australia compared to the rest of the world;

- The emergence of the Build to Rent sector in Australia and comparison with global trends; and  

- An overview of the booming Australian Space Industry and Manufacturing Sector – Launch of the Australian Space Agency in Adelaide South Australia.

John’s experience and expertise covers the complex areas of commercial property transactions, lease negotiations, sales and acquisitions, lending documents and intellectual property. John’s in-depth knowledge of the commercial sector, coupled with his diligent and meticulous approach has attracted a diverse range of loyal clients across South Australia.